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.

Drop-in advising

International students drop-in advising is provided by our Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIA) from Monday to Thursday, between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Our office is open for in-person visits, but we are still advising remotely via Zoom

Events and workshops


New students

Transition to USask: online or on-campus

Whether you're starting your studies online or on-campus, you'll want to learn about services and programming, advising and key events that will help with your transition as you begin your studies at USask.

Newly admitted students

Learn what you will need to do as a newly admitted student.

Improve your English

Evening ESL classes

Improving your English will help you improve your grades. The Language Centre offers part-time evening English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Academic Writing, Spoken English, Reading, Pronunciation, Listening and Notetaking, and Graduate-Level Writing. Bursaries are available for graduate students.

U-Bridge classes

If you are a first-year student who is struggling with the English in your classes, you may benefit from a U-Bridge class. U-Bridge classes focus more on English language and study skills while you take just one class toward your degree. Your ESL instructor will attend your university class with you to provide extra learning and tutorial support. 

Interested in becoming a student?

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


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