How to Apply for International Programs

Apply for a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program as an International Student

Application Processing Time

We are currently processing applications to programs that are submitted with completed documents for:

  • January intake from October 13, 2021.
  • March intake from October 13, 2021.
  • September intake from October 13, 2021.

At this time we are prioritizing January applicants. Applications to March intakes will have assessments and letters sent as soon as possible.

Updated: October 21, 2021        Next update planned: October 28, 2021

Application processing time is typically 15 days. The posted processing time tells you how long it took us to process most complete applications in the recent 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.

Inquiries

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,
  • your selected start date, 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 international@saskpolytech.ca. Please allow for two to three business days for a response.

 

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 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. 

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 4 to IELTS 6.5 through a series of courses. 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.

 

Applications open every October for the following academic year. 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.

View application guide

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, submit scanned coloured documents by email to internationaldocuments@saskpolytech.ca with a Foreign Document Submission Cover Page. Emailed transcripts, credentials and identity documents must be official; that is they must be scans or photos of original official documents. Ensure that the scanned documents are submitted as unprotected PDF attachments, are in colour and are entirely readable. All documentation, if not issued in English, must include notarized translations into English.

View international document requirements by country 

A final unconditional decision on your application cannot be made until all official documents including translations are reviewed and verified as required by Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Submission of unofficial documents will be refused.

Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants will require official documents sent direct from the issuing institution.

Applicants with studies within Canada institutions are required to send documents direct from the awarding institution.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic reserves the right to require the original version of an admission or identity document. You may be randomly selected for an audit. If this occurs, you will be notified through your mySaskpolytech letter portal. If you are an international student, make sure that you bring the original versions or certified true copies of your documents to Canada to avoid having to make arrangements remotely.

If selected for an audit, ensure documents that are requested by our assessors are submitted as early as possible by one of the three methods:

         Registration Services, Foreign Credential Assessment Office
         Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.
         PO Box 1520
         1130 Idylwyld Drive
         Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5
         Canada 

  • Supply a certified true copy of the required documents, or
  • Submit your original documents to your local campus as stated on the letter of request. We will arrange to return them to you as soon as possible. Please ensure your submission includes:
    • a list of the documents enclosed for the audit, and
    • your Saskatchewan Polytechnic identification number.

 

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 $10,000 CAD within 30 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.

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 $10,000 CAD within 30 days (or less) to secure your seat. 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 international@saskpolytech.ca. Please allow for two business days for a response.