What is Student Exchange

  • Students from institutions who have a formal exchange agreement with the University of Saskatchewan can participate in the Student Exchange Program
  • You can study at the University of Saskatchewan for one or two semesters  
  • Through the Student Exchange Program, you will pay tuition to your home institution

How to Apply

1. Be nominated by your home institutions

  • Confirm your home institution has a student exchange agreement with the University of Saskatchewan
  • Contact your home institution and apply to the Exchange Program through the Exchange Program Coordinator. There may be preliminary screening
  • If you are accepted, your home institutions Exchange Program Coordinator will nominate you to the University of Saskatchewan

Nomination deadline

  • Term 1 and Academic Year: April 1
  • Term 2: October 1

2. Apply for Admission as an Exchange Student

Once your home institution nominates you, you will receive an email with the link to the online application.

Additional documents you will need to submit:

  • A copy of your Academic Transcript
  • English Translation of your Academic Transcript
  • Supporting English Proficiency Document
    • A signed letter from the Faculty of English in your institution or;
    • A signed letter from your International Coordinator confirming your level of English language skills or;
    • Evidence of completion of the IELTS (minimum band score 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum paper-based score of 550/internet based score of 80)

 Application deadline

  • Term 1 and Academic Year: May 1
  • Term 2: October 15

3. Receive a Letter of Admission

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Admission from the University of Saskatchewan. 

After you have been admitted

Apply for on-campus Residence

  • On-campus Residence has a separate application with separate deadline dates from the Incoming Exchange Admission Application
  • We cannot guarantee all exchange students will receive on-campus accommodations.

The study plan will be sent to an Academic Advisor in the college you are admitted to for review.

Full-time course work at the U of S is 9 credit units to 15 credit Units

  • The Academic Advisor will provide enrolment permissions for the courses in which you meet the prerequisite requirements.
  • Register for your classes after you receive communication on what courses you have been approved to take. 

Learn about important documents you are responsible for before and during your studies at the U of S. 

Exchange Students must purchase international health and emergency insurance prior to departing from home country.  

There are many ways you can get involved, make friends and build the relationships you will remember for years to come.

  • International Student Groups - Looking to connect with fellow international students, and Canadian students? Contact one of the many International Student Groups on campus! They host many social activities, cultural events and want to ensure your transition to life at the U of S is as smooth as possible.

  • ISSAC Facebook - To learn more about ISSAC programming, connect with other international students and much more, like and follow the ISSAC Facebook page! It’s a great place to find out what to do during your first days at the U of S!

Fees and Expenses

  • As an Exchange Student, you will pay tuition to your home institution
  • You will be responsible for paying for

About our Campus

The University of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, are excited to welcome exchange students to our vibrant cultural and artistic community.

Located in the heart of Saskatoon, the U of S is renowned for the beauty of its campus, the strength and diversity of its academic programs, and its warm and welcoming students, faculty and staff. Saskatoon is known for its stunning riverbank views, big-city amenities, and small-town hospitality.

Are you a current U of S student interested in studying abroad?