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.
U-Prep can help you improve your English and prepare for university study.
You will receive instruction in:
You will be able to practice these skills with your classmates and instructors through group work, presentations, and writing assignments. This practice will help you prepare for your degree program. Once you finish U-Prep, you can start your university degree.
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.
There are four terms each year:
- Summer term
June 17 to August 28, 2020
Apply by March 1, 2020
- Fall term
September 23 to December 4, 2020
Apply by August 3, 2020
- Winter term
January to April, 2021
Apply by November 20, 2020
- Spring term
May to July, 2021
Apply by TBD
There are five levels of U-Prep. Each level can be completed in 10 weeks.
- Level 20 - Introductory
- Level 30 - Intermediate
- Level 40 - High
- U-Prep 1
- U-Prep 2
You will take a placement test at the beginning of the term to find out which level you will start in, or you can qualify to enter U-Prep 1 or U-Prep 2 by meeting one of these requirements:
|U-Prep 1||U-Prep 2|
|IELTS||5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all areas)||6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all areas)|
Includes the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
|70 (minimum 15 in all areas)||75 (minimum 17 in all areas)|
|Duolingo English Test*
*Accepted only for the 2020-2021 academic year
|USask ESL program||Level 40||U-Prep 1 or U-Bridge 1|
If you don't meet the entrance requirements for U-Prep 1, you can start in the Foundation English levels (Levels 20-40).
Foundation English requirements (Levels 20-40)
- 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.
Tuition: $4,300 CAD per term
Application fee (includes one ESL term deposit): $640 CAD
This does not include housing, books, and other supplies.
Phone: (306) 966-4351
University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
232 R.J.D. Williams Building
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3 Canada
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.