Study permits

The Government of Canada recently announced that it will require an attestation letter from the province where you plan to study, as part of the federal government's study permit application process. USask is awaiting further information from the Government of Saskatchewan regarding the process for study permit applicants to get an attestation letter. This process is expected to be in place by March 31, 2024. An update will be published once the process has been established.

Submit an online application

Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and amission requirements. 

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • Contact information of your three referees
    • For your letters of recommentation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
  • Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions

The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.

At the end of the online application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $120 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received. 

Frequently asked questions

The full list of graduate degrees offered is found on our Graduate Programs page.

Information about USask Engineering graduate programs and the application process for each department can be found on the "Find a Program" section of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) website. The programs are listed alphabetically. 

Information about minimum admission requirements is available on the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. Please note, your specific graduate program may have higher, or additional, requirements.

For all departments at USask Engineering, prospective graduate students may apply using our online application. Completed applications are circulated to faculty members each week.  

If a faculty member wishes to take you as a student, your application will be processed and you will receive a decision letter by email.   

Please note that due to the volume of applications that we receive, applications are only updated when a faculty member agrees to supervise you or when the application is rejected.

Terms start September, January and May. Please see the applicable program page for further information.

All Engineering graduate programs require students to have a supervisor including all MEng programs as well as the PGD.

Gaining entrance into our programs is a competitive process and we recommend that you reach out to potential supervisors directly.

USask has posted tips for prospective graduate students that will help you make a good first impression.

Remember, pofessors get dozens of emails from potential students. If you want your email to get noticed, you must give the professor the information they need, quickly, clearly and professionally. 

We appreciate your interest in becoming a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. While we realize that the global financial situation has impacted some countries more than others, we are unfortunately unable to waive application fees at this time. If you have a supervisor, you may wish to discuss possible options for payment of this fee.

If your application shows as “Complete” then it is under review and processing.  You will be notified of the outcome via email approximately two months after the application deadline date.  Please remember that all of our programs require a supervisor.


If you make a mistake entering the correct start term (Fall 2022 instead of Winter 2023), please email and a graduate assistant can change the start term for you. 

If you make a mistake entering the program you wish to apply to, please email and a graduate assistant can correct this for you. 

Yes. You will need to follow the instructions on the letter to accept the offer once approved before you will be officially enrolled in the program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements for USask are found on the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

English test scores are valid for two years from the date of testing. They must be valid for up to and including the start of the application term. Students with invalid tests will need to take a new test for admission BEFORE being admitted to the program.

USask has prepared an unofficial guide for international grade conversions that is available online.

To receive an official evaluation of academic credentials and a grade conversion to a USask admission average, an application for admission and application fee must be submitted.

Tuition and student fees are charged at the beginning of each term (three terms per year).

Students accepted into MSc and PhD programs are generally funded to some extent by their academic supervisor(s) once they begin their research program. They may be able to access additional funds via scholarships and teaching or research fellowships. No special forms are required to request funding, scholarships, or fellowships at the time of application. Please note that MEng Students are not typically funded.

Information on typical funding amounts can be found on each department's website. 


Contact us if you have questions about applying.