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University of Regina

Regina, SK


About This Campus

The University of Regina is one of the top 10 comprehensive universities in Canada.The campus has doubled in size in the last 10 years and is home to state of the art facilities centered in a beautiful urban park that is one of North America's largest. Big enough to attract students from more than 60 countries yet with one of the best student to professor ratios in Canada, the learning environment is first class. The U of R is a dynamic university with a reputation for world class teaching and research. It is also committed to providing excellent student service to all our international students in an accommodating and culturally diverse learning environment.

Location Information

The campus is located in the beautiful Wascana Parkway surrounded by a beautiful urban lake and surrounding park. The only one of its kind in North America.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Very Good
Home Payment
Very Good

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Fast Facts

Location | Regina
Population | 253,000
Enrollment | 16,501
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/30-12/22
Spring | 01/11-04/30
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science may have limited class availability due to capacity limits.

Restrictions for international students: Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Medical Imaging, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology. Some select courses in these programs are still available to students. Students should inquire with the UR Study Abroad office for more information upon acceptance into their program.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Art Education
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology
  • Fine Art
  • International Studies

Unique Academic Programs

  • Actuarial Science
  • Educational Studies

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Cell Biology
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • First Nation Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Teacher Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • *Please note that students’ transcripts and course request lists are evaluated by the academic advisors at the University of Regina to ensure that students have the academic background for the classes that they select.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 83.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/26/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $11014.45.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15 ($900.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:


    Financial Aid - Home Payment
    For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

    Financial Aid - Canada
    Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

    Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Admission Fee $100 Semester Host Mandatory
    Housing Deposit $400.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
    Activity Fee $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
    Athletic Fee $49 Semester Host Mandatory
    Recreation Fee $49 Semester Host Mandatory
    Parking Fee $200.00 Semester Host & Home Optional

    Important Notes: Please note that the Tuition & Mandatory fees are for students participating as Plan A (international visiting student), and reflect 15 credit hours (5 classes in one semester) University of Regina international differential tuition rates within the Faculty of Arts as of Fall 2021. Tuition rates are subject to change according to the faculty that exchange students register in. Plan B students pay their home institution tuition rates. Students must have Health Insurance Coverage from Home University prior to arrival. A copy of the coverage must be provided upon receipt of acceptance letter. Health insurance costs will vary depending on each students' situation. Students are eligible to opt into the University of Regina Student Union Health coverage or choose a third party insurance provider at their own discretion. Students are also welcome to make use of Guard.Me insurance, which is an insurance partner of the University of Regina that offers international coverage from approximately 44-60 cents/day ($CAD). Students are encouraged to contact the UR Study Abroad office to learn more about health insurance options and requirements.

    Room / Meals

    Figures are current as of 08/26/21

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • On-Campus Housing
    • 20% living on campus
    • Apartment: $4600.00
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    • On campus living encouraged
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Off-Campus Housing
    • Approximate monthly cost: $870.50
    • Proximity to campus: varies
    • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
    Notes About Housing
    The University of Regina has several residence buildings on campus and housing is guaranteed for all incoming and exchange students. Please note that the approx. cost listed above is for a 4-bedroom apartment in UofR housing residences. Inquire with our office for more detailed information about Housing Services and Residence options and costs. Students wanting to live off campus are responsible for securing their own housing and accommodations. If students wish to live off campus, they should look for housing in the Golden Mile Area, Albert Park, and Whitmore areas which are very close to campus as well as bus routes if they are wanting to live off campus. We have lots of new residence so housing will be a possibility for all incoming NSE students.

    Meal Plans


    Figures per Semester are current as of 08/26/21

    Important Notes about Health Insurance
    Students may purchase third party insurance from a provider of their choosing, or inquire with our office to purchase health coverage from one of our institutional insurance partners, Guard Me. Both Plan A & Plan B students are required to submit their proof of health insurance upon arrival to the University of Regina for their exchange term. Costs may vary according to each student's situation and needs. Typically with Guard Me however, their rates range from anywhere between 44-60 cents/day. (CAD $). Students staying for more than one semester are eligible to apply for Saskatchewan provincial health coverage; students will be directed to our International Student Services office to assist them with this process if applicable.

    Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
    Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


    • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)

    All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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