University of Regina



The University of Regina is a public university in Regina, Saskatchewan. It was founded as Regina College in 1911 after the University of Saskatchewan was built in Saskatoon rather than Regina. In 1934 it became part of that university, but 40 years later it was established as a university in its own right.

It has over 16,000 students with approximately 3,000 of them international students from around 100 countries. The University of Regina is one of the top 50 universities in the world that’s less than 50 years old as well as one of Canada’s top 15 comprehensive universities. It offers more than 120 undergraduate programs and more than 80 graduate programs.

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The Univerity of Regina is a diverse and welcoming environment with 17.7% of students coming from abroad and another 14.7 self-declaring as indigenous.

There are nearly 100 clubs and associations for students to join where they can chase their passions, develop their leadership skills or just make new friends. There’s also sports like the Rams and Cougars athletics teams as well as swimming pool, fitness centre and more than 11 club sports to join in with.

Saskatchewan has a high standard of living, high levels of safety and a low cost of living, making it fun affordable place for international students to study. It’s a wild, rugged and beautiful part of Canada with plenty to explore, see and do.


The University of Regina opened its brand new Centre for Experiential and Service Learning in the autumn of 2022. It aims to provide students with new opportunities to get hands-on experience and learn by doing. This is achieved through workshops, programming, and campus events to gain skills specific to career goals and educational paths. Experiential learning is key to the ethos at the University of Regina, with hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom and earning extra credits for doing so. There’s also a student-run Volunteer Centre to help students find more service opportunities in the community as well as career guidance and training in employability skills.



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