For 2021 Winter Term Exchanges, apply by September 15, 2020

See what our past study abroad student has to say about his Exchange program experience.

Attend a partner university abroad for one or two terms while gaining transfer credit toward your USask degree.

Quick facts
  • Offered during Fall Semester and/or Winter Semester
  • You pay USask tuition, 
    instead of international student tuition to the host institution
  • You are responsible for planning travel and living arrangements

Process

Find your next adventure!

We will help you find your perfect exchange opportunity. Choose from a variety of partner universities all over the world.

Meet with an academic advisor

Chat with an academic advisor in your College to see when an academic exchange is a good fit for your program. 

Apply to the program

Apply to the student exchange program. Once you are accepted, you will also need to attend an information session and complete an admissions application for the partner institution. 

Take a look at your detailed guide and checklist

Check out the guide and checklist to stay on top of all your pre-departure needs such as housing, immigration, and travel.

Eligibility

  • You have completed or are in the process of completing 60 credit units at the time of application*
  • You have a 70% average or higher**
  • You are registered as a full-time student prior to and throughout the duration of your exchange program
  • You have available finances or qualify for some of our many scholarships and travel bursaries
  • You meet minimum Language Proficiency Requirement of the Host University where applicable
*Arts and Science and Education students can apply after completing 30 credit units unless otherwise specified by the partner University
** Arts and Science students must have a minimum of 65% average or higher
  • You obtain confirmation of permission from a departmental supervisor and graduate chair
  • You are in good academic standing
  • You complete a minimum of 1 semester in your graduate program
  • You are registered as a full-time student prior to and throughout the duration of your exchange program
  • You have the personal aptitude
  • You have available finances or qualify for some of our many scholarships and travel bursaries
  • You meet minimum Language Proficiency Requirement of the Host University where applicable

Cost

  • Pay USask tuition*
  • Undergraduate students pay student fees only to the partner institution
  • Graduate students pay USask on-campus student fees due to the requirement to maintain continuous registration as well as student fees to the partner institution
  • Accommodation, flights, insurance, food, miscellaneous 
*Regardless of how many courses or credits you plan to transfer back to the U of S, you will be charged:
  • Undergraduate - 15 credit units per semester 
  • Education students - 9 credit units per semester
  • Graduate - 9 credit units per semester

Travel Funding

Find scholarships and travel bursaries offered through the USask and external institutions that are specifically designed for exchange opportunities. 

Transferable Credit

The exchange program is a great way for USask students to study at a university in another country while still working on requirements for their degree program.

Other Considerations

Meet all deadlines for Convocation

If you intend to graduate at the first convocation following your return from the exchange, you will be responsible for submitting an Application to Graduate by the required deadline. You will not be allowed to graduate until all of your transcripts have been received and evaluated by the University of Saskatchewan. Transcripts must arrive at least 12 calendar days prior to the first day of convocation. If the transcripts do not arrive in time, you will have to reapply for the next graduation ceremony.

Withdrawing from the Exchange Program

Any student who withdraws from an academic exchange is required to inform the International Education Officer at ISSAC and the Host Institution in writing. If a student withdraws after the last day to withdraw without financial and/or academic penalty (as set out in the Academic Calendar) they will be subject to all assessed penalties. If the student has been the recipient of student loans, scholarships and/or awards, the student may be required to repay the amount.

Withdrawing during Pre-Departure

If a student withdraws during pre-departure (after notification of acceptance has been issued), the student must complete a Logistical Changes in Study Abroad Program form. 

Withdrawing after Arrival

While abroad, an exchange student is registered as a USask student. If the student withdraws from the program abroad, it is the same as withdrawing from the USask. The student may not receive a tuition refund and may be required to reapply for admission. If the student is on student loans or was the recipient of a scholarship or award, the student may be required to repay the full amount.

Any student who withdraws from an academic exchange must inform the International Education Officer at ISSAC and the Host Institution in writing.

If at any time prior to departure an exchange student is placed on academic probation, becomes subject to dismissal, or is dismissed from the USask, the student will become ineligible to participate in the exchange.

Contact Us

For study abroad questions or to meet remotely with an International Education Officer (IEO) please email study.abroad@usask.ca from your PAWs account with details about your inquiry. An IEO will get back to you shortly to respond to your inquiry and/or arrange for a meeting time.