Study Permit

Proof of Financial Support

To obtain a study permit to attend the University of Saskatchewan, you must meet the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requirement to have enough money, arranged in advance and available to you in Canada, to cover tuition and living expenses for your first year of study, as well as return transportation to your home country. 

The financial support requirement is normally:

  1. Tuition for the first year - $13,000 to $17,000
  2. Living expenses - approximately $10,000. This amount increases if your spouse or children accompany you to Canada.

Tuition and Student Fees Only

To protect students, funders, and the university, and to comply with Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations, money sent to the university will be used only to prepay tuition and student fees. No refunds will be paid to students, only to the original sender and only if the study permit application is withdrawn or denied.

Pay through Flywire

All payments from outside Canada must be made through Flywire, the university's exclusive international payment provider, at www.flywire.com.

Make sure you are informed of up-to-date study permit requirements and acceptable proof of financial support.

Information for Students

Confirmation Letter

When your payment through Flywire has been processed, Flywire will generate a confirmation letter to support your study permit application.

Payment Applied to your Student Account

The amount transferred to the university will be applied to your tuition and fees for the first year of study. Any amount remaining will be used to pay future terms’ tuition and fees. Funds will not be refunded to you for any reason while you are still in Canada. The university does not charge any service fee, nor do we pay any interest on the deposit.

Living Expenses

The money deposited with the university is for prepayment of tuition only. Money will not be refunded to you for living expenses. You will need to make arrangements with a chartered bank or credit union to deposit funds to cover your living expenses.

Transfer to Another Institution

If you transfer to another post-secondary education institution within Canada, you can request that we transfer your remaining deposit to that institution. You will be asked to provide us with information including confirmation of registration from the institution to which you are transferring.

Refund

In the event that you do not come to Canada, the deposit will be refunded to the original payor through Flywire. You must first provide these documents to Student Finance and Awards:

  • a letter from the embassy indicating that your study permit application was denied or withdrawn.
  • a completed Request for Refund form.

Contact

The Bursar

Student Finance and Awards

University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2

Phone: 306-966-4595
Fax: 306-966-6730