USask Student Travel Award

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are participating in a conference, traveling outside of Saskatchewan to obtain a visa or study permit to study abroad, competition or extra-curricular (not for credit) activities off-campus in Canada or abroad. Please note that if you are planning to participate in an academic study abroad program, you should submit an application for the Global Engagement Scholarship instead.

Applications must be submitted no later than one month before the start date of the planned activity, with the exception of trips to obtain a visa or study permit to study abroad. Due to a high number of applicants, all applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Only complete applications will be accepted. Students are eligible to receive one Student Travel Award every 12 months. Please read the Terms and Conditions in the application portal for more information.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and suspension of student travel, ISSAC is currently not accepting applications (online application portal is temporarily closed). The portal will be reopened once international travel suspensions are lifted. 

Canada Learning Initiative in China

Are you interested in studying in China?

Check out the heavily subsidized study abroad opportunities available through the Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC).

Global Engagement Scholarships

Would you like to gain international experience as a USask student? Undergraduate and graduate USask students are eligible for a $1000 Global Engagement Scholarship to help offset costs related to studying abroad. Eligiblity criteria includes:

  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program before and during travel.
  • Only academic study abroad programs and activities will be considered.
  • Undergraduate students must receive USask or transfer credit from their study abroad experience.
  • Grduate students must demonstrate that the activities have significant learning outcomes beneficial to their studies, eg. research abroad. 
  • Students are eligible for one scholarship per academic year.
  • Scholarships are not granted retroactively.
  • Scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students until funds for the year have been exhausted.
  • Maximum duration of travel is one academic year.

All USask students who have been nominated to go on Student Exchange are automatically eligible to apply for a Global Engagement Scholarship. Please, submit your application before your departure. You may apply for the scholarship as soon as you have been nominated. 

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and suspension of student travel, ISSAC is currently not accepting applications (online application portal is temporarily closed). The portal will be reopened once international travel suspensions are lifted.

European Union Erasmus + Scholarships

The Erasmus + Programme is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Students can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship to a University of Saskatchewan partner institution and participate in a heavily subsized semester abroad.

For more information about the Erasmus+ scholarships at specific insitutions please visit the host institution website below:

Deadline to apply: Competition currently closed 


College Specific Awards

All colleges

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.

Agriculture and Bioresources

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.

College of Medicine

Edwards School of Business

Go Global Awards (Hanlon Centre)The Hanlon Centre offers "GoGlobal Student Subsidies" to help Edwards students participate in international business education and experiential learning opportunities.

College of Law

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan's Exchange/Internship ProgramOpen to students pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Saskatchewan.

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):