The University of Regina—with campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College, a small residential high school established by the Methodist church in 1911. The College 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.
In 2019, the University experienced 11 consecutive years of enrolment growth and the largest enrolment increase in 37 years. The student body in Fall 2019 was 16,501 full-time and part-time students – a record number, registered in 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The Colleges bring excellence and diversity to the educational experience they offer. U of Regina offers more than 120 undergraduate programs and 78 graduate programs, including many specialized programs such as police studies and public policy.
In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education, building on their established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Tuition remains below the national average and the University ranks second nationally among comprehensive universities in the level of student financial support – scholarships, awards, and bursaries – available as a percentage of tuition.
Why the University of Regina
The University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) is made up of over 15,000 students, representing the diversity of the campus and it’s students. URSU works to keep students connected to everything that is happening on campus and is a place where all students can find a true sense of community. Stay fit by joining a sport club, going to the aquatics Centre or the Fitness and Lifestyle Centre or join intramural activities, or cheer on your favourite varsity team.
The University of Regina is nestled in Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Imagine attending a university surrounded by natural beauty (including a lake) and kilometres of walking and bike paths. Nearby are coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores where students will find products from many cultures (a taste of home!). Downtown Regina, with its many stores and restaurants, is an easy bus, bike, or car ride away. In summer, students will find the Regina Folk Festival, outdoor movies, and other exciting events. Regina is a city where newcomers find a real sense of home.
UR International is a student’s first point of contact as an international student at the University of Regina. UR International Student Services assists all international students with building a strong foundation for academic success. From the moment you are accepted and throughout the entire duration of your program, we provide personalized support and guidance in your academic journey.
University of Regina pioneered the Co-op Work Experience Program in Western Canada and has been committed to it ever since. Their program has been emulated by universities across the country and helped students earn over $10 million wages in the last year alone. Co-op programs are available in nearly 50 areas of study, and allow student to fain valuable, paid work experience while pursuing almost any undergraduate degree. Students can also participate in internships, field work, practicums and professional placements.
*Application Fee$100.00 CAD – $600.00 CAD
- Health and Dental Plan Fees: $218 per year
- Students’ Union Fees: $72 per year
- Recreation and Athletic Fees: $185 per year
- Student Union Bus Pass Fees: $200 per year
* Note: Additional fees may apply
** All fees are subject to change without notice
- Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12 / High School
- Min GPA: 65.0% Convert grades
- English Proficiency Requirements:
For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:
- Min TOEFL iBT: 83 (Min Listening: 20.0, Min Reading: 20.0, Min Speaking: 20.0, Min Writing: 20.0)
- Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 6.0, Min Reading: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0)
- Min Duolingo English Test Score: 110
- Min PTE overall: 59 (Min Listening: 59, Min Reading: 59, Min Speaking: 59, Min Writing: 59)