Graduate Awards

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or graduate administrator for details.

ESL Bursary for International Students (CGPS)

ValueVaries depending on classes
Number offeredVaries
EligibilityThe ESL Bursary for International Students is a support program for international graduate students who would like to strengthen their English language skills by taking a course offered through The Language Centre.

Note: ESL bursaries are not intended to be used by students who have been admitted conditionally and must satisfy a language requirement. These bursaries will also not be awarded to students who were exempted from the language requirements upon admission to the university.

ESL bursaries will be available for the following courses:
  1. Pronunciation
  2. Spoken English (general speaking and listening skills)
  3. Effective Writing and Grammar (reading or general writing and grammar skills)
  4. Graduate-Level Writing
For current information on each of the above course offerings, please see The Language Centre website.

There are two eligibility criteria used in awarding a student an ESL Bursary
  1. You must have met the minimum English proficiency requirements at the University of Saskatchewan.
  2. Your graduate supervisor or Graduate Chair must recommend that you take an ESL class.
There are a limited number of bursaries available for students. If there are more qualified students than the number of bursaries available, priority will be given to Ph. D. students and to those students who have not received a bursary in a previous term.
ApplyDownload and complete Sections I-IV of the application form. The applicant’s supervisor or Graduate Chair must complete Section V. All four pages of the application must be submitted together by the deadline to Graduate Awards & Scholarships. It can be delivered to our office or emailed to us using the information given below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the competition.

Students who receive an ESL Bursary will be expected to:
  • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of $25.00 to The Language Centre.
  • Take a short placement test at The Language Centre to ensure you are placed in the appropriate level and class.
  • Maintain full-time registration in your graduate program at the University of Saskatchewan throughout the duration of the ESL class.
  • Attend the ESL class regularly and complete all assignments.
The ESL Bursary will only be available to you during the term that you applied and cannot be carried forward into another term. You will need to re-apply for another bursary by one of the application deadlines.

Graduate Awards & Scholarships
Room 116, Thorvaldson Building
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9
E-mail: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca
DeadlineMarch 1st; August 1st; December 1st annually
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