University of Regina


The University of Regina’s main campus and historic original College Avenue campus, covering 930 acres, provide an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty and staff.

The University is home to 10 faculties and 25 academic departments which have established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In the Fall 2012, a total of 13,120 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University, including our three federated colleges: Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College.

The University employs, together with the federated colleges, approximately 4,550 people. As well, 970 additional full-time jobs in other organizations in Saskatchewan, as well as another 570 outside of the province, are a result from spending by the University, its students and visitors.

Both the main campus and College Avenue campus are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America and the first in Canada to be created by a tri-level government/education partnership.

In the 2010-11 fiscal year the University’s operating expenditures were $152 million. The University also received nearly $24 million in research funding. Including capital and other spending, total expenditures were $230 million.

Why choose University of Regina?
Get Accepted

Once you have been accepted, you will be provided with an information package that will contain the following documents to assist in preparing for exchange abroad:

  1. Your acceptance letter from UR International.
  2. The application form, or instructions for your host campus.
  3. Residence application for your host campus.
  4. A Saskatchewan Health Certificate.
  5. A Travel Advisory Report to be signed by the student.
  6. Visa information and application instructions.
  7. Travel fund application form.
  8. Financial information.

We guarantee you an experience that you will never forget. So come join us and study, live and learn abroad!

ESL Program

The University of Regina English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers a Languages Canada accredited program that gives you the English language skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate studies, graduate studies or career.

Students who complete the 050 Level will meet the English language proficiency requirement for admission to an undergraduate or graduate program at the U of R.

How to apply
  • Submit the appropriate application form:
    • Undergraduate programs (excluding those below): Online or Paper
    • Nursing (SCBScN) Application form:  Click here
    • International students (require a study permit): Click here 
    • Teacher Education Application 2015: Click here
    • Baccalauréat en éducation et Core French Demande d’admission: En ligne
    • Social Work programs: Click here
    • Certificate Programs (CCE, Campion, FNUniv):  Click here
    • Complete list of paper application forms, Click here

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  • Pay the $100 non-refundable application fee: You can pay by cash, cheque, money order, Interac, Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Cash is only accepted in person.
  • Submit high school transcripts: Current high school students can provide an interim grade report (Saskatchewan high school students must also provide a schedule of planned courses). Final transcripts must be official. An English translation of these documents is required if they are not in English or French. Send transcripts directly to the Admissions Office.
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended: Transcripts must be sent directly from the post-secondary institutions to the Admissions Office. When original transcripts are difficult to obtain, photocopies may be accepted in the interim.  An English translation is required if not in English or French.
  • Proof of English language proficiency: If you do not have Grade 11 and 12 English as part of two full academic years in a high school using a recognized Canadian or U.S. curriculum, you may need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency.
Entry Requirements

Do you want to become a more effective communicator in English for academic, personal or business purposes? Are you seeking a cultural experience in Western Canada?

Each year the U of R offers two five-week Explore sessions (Spring and Summer) to students 19 years of age or older from around the world.

Discover Regina, Saskatchewan, While Learning English
  • Help build your confidence and improve your fluency in English, while having fun.
  • Use the language in real-life situations, in addition to the classroom, interacting with native English speakers.
  • Receive an average of 6.0 to 6.5 program hours per day, including formal lessons, language work shops and cultural activities.
  • Have access to a library, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and computer with Internet.
  • Attend a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game and experience the social phenomenon of “Rider Nation”.
  • Visit the RCMP Training Academy and see where Canada’s RCMP recruits are trained.
  • Participate in the annual Mosaic Multi-Cultural Festival.
  • Kayak on Regina’s Wascana Lake, located in one of North America’s largest urban parks.
  • You must be 19 years of age or older.
Dates and Fees for international and non-bursary students
Spring Explore 2015 May 13 – June 15 ($3,700)
Summer Explore 2015 June 23 – July 25 ($3,700)
  • On-campus residences.
  • Students eat at a cafeteria on campus.

We have a proud history of excellence in teaching, research and continual commitment to our community. More than one hundred years of excellence in education has created a university devoted to making a difference.

The University of Regina has its roots in Regina College, a small residential high school established by the Methodist church in 1911. It grew in size and significance becoming a campus of the University of Saskatchewan and ultimately an independent degree granting university, the University of Regina, in 1974.

University of Regina alumni – now numbering almost 62,000 – contribute to and build our society in Saskatchewan and in Canada, and are our ambassadors to the world. Our history, our accomplishments, our growth as a university stem from our commitment to working together for the good of our community, from local to global.


The University offers specialized programs in a number of areas including journalism, social work, media production and studies, actuarial science, petroleum engineering, fine arts, software systems, education, police studies, health studies, public policy, business administration, and many others. We are proud that our undergraduate Petroleum Systems Engineering Program is one of the largest in North America.

In the fall 2011, the University began accepting students into the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. This program is offered collaboratively by faculty from the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). University programs – like the nursing program – have grown in response to the needs of the province; the balance of scholarship, research and public service is attracting students and international attention. We are proud that we were the first Canadian university to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies. The program has resulted in important partnerships with police services in the province and beyond.

We are also proud of the depth we have developed in the critical area of experiential learning. Ours was the first university in Western Canada to offer a co-operative education program and our graduates leave our campus prepared to succeed in the world. The Co-operative Education & Internships Program is available in arts, business administration, engineering and science (computer science, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, and mathematics and statistics including actuarial science internships). In addition to our traditional co-operative programs we offer a wide variety of internship opportunities.

The confidence we feel in our students and their success is expressed through the UR Guarantee Program. This offering provides students with access to critical academic, leadership and service opportunities throughout their undergraduate study. Once a student successfully completes the UR Guarantee Program, s/he should possess the skills and knowledge necessary to start his or her career within six months of graduation. If the student is not successful, the University will pay for one year’s worth (30 credits) of additional undergraduate tuition and course fees. Other examples of program innovation and excellence include:

  • The Humanities Research Institute, which provides a catalyst for productive workshops, lectures and conferences.
  • The Centre on Aging and Health, the only gerontology research centre in the province.
  • The Bachelor of Health Studies Program, which emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of health care, drawing on both the social and natural sciences. The program is unique in its emphasis on understanding the health needs of Indigenous peoples.
  • The Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, a centre of excellence in graduate business education within the Faculty of Business Administration.
  • The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, which provides a foundation of theory, practice and research to prepare students for careers in public management, public policy research or the non-profit and private sectors.
  • The Institut français, which is committed to the professional, linguistic and cultural development of la francophonie by providing access to post-secondary courses, programs and services in French. It also includes a centre of research that is national in scope and recognition.

Welcome to UR International!

We specialize in everything international. URI provides tailored assistance for international students here on campus, and domestic students looking for an adventure abroad, from beginning to end.

We also support faculty members, staff and the community with many internationalization initiatives.

The URI team is dedicated to working with you to enrich international engagement and promote the vibrant growth of the U of R here at home and around the world.

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