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Apply for a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program as an International Student

 

The language of instruction at Saskatchewan Polytechnic is English. International students must provide proof of English language proficiency. Please view the English Language Requirement page details.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers the IELTS test at our Saskatoon and Regina locations. Visit the English Language Requirement for more information.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has many programs that are available to international students; however, some programs do not accept international students or are full for the upcoming intake. Follow this link to view Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs available to International Students. Note that your application is considered for the next upcoming intake. Many of our programs have only one intake per year. Programs with more than one intake are noted on the link above.

Most programs are First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA), though some are High Demand or Competitive. Learn more about the admission processes at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The information on this page also explains our waitlist process.

Be prepared to prove you meet the admission requirements for the program to which you are applying. Admission requirements are program specific. All relevant documents including transcripts must be submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Scanned copies of documents are accepted from applicants for initial assessment. Assessors may require documents to be sent directly from the related institution(s) or require your originals. Prepare to provide proof of legal name change if applicable.

If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must produce translated documents.  If you require that your documents be translated into English, we recommend the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS).

Admission offers are to a specific program at a specific campus but you may choose to apply to more than one program or campus.  Note, once an offer of admission is accepted and a seat be offered to your alternate program or campus, changing your program or campus incurs fees. 

Complete your application by May 1 to ensure consideration for programs beginning in September. If you choose to apply after May 1, please remember that combined processing times (Saskatchewan Polytechnic and IRCC) may not give you enough time to begin studies in the fall.

To complete your application, use this guide and follow the steps listed. International applicants must apply online and pay by credit card. The international application fee is $150.

You may complete all sections immediately or return to complete at your convenience. To leave and return later, click Finish Later. Your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you submit your application. Only after you submit your application will Registration Services staff review.

Once you have applied to the program, you can submit scanned coloured documents by email to internationaldocuments@saskpolytech.ca with a Foreign Document Submission Cover Page. Ensure that the scanned documents are submitted as unprotected PDF attachments, are in colour and are entirely readable.

A final unconditional decision on your application cannot be made until all official documents including translations are verified by Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your country of origin is unable to provide Saskatchewan Polytechnic with original documents or does not arrange online verification (such as WAEC scratch cards), you may be required to ask the applicable Ministry of Education to provide us with proof of authenticity. Ensure official documents that are requested by our assessors are submitted to the following address as early as possible by one of the three methods:

  1. Arrange to have an original document sent direct by the issuing institution to Saskatchewan Polytechnic,
  2. Supply a copy to the issuing institution.  The institution will then need to attest that the copies are true photocopies and stamp them with an official university seal.  The attested, sealed copies are then placed in sealed envelopes and mailed from the institution directly to the Foreign Credential Assessment office, or
  3. If you are accepted with conditions, submit your original documents at least 30 days prior to your start date. Pick up will be at your local campus 10 days after your program start date. Please ensure your submission includes a list of the documents enclosed and your Saskatchewan Polytechnic identification number. 

Students unable to submit documents via these methods must attend a verification session with their documentation on their arrival. Times and location will be emailed to your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email address. 

Forward supporting documents to including translations (if applicable) to:

Registration Services, Foreign Credential Assessment Office
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.
1130 Idylwyld Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 3R5
Canada 

For the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs it will take 15 business days to assess your application after all required documentation is submitted. You will be notified by Saskatchewan Polytechnic via email on how you will receive the decision of your application through our mySaskPolytech portal.

If accepted, you will be required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1000 CAD within 30 days (or less) to secure your seat.  Note that receipts for payments are sent to your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email.

An international student is a visitor to Canada who is legally permitted to study in Canada in accordance with the Canada Immigration Act. For more information regarding studying in Canada, study permits or visas please check the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) web page.

Double check the information including the renewal date of your passport for their accuracy.  Plan for renewal during your stay if necessary.

All campuses maintain housing registries to help students find accommodations. You can also consider staying with a Canadian family through the Canada Homestay Network.

You will be requested to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1000 when you are accepted to a program.  Sixty days before you begin your studies $7500 is due.  The remainder of tuition and fees are due when you begin your studies at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Please view your payment options if you are abroad. Once you are in Canada, please view your options here. Note that receipts are sent to your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email account within 5 business days of a payment being received. 


To contact us directly, please email international@saskpolytech.ca. Please allow for two business days for a response.

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