International Student and Study Abroad Centre

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) staff are here to assist you with questions you may have as a student and to provide you with opportunities for intercultural learning and enriching study abroad experiences.

International students advising

International students advising (including degree-seeking, exchange, visiting and ESL international students) is provided by our International Education Officers. Please see more information here

Events and workshops


Getting settled at USask

Learn about services and programming, advising and social events at the beginning of each term for incoming international students. This page includes a simple guide to plan your arrival and get settled at USask and in Canada.

Learn what you will need to do as a newly-admitted student at USask including course registration, tuition payment, academics, health and wellness and other campus essentials.


Learn about important documents you are responsible for before and during your studies at the USask. Find out what documentation your family will need to live or visit here and what you need to do when traveling outside of Canada.

Working in Canada

Information on work permits for international students and accompanying spouses or common-law partners as well as obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Living in Canada

Improve your English

General ESL training at the USask Language Centre

Improving your English will help you improve your grades. The Language Centre offers general English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to help you develop general and academic language skills designed to meet your English language needs. Bursaries are available for graduate students.

Interested in becoming a student?

Learn more about the University of Saskatchewan and applying for admission.