You can begin your ESL studies from your current location. Our program is offered completely online in the 2020 Summer Term and 2020 Fall Term.

Our ESL program will help you improve your English and learn about Canadian culture.

The program will help you with:

  • lecture note-taking
  • giving presentations
  • writing essays
  • reading academic articles
  • working in groups

At the same time, you will:

  • participate in activities with your classmates
  • learn about living in Canada

Online classes

In the 2020 Summer Term and 2020 Fall Term, online classes are offered at specific times each day, between 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saskatchewan time. In class, you will join your instructor and classmates at the same time so you can learn and practice together. You will also be able to access additional online learning material outside of class at any time.

Admission requirements

  • You must be 17.5 years of age
  • You must have some basic English skills
  • You will take a placement test at the beginning of the term to determine your starting level


There are five levels of ESL. Each level is 10 weeks long, but you can choose a shorter term of study. You will take a placement test at the beginning of the term to find out which level you will start in.

  • Level 20 - Introductory
  • Level 30 - Intermediate
  • Level 40 - High
  • U-Prep 1 - Advanced English
  • U-Prep 2 - Advanced English
There are four terms each year:
  • Winter term
    January 2 to March 13, 2020
    Apply by September 15

  • Spring term
    March 25 to June 5, 2020
    Apply by November 15
  • Summer term
    June 17 to August 28, 2020
    Apply by June 5

  • Fall term
    September 23 to December 4, 2020
    Apply by September 15


Tuition: $2,050 CAD (4 weeks) - $4,300 CAD (10 weeks) per term

Application fee: $150 CAD

This does not include housing, books, and other supplies.


Step 1 Register

Create an account

Start your application by creating an account or logging into the University of Saskatchewan's application portal at

Step 2 Application

Start an application

Choose the application for English studies (ESL only). Be prepared to fill out all of the required information, including:

  • Your name, contact information, and other biographical information
  • Your previous education history
Apply for admission
Step 3 Submit application

Submit your application and application fee

Submit your application as soon as possible. Be mindful of application deadlines.

To submit your application, you will be required to pay an application fee ($150 CAD) and a tuition deposit of $400 CAD.

Step 4 Upload documents

Upload your documents

Once you have submitted your application, log in to review your application status regularly.

Review your supplemental items lists. Upload required items as soon as possible, such as your transcript(s) or statements of marks and IELTS or TOEFL scores (if applicable).

Step 5 Confirmation email

Watch for your offer of admission

We will notify you by email as soon as possible when we make decisions on your application. You will be able to log in to your account to download your letter and any important information about your admission.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Saskatchewan!

Phone(+1) 306-966-4351

University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
232 R.J.D. Williams Building
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3 Canada

Refund policy

The Application for Admission Fee is non-refundable. The Tuition Deposit for each term is refundable if the application is cancelled or transferred to another term by the payment deadline.

The Housing Placement Fee is non-refundable. However, Occupancy Fees for homestay or residence will be partly refunded as determined by our Accommodations Office if students change their accommodation after arrival.

The University of Saskatchewan Language Centre reserves the right to change fees and term dates. The University of Saskatchewan Language Centre reserves the right to cancel a course and refund all money paid by the applicant.