University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon
Canada

Language of instruction

English

Established in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan has a long history of excellence and is one of Canada’s top research universities. Located in the heart of Saskatoon, the U of S is renowned for the beauty of its campus, the strength and diversity of its academic programs, and its warm and welcoming students, faculty and staff. U of S sporting teams are known as Huskies.

Saskatoon is known for its stunning riverbank views, big-city amenities, and small-town hospitality.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Winter Term January–April
Semester 2 Fall Term September–December

View University of Saskatchewan's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

U of S has online resources to help you get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at U of S is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at U of S.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the U of S course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Exercise science
Nutrition science
Postgraduate
Exercise science
Nutrition science

Course restrictions

Exchange at U of S is only open to Human Movement students.

Additional academic information

U of S has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Course code numbering:

  • 010-099: Non-degree level courses
  • 100-699: Undergraduate
  • 700-999: Postgraduate

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Students at U of S have the option to live on- or off-campus while studying. The university has information on student residences to help you find the most suitable accommodation.

On-campus accommodation must be requested at the time of exchange application.

Cost of living

Exchange students are required to pay U of S student fees - a service and facility fee which includes a bus pass. U of S provides an estimated cost of living for students, with additional information about the student fee, as well as the cost of textbooks and supplies. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Consult the Student exchange costs and funding guide for additional funding queries.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

If your program is under 6 months and you have not applied for a study permit, you should apply for health insurance in your home country prior to you leaving for Canada. U of S provides information on the various university health plans.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the High Commission of Canada for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.