1. Explore programs

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has many programs that are available to international students.

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

View programs available to international students

2. Get ready to apply

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 Sask Polytech is English. International students must provide proof of English Language Proficiency. 

Sask Polytech offers the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test at our Saskatoon and Regina locations. Visit the English Language Requirement for more information.

Sask Polytech also offers English language courses. Visit the Learn English page for more information.

3. Your application

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 (Sask Polytech 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 International Student 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 Enrolment Services staff review.
Once you have applied to the program, submit scanned coloured documents by email to internationaldocuments@saskpolytech.ca.

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 Sask Polytech.
For the majority of Sask Polytech programs it will take 15 business days to assess your application after all required documentation is submitted. You will be notified by Sask Polytech 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 to secure your seat. You may also be required to pay partial tuition. 

International students applying to a program of study at Sask Polytech will now be admitted via a two-step process.
  • Step one - Offer letter
    • If the applicant is eligible and there are available seats in the program, they will be provided with an offer letter detailing the program and requiring a non-refundable $10,000 tuition deposit within 30 days. Payment of the tuition deposit will confirm their seat in the program to which they applied, and nonpayment of the tuition deposit by the specified deadline will lead to cancellation of the admission offer.
  • Step two - Acceptance letter and provincial attestation letter
    • Applicants who receive an offer letter and pay their tuition deposit by the specified deadline will be provided with a letter of acceptance and a provincial attestation letter. The letter of acceptance will confirm the student’s seat in their program of study and can be submitted with the provincial attestation letter when the student is ready to apply for a study permit from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
For more information, view our frequently asked questions about tuition deposits.

4. Next steps

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.

Provincial attestation letter requirement:
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic international students beginning their studies in the Fall of 2024 intake onward will now require an attestation letter issued by the provincial government of Saskatchewan when applying for a study permit through IRCC. Please refer to the official IRCC announcement.
  • Students who have been accepted to a program of study and paid their non-refundable tuition deposit will be able to access and download an electronic copy of their attestation letter online through the MyCreds platform. No fee is required to download the attestation letter from MyCreds. Learn more about creating a MyCreds account.
You will be requested to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit to secure your seat. The remainder of tuition and fees are due when you begin your studies at Sask Polytech. 

Payment options:
  • 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.
If you submitted your application and documents before the application processing date indicated at the top of this page, you are welcome to inquire about the status of your application.

Please email international@saskpolytech.ca and include:
  • your full name,
  • Sask Polytech ID number,
  • the program you applied to,
  • your selected start date, and
  • the date you submitted your documents
Emails must be sent from your approved email address (Sask Polytech or declared personal email address).

Contact us

Contact International Education.