Information for University of Saskatchewan students studying abroad. If you are an international student studying at the University of Saskatchewan, please refer to the international students page.

International Student and Study Abroad Centre

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is closed but offering remote services. If you would like to talk directly to an International Education Officer, all advising will be conducted online.

Changes in procedures due to COVID-19

Student international travel

International travel suspension pertaining to all USask affiliated student travel will remain in effect in the winter term and until further notice. The travel suspension applies to all countries outside of Canada including the United States.

The USask exemption process remains an option for graduate students, whose research abroad cannot be postponed or conducted in an alternate location without a significant impact to their studies. If you have inquiries about the exemption process, please email itr.admin@usask.ca at least 3 months before the planned start date of your project.

2021 winter term

Students interested in taking online (remote) courses at another institution abroad are encouraged to research courses offered by that institution and follow their application procedures.

  • If you find remote courses that you would like to take at USask partner institutions abroad, please discuss credit transfer with an Academic Advisor in your college.
  • If you register for remote courses that are approved for transfer credit by your college and there are registration or non-USask tuition costs associated with the courses, you may apply for a Global Engagement Scholarship through the International Student and Study Abroad Centre.
  • If you have questions or require any assistance, please email study.abroad@usask.ca.

USask outbound exchange students, who were scheduled to study abroad in the winter term will be provided the options to withdraw from the program, postpone their exchange to a later time or study at our partner institutions who are offering online programming. All students will be contacted directly to discuss these various options.

All incoming exchange students are advised not to travel to Canada at this time. Short-term students are encouraged to stay where they are and study remotely in the winter term.

Frequently asked questions

For USask students currently abroad

There may be limited options available to Canadians wanting to return to Canada. Please contact the closest Canadian embassy to discuss your options to return to Canada and financial help for Canadians outside Canada.

Canadian citizens please contact study.abroad@usask.ca if planning to return to Canada.

International students please contact international.students@usask.ca if planning to return to Canada.

Students participating in affiliated study abroad programs please contact study.abroad@usask.ca.

Canadian citizens abroad are also encouraged to get in touch with the nearest Embassy or Consulate for consular assistance.

Follow the advice and instructions of local authorities and prioritize your well-being. Make sure to register with Global Affairs Canada for any consular assistance.

If you are a USask exchange student and your term was interrupted, there is a possibility of tuition refund, if you are not able to continue or complete your courses online. Please contact the International Student and Study Abroad Centre at study.abroad@usask.ca about your circumstances and we will provide further information about how to submit a financial appeal.

For returning travellers

Yes. Based on the Quarantine Act put in place on March 25, 2020, all travellers entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Canada. Failure to do so could result in fines up to $750,000 and/or prison time for up to six months.

Please follow the Government of Canada's guidelines to self-isolate for 14 days following travel and continue to monitor for symptoms related to COVID-19 like fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. If you experience symptoms, contact HealthLine 811 for advice.

For current international students studying at the University of Saskatchewan:

Please refer to the FAQ for international students for more information.

Drop-in advising

If you would like to talk directly to an International Education Officer, please note that all advising will be conducted online.

For information about drop-in advising please visit the ISSAC web page.