Apply for a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program as an International Student
Application Processing Time
For Fall programs we are currently processing applications submitted with completed documents from:
July 1, 2020. Note that assessments for September are being prioritized at this time.
For Winter programs starting in 2021 we are currently processing applications submitted with completed documents from:
June 27, 2020. Due to high volumes applications to fall programs, winter applications will be assessed as soon as we are able in August and September.
Updated: July 30, 2020Find out more about application processing times and how to inquire.
Application processing time is typically 15 days but currently is 20 business days. This processing time tells you how long it took us to process most complete applications in the past. Complete applications include the submission of required documents. Your application will be delayed if it is not complete.
Your processing time may vary depending on how many applications we receive and the potential start date of the program applied to.
If you applied before the date above, check your application status in mySaskPolytech.
If you submitted your application and documents before the indicated date, you are welcome to inquire about the status of your application. Please include:
- your full name,
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic ID number,
- the program you applied to, and
- the date you submitted documents.
Emails must be sent from your approved email address (Saskatchewan Polytechnic or declared personal email address).
To contact us directly, please email email@example.com. Please allow for two to three business days for a response.
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 also offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. These courses will help you develop the language skills necessary to move from IELTS 5.5 to IELTS 6.0 or from IELTS 6.0 to IELTS 6.5. You can receive admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic's EAP courses followed by one of the many Saskatchewan Polytechnic post-secondary programs, with general English Language Proficiency requirements, that are available to international applicants. When you apply to one of our programs, you are automatically considered for EAP by providing your IELTS score. Visit the English for Academic Purposes page 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 the application 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Arrange to have an original document sent direct by the issuing institution to Saskatchewan Polytechnic,
- Supply a copy to the issuing institution (please do not send your original personal copy through the 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
- 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. Please ensure you clearly identify that they are personal copies you wish to have returned.
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, including translations (if applicable) to:
Registration Services, Foreign Credential Assessment Office
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.
PO Box 1520
1130 Idylwyld Drive
Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5
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 $9,500 CAD within 60 days (or less) to secure your seat. You may also be required to pay partial tuition during that timeframe. Note that receipts for payments are sent to your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email.
Double check the information including the renewal date of your passport for their accuracy. Plan for renewal during your stay if necessary.
You will be requested to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1000 when you are accepted to a program. New international students must provide a first tuition payment of $8500 within 60 days of acceptance to a program (90 days before the start date of the post-secondary program if enrolled in English for Academic Purposes). 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.
If you choose to withdraw from a program, you must submit a withdrawal request. Sask Polytech will refund any tuition amounts (less the non-refundable deposit) within four - six weeks.
To contact us directly, please email email@example.com. Please allow for two business days for a response.