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As a top-tier research-intensive university in Canada and the largest university in the province of Saskatchewan, our school is the only English-speaking university in Canada with such a broad combination of human, animal and plant studies on one campus. Here, students from more than 100 countries work together with professors and researchers as they contribute to our world in more than 100 disciplines.

General Requirements for all Programs

Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate is required for admission to all programs. If you have completed more than 18 credit units of transferable credit units from an accredited post-secondary institution, your admission will be based on your post‑secondary studies.

Early (conditional) admission

You may apply for admission in the year you will graduate if you submit your transcript from the previous year and a list of courses you are currently completing, as well as Hui Kao (or Academic Proficiency Test 学业水平测试) results if applicable. Early (Conditional) admission may be granted in these circumstances.

Transfer Credit

The University of Saskatchewan considers courses from accredited institutions around the world for transfer credit. Generally, credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis for courses equivalent to those taught at the University of Saskatchewan. When you apply for admission we will review all education history for admission and transfer credit. Your year of study and program requirements are determined by each college.

College specific requirements

In addition to the general requirement, you must present required subjects with your high school transcript and/or Hui Kao results (or Academic Proficiency Test 学业水平测试) if applicable and have achieved a competitive average for your college of choice.

A 5-subject admission average is calculated for each applicant based on the following criteria:

  • Chinese
  • Mathematics

Plus a combination of:

  • Maximum 2 subjects of English, History and Geography
  • Maximum 2 subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Maximum 1 subject of Music and Arts

Please Note:  All transcripts are reviewed on a case by case basis.  Grades listed below are a guideline for admission.

CollegeRequired Senior Level Subjects1.Competitive Average Requirements (2013)2.
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management
  • Diploma in Agronomy
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
70
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
  • Diploma in Agribusiness
  • Mathematics
  • Biology or Chemistry or Physics
70
Arts and Science
Certain university courses have prerequisites required prior to registration. 70
B.Mus. program requires an interview
Business
  • Mathematics
Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average and the top 375 students will be offered admission. The expected target score will be approximately 80%
Engineering
70% in each:
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average. The number of students to be admitted will be determined in February 2016. The expected target score will be approximately 85%.
Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry or Physics
Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average and the top 100 students will be offered admission. 

1. You may be admitted to some programs with a deficiency. Industrial arts subjects are not acceptable for admission. Technical education subjects are not acceptable for admission to Kinesiology. 
2. Admission averages shown here correspond to a 60% pass scale. The competitive averages should be used as a guideline, and do not guarantee admission.

Canadian Curriculum Program

If you are studying a Canadian curriculum please refer to the requirements of the province that you are studying: explore.usask.ca/admissions/requirements.php

*If you are in a China-Canadian dual-curriculum program, we may combine the Chinese curriculum and Canadian curriculum to obtain the admission average.

British Education (A Levels & GCSEs)

explore.usask.ca/admissions/international/uk.php

International Baccalaureate (IB)

explore.usask.ca/admissions/ib.php

Advanced Placement (AP)

explore.usask.ca/admissions/ap.php

If your first language is not English, you are required to provide documents proving English proficiency prior to the deadline to submit supporting documents for admission. These documents must be sent directly to our office from the issuing authority. View our English language proficiency policy for more information.

Language Centre as Proof of English Proficiency

Step 1:  U of S Degree Program

  • Fill out and submit an application for admission at explore.usask.ca/admissions.
  • Applying online is easy—just fill out your application, submit it, and pay the $90 application fee in one convenient stop.
  • Submit your scanned documents to international@usask.ca (deadlines can be found at explore.usask.ca/admissions)

    • To consider you for admission, we need to see that you meet, or will meet, our admission requirements. Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate is required for admission to all programs.
    • You may apply for admission in the year you will graduate high school if you submit your transcript from the previous year and a list of courses you are currently completing, as well as Hui Kao (or Academic Proficiency Test 学业水平测试) results if applicable. Early (Conditional) admission may be granted in these circumstances.
    • If you have completed more than 18 credit units of transferable credit units from an accredited post-secondary institution, your admission will be based on your post‑secondary studies.  Final or up-to-date post-secondary documents must be submitted.

Check your application status (U of S Degree Programs)

    • After you apply online, you can log back in anytime to check the status of your application.
    • Remember to write down your login ID and password when you apply. You will need this information to check your application status.
    • See what documents we need, when we have received them, and when a decision is made.
    • Checking your application status is a quick and easy way to make sure your application is on track.

Step 2:  Language Centre English Program

  • This step must be completed before the University will grant conditional admission.

    • Fill out and submit an application for admission at learnenglish.usask.ca/forms. Application deadlines can be found at learnenglish.usask.ca/study-terms. Email (register.esl@usask.ca) or fax (1-306-966-4356) your University Pathway Application Package and arrange to pay the required fees: application fee ($150) and tuition deposit ($400).

University Pathway Application package can be mailed to:

Language Centre
University of Saskatchewan
232 R.J.D. Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3
CANADA

The University of Saskatchewan reserves the right to make changes to admissions policies without notice.

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