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University of Regina


Program Snapshot

Explore Regina, Saskatchewan, the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the largest urban park in North America. The University of Regina offers strong academic fields including Business Administration, Engineering, Film and Video, and Education. Join the International Office for excellent cultural programs, educational workshops and local excursions. Discover all that Saskatchewan has to offer.

Regina is a beautiful oasis on the prairies with more than 350,000 hand-planted trees. The Queen City has a population of 180,000 people from all over the world! There are many attractions and events that take place all year round in Regina for students to take part in. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is headquartered in Regina. Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Legislative Building, several art galleries, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and many parks and walkways can be found throughout the city. Regina is cold, dry, windy and has a lot of snow in the winter. In the summer Regina boasts hot, dry summers with bright sunshine and little rain. Fall is windy and colorful whereas spring has more rain than any other season in Regina.

ISEP Exchange: undergraduate programs available for an academic year or semester

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.

Chance of Placement
ISEP Exchange chance of placement is generally Good for US students.
ISEP Exchange chance of placement is generally Good for I-to-I students
For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students or Sites Open for I-to-I Applications.

Program Dates
Academic year: Early September to end-May; Semester 1: Early September to end- December; Semester 2: early-January to end-May.

Fast Facts
Regina, Canada (pop. 250,000)
Student Enrollment: 12,267
Language of instruction: English
University Home Page
Academic Calendars and Schedules

Faculty of Arts - (Anthropology, Economics, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, English, Japanese, Classic and Medieval studies, Geography, History, Human Justice, International Studies, Justice Studies, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Philosophy and Classics, Political Science, Criminal and Restorative Justice, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Social Studies, Statistics, Women’s and Gender Studies, Music) Faculty of Business Administration -  (Economics, Finance, Accounting, General Management, Human Resource Management and Development, International Business, Marketing, International Management) Faculty of Education - (Adult Education and Training, Arts Education, Elementary Education, & Secondary Education (Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, French, Health, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Social Studies), Music Education, Fine Arts Education, Early Childhood Education) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences - (Electronic Systems, Environmental Systems, Industrial Systems, Petroleum Systems, Software Systems)

Faculty of Fine Arts - (Theatre, Acting, Theatre Design, Theatre Stage, Theatre Studies, Visual Arts, Art History, Ceramics, Drama, Drawing, Film Studies, Film & Video Production, Music Composition, Music Performance, Music History, Music Theory, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Intermedia Studies) Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies - (Adapted Movement Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies, Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Administration, Sport and Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Human Kinetics) Faculty of Science - (Actuarial Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Biology, Geology, Gerontology, Mathematics and Statistics, Medical Imaging, Medical lab Science, Physics) Faculty of Social Work - Social Work

Academic Notes
Students may study at the undergraduate level only. The University of Regina is particularly strong in Business Administration, Engineering, Film and Video, and Education. However, all of our Faculties have excellent programs.


Transcript issued for Semester 1: 4 weeks after the end of the semester
Transcript issued for Semester 2: 4 weeks after the end of the semester
Transcript issued for Fullear: 4 weeks after the end of the semester

Transcripts are sent to ISEP and then immediately released to the student’s home institution if there are no outstanding financial obligations.

Language Notes
For non-native English speakers:
ISEP Language Proficiency Report may be substituted for official score? No
Institutional TOEFL accepted? Yes
IELTS: 6.5
Other tests accepted: MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
English as a Foreign Language courses available? Yes, not included in ISEP benefits.

Note: The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility

Special Academic Conditions
The following fields are CLOSED to ISEP participants: Journalism, Police Studies, Nursing, and ALL CCE (Centre for Continuing Education) programs.

Hints for Researching Courses
1. Research courses using the University of Regina's online catalogue
2. In the “Search by Term” drop down menu, choose the term during which you would like to study. (ex: 2014 Winter). If the term is not listed yet, select the previous year's term (ex. if 2014 Winter is not yet available, select 2013 Winter). Click “Submit”
3. In the Subject field, choose the subject that you are interested in, and then choose your level.
4. At the bottom of the screen click “Get Courses”

Housing and Meals
Students are housed in Luther College Residence with single rooms having a built in desk, shelving, drawers, closet and big window. Telephone and high-speed internet connection are available in every room. Students share toilets and showers. The cafeteria is open 7 days a week and is sensitive to and will accommodate international tastes. Students receive a meal plan for 19 meals a week in the Luther Cafeteria. Laundry service is available to students. If desired, students can buy bed linens on site for an additional fee. As well, “The Cellar” is a lounge that is open 24 hours a day for students to lounge around, watch movies, or just hang out. Married student housing is NOT available.


$800-$1400 CAD

It is mandatory for all international study abroad students to attend orientation. The day starts with a Welcome breakfast and morning kick-off, students meet with Study Abroad coordinator and other new students, presentations such as academic expectations, navigating the campus, displays of all service units, lunch is included, games, campus tours, meeting with faculty, and the wraps up.

Host will provide arrival directions with acceptance packet.

** If you are arriving after hours please call the Resident Assistant number posted at the Residence office. They will come down to get you and give you your room keys.

** If you are arriving early, you must contact your residence and inform them of your early arrival.

Student Activities
The University of Regina offers many activities, associations and clubs that students can join. Being a UR Ambassador, an International Buddy or a V-Team volunteer is a great way to improve your social life and make friends at the UR. Intramural sports, a full track, swimming pool, gym, outdoor sports and activities are all available to ISEP students. The UR International Office has an excellent programming calendar which includes cultural events, educational workshops and field trips.

Community Engagement (Internships, Service-Learning, Volunteering, etc.)
ISEP students are able to work on campus up to 20 hours per week in a variety of areas such as the library, food services, bookstore, gym, pool, intramural refereeing, service offices, labs, and residences. Volunteering at the UR International Office, being an Ambassador or volunteering on the V-Team are all excellent ways of getting involved.

The University of Regina’s main campus and historic original College Avenue campus, covering 930 acres, provide an attractive study and work environment for both students and faculty. Both the main campus and historic campus are located in Wascana Centre, the largest urban park in North America and the first in Canada to be created by a tri-level government/education partnership.