Exchange opportunities

Attend another university for one or two terms while gaining transfer credit toward your U of S degree. 

U of S classes abroad

Take one class or an entire term of U of S classes overseas.

Other opportunities

Unique programs including interships, volunteer opportunities, or conferences.

All students going on university-approved and/or sponsored international trips must complete a pre-departure orientation and the International Travel Registry prior to departure. Students wanting to travel to high-risk locations must complete additional requirements before travel can be allowed.

For more information about different study abroad opportunities, funding or travel safety, please visit the International Student and Study Abroad Centre in Room 80, Lower Place Riel or email study.abroad@usask.ca.

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Drop-in advising

Drop by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre and speak to one of our International Education officers about our great selection of study-abroad opportunities. Staff at the centre can also talk to you about funding available.

Tuesday 1-4 pm
Wednesday 9 am-noon
Thursday 1-4 pm

No appointment required.

Travel awards

U of S Student Travel Award:

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who will be participating in a conference, U of S study abroad program, competition or other study-related activities off campus may apply for the University of Saskatchewan Student Travel Award. Funding is available for individuals and groups in three categories. Please note that you can submit an application as soon as you have all the required supporting documents to accompany your application form but no later than one month before your travel. Applications are accepted from students as well as faculty supervising student groups.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been exhausted. Please make sure you have uploaded all required supporting documents to your application before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Also, please note that due to a high volume of applications it cannot be guaranteed that successful applicants receive their awards prior to departure but every effort will be made to pay awards during the month of travel.

Please note that a complete application must include a detailed budget that explains estimated costs for travel and any other funding you expect to receive to support your travel (including funding from your supervisor). Please include only reasonable costs associated with your U of S travel into the application. Personal travel costs will not be considered for funding. All applicants should ensure that their mailing address on PAWS is up-to-date prior to applying.

To submit your online Student Travel Award application, please click below. You will be redirected to ISSAC's online application portal. All applicants must sign in with their NSID. If you encounter problems with your online application, please email studenttravel.award@usask.ca.

The International Office helps fund various research projects abroad. Graduate students are encouraged to click here for funding for their studies and/or research abroad.

For more information about other travel awards, please use the Scholarships search engine below.

Gail Appel Global Citizenship Award

This award is designed to recognize one U of S student enrolled in any college for a high academic achievement while exemplifying the qualities of global citizenship within or outside the university. The value of this annual award is $1,000.

Selection criteria will take into consideration interest and involvement in intercultural activities, global awareness and/or leadership in promoting inclusiveness and diversity on and off campus.

Nominees (or nominating departments/colleges) must submit the following documents:

  • A letter of nomination from the Department/College, which provides examples of the student's accomplishments and qualifications in the light of the award criteria.
  • A cover letter written by the nominee explaining their interests and involvement in activities that exemplify the spirit of global citizenship on and/or off campus.
  • A resume from the nominee.
2016 Gail Appel Global Citizenship Award winner

The winner of the 2016 Gail Appel Global Citizenship award is Jebunnessa Chapola, whose contribution to global and local issues has been truly inspirational. Her leadership and volunteer work in our community and abroad exemplify the true spirit of global citizenship. Congratulations to this year's winner for her achievements. 

2016 Gail Appel Global Citizenship award winner Jebunnessa Chapola

Generally, exchange students can continue to receive and/or apply for U of S scholarships. Please be sure to check the specific terms of your current scholarship to ensure that you are in compliance. Student loans may also be available to students going abroad.

The Gillian Hughes Memorial Travel Fellowship to financially assist upper year undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture specializing in an area of plant sciences to study abroad for at least one term at an established university in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or elsewhere in Europe.

The Frank Sosulski Memorial Travel Award Fund to assist graduate students in Agriculture and Bioresources to participate in regional, national or international conferences or projects.

  • Global Health Research and Travel Awards (open to undergraduate and graduate students): Financial support for faculty, residents, graduate and undergraduate students for their research and learning experiences in developing countries.
  • The H.B (Bruno) Schiefer Student Travel Award (open to graduate students): For students who are registered full-time with the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Must be presenting research findings from the U of S toxicology grad work at scientific meetings.

Hanlon Centre Financial Subsidy for International Business Education (open to all students): A financial subsidy to help students participate in international business education & experiential learning opportunities. Preference for students in Edwards School of Business.

External Funding

Government of Canada Funding

The Canadian Government provides different funding sources for students to take their education abroad. Find out more by visiting the following websites:

 Funding open to graduate students:
 Tri-agency funding information (joint NSERC-SSHRC-CIHR programs) (open to graduate students and post-graduate fellows):