- Application for Admission: Applicants are encouraged to contact the department of their interest, for more information on application procedure specific to the department. You are invited to contact any of the Departments listed here directly, using
the E-Mail address or Fax number for additional programme information.
- Application Deadline:
Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission well in advance of the
term in which they wish to enter the Graduate School (but no more than
one year in advance of the proposed entry date). You should submit the
complete application for admission at least eight weeks before
the deadline since time is required for the Department to evaluate and
make a recommendation on your application for admission. Applications,
complete with all references, transcripts, etc., must be submitted by
the Department to the Graduate School by the final deadline:
Note: Students are strongly advised to begin their program in the fall term.
- Application Fee:
The application fee is $50.00 (Canadian funds). The application fee
cannot be waived or deferred and is not refundable. Fees are payable by
money order or bank draft (drawn on a Canadian bank) made payable to
the University of Saskatchewan. The application fee can also be paid by
Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Scores from the GRE General Test
are recommended for foreign applicants. Scores must be from an
examination taken within the last five years. The General Test consists
of three sections measuring verbal, quantitative, and analytical
reasoning skills; scores from all three sections are required. Send a
photocopy of the score report with your formal application, a true copy
will be required upon admission.
- Financial Support:
In their application, students should identify their financial status
and state if attendance is contingent on receiving fiancial aid. The
department employs about 20 graduate students as marking assistants and
a limited number of scholarships and teaching assistantships are
available. There is keen competition for this financial support.
Tuition and Funding
graduate students, there are three four-month terms per academic year.
The academic terms are September 1 - December 31 (known as Term 1),
January 1 - April 30 (known as Term 2), and May 1 - August 31 (known as
Spring/Summer). All Master's and Ph.D. students enrolling in a
thesis-based or project-based programs fall under the Graduate Tuition Model, where tuition is per four-month term. Information for international graduate students can be found at http://students.usask.ca/current/international/. The City of Saskatoon offers a lower cost of living compared to other large cities in Canada. The Saskatchewan provincial government freely provides basic health insurance for international graduate students, as well as their spouses and children.
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) $21,000.
The College of Engineering and Graduate Studies and Research encourage prospective graduate students to apply for NSERC IPS awards that are intended to strengthen the Industry-University relationship.
CGSR Dean's Scholarships $18,000 and $20,000
Each year, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering nominates its top applicants for the Dean's Scholarship competition. These awards are administered by the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
The intent of the Dean's Scholarships is to attract high caliber
students to the University of Saskatchewan. A Dean's Ph.D. Scholar
receives $20,000 for a one-year term, with a possible 12-month renewal
year pending satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.The
academic unit or supervisor must guarantee an additional (3rd) year of
funding at the same level as above, which may require some service
depending upon the source of funding. A Dean's Master's Scholar
receives $18,000 in the first year of his/her program and, as above,
the department or supervisor guarantees an additional (2nd) year at the
same level of support, pending satisfactory progress toward completion
of the degree. This matching support may require some service depending
upon the source of funding. These awards are offered to students who
have outstanding academic records, show research promise and are
registering for the first time in a thesis-based (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
graduate program. Preference is given to Ph.D. applicants and Canadian
*CGSR Dean's Scholarship students holding major scholorship can receive an additional $3,000/year.
CGSR Devolved Scholarships $15,000 and $18,000
The Department of Engineering participates in the devolved scholarship
program of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, and receives
an annual allocation of scholarship funds to be awarded at the
department level. The department awards new Engineering Graduate
Scholarships annually, on a competitive basis,to excellent M.Sc. and
Ph.D. students. An M.Sc. Scholarship is worth $15,000 per year for a
maximum of two years duration. A Ph.D. Scholarship is worth $18,000 per
year for a maximum of three years duration. Scholarship recipients may
be assigned some teaching and marking duties. New applicants, current
students, Canadian students and international students, are considered,
however, international students are advised to apply after completing
one term of coursework. Scholarship Policy
Graduate Teaching Fellowships $7,500 and $15,000
The Department receives an annual allocation of Graduate Teaching
Fellowships. Students are nominated by their supervisor(s) for these
awards. To be eligible, nominees must: (i) be full-time students in
good academic standing, and making satisfacory progress in their
program; (ii) have a 2 year of average of at least 80%; (iii) have
demonstrated teaching potential, and strong oral and written
communication skills. A full Graduate Teaching Fellowship is worth
$15,000 per year for a maximum of one year; the fellowship holder must
provide up to 12 hours/week of teaching service to the department
during the September to April period. A half Graduate Teaching
Fellowship is worth $7,500 per year for a maximum of one year; the
fellowship holder must provide up to 6 hours/week of teaching service
to the department during the September to April period.
The ECE Department employs graduate students as sessional lecturers to instruct undergraduate courses.
Many M.Sc. and Ph.D. students without scholarship support receive
funding from their supervisor(s) in the form of Graduate Research
Assistantships. Assistantships range from $12,000 to $18,000 per year.
* Tuition Waiver (proposed)
Students holding NSERC
postgraduate scholarships (PGS M, CGS M, PGS D, and CGS D awards) are
awarded a tuition waiver scholarship for the duration of their NSERC
*Russell Haid Graduate Scholarships
The Russell Haid Graduate Scholarships are administered by the College
of Engineering. The awards are given out annually and are for an amount
of $5,000 each. The awards are intended to be used as additional "top
up" funding to attract highly qualified students into our engineering
graduate programs. Theyare open to graduate students entering an
M.Sc.or Ph.D. program (excluding transfer students from M.Sc. to Ph.D.)
in the College of Engineering. The awards are open to international
students and Canadian students. Preference will be given to Ph.D.
applicants. Each year, the Department of Mechanical Engineering can
nominate up to 3 candidates for these awards. Eligible students must be
starting their program no later than the second term of the academic
year (i.e. in January of the following year).
*Centennial Merit Scholarships/Equity Awards $5,000
The Centennial Merit Scholarships were established by the Provincial
government to recognize academic excellence and support Saskatchewan
students attending Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions. The
intention of the program is to keep some of our best students studying
in the province. For each year of competition, the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering selects one graduate student for
this award. In addition, the department can nominate students for the
Centennial Merit Equity Awards. The eligibility requirements for these
awards are the same as the Centennal Merit Scholarships, with one
addition, that students must be members of equity-seeking groups, which
include Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, visible minorities
and women. Eligibility: Fully qualified graduate students who are
Saskatchewan residents, registered full-time, and have a minimum GPA of
College of Graduate Studies and Research, and the College of
Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department fund
graduate students as Teaching Assistants. Duties might include marking
assignments and reports, demonstrating labs, or assisting students in
tutorial or problem-solving labs. Students must apply for these
positions and the selection process is competitive. Teaching Assistants
are paid at a rate of $16.21/hour (effective May 1, 2007). The
department may also hire graduate students as Sessional Lecturers. To
be employed as a Teaching Assistant or a Sessional Lecturer, graduate
students must have completed the Laboratory Safety Course. Graduate students interested in improving their teaching should consider the programs and resources offered by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.
* CGSR Travel Awards
The College of Graduate Studies and Research Travel Awardscan
provide financial assistance to graduate students to enable them to
participate in academic-related conferences, academic competitions and
other formal academic activities. Students who meet the eligibility
criteria may be granted an award. The value of the award is $350 for
Canadian conferences and $550 for International conferences. The
Application deadlines are August 15 (for September to December travel),
December 15 (for January to April travel), and April 15 (for May to
August travel). Applications forms are available online at http://students.usask.ca/moneymatters/funding
Other Scholarships and Awards
The College of Engineering offers several Graduate Scholarships and Awards open to current graduate students. These are awarded annually on a competitive basis. The College of Graduate Studies and Research maintains a Scholarships and Awards Database as well as administers several awards which are listed on their website under Funding.
* indicates funding in addition to major scholarship support