Full-time English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program

The EAP program is designed for student success. You will develop language, cultural and academic skills that will give you an advantage in your university studies, your career, and your life.

The EAP program has four levels, each designed to build on existing skills and teach new language specifically to help you prepare for university.

Placement testing

We place students in classes very carefully. Our placement tests give very accurate information about each student's level. 

After you have submitted a complete application, you will be contacted by email to either validate your submitted language score or be asked to complete 2 or 3 placement tests: an online test of several skills, a writing test, and possibly a speaking test. Validation of scores or completion of the tests will confirm your placement level.

* * Effective March 16, 2022 * *

The USLC will no longer be offering a placement test. All new EAP applications will require a submission of an IELTS, TOEFL or Duolingo test score.

Term Dates

  • Fall term
    September to December
    Apply by July 15
  • Winter term
    January to April
    Apply by December 1
  • Spring/Summer term
    May to July
    Apply by March 15

The English for Academic Purposes program will be offered both in-person and online. On-campus, face-to-face classes and activities will be offered alongside online classes and student activities. This gives students like you more flexibility to arrange your study and travel plans and avoid any delays to your training here at USask.

If you have questions, reach out to the USask Language Centre at uslc.registration@usask.ca.

Tuition

The following tuition and fees estimates show a typical amount an international student could expect to pay per term if enrolled in the English for Academic Purposes program as an on-campus remote student. Tuition includes the cost of learning materials and resources. For questions about tuition and fees, please contact uslc.registration@usask.ca.

Tuition USask Student fees Total cost
(per term)
Level 1 - Intro $5,400 CAD $200-$340 CAD** $5,600-$5,740 CAD
Level 2 - Intermediate $5,400 CAD $200-$340 CAD** $5,600-$5,740 CAD
Level 3 - Academic Preparation $5,400 CAD $200-$340 CAD** $5,600-$5,740 CAD
Level 4 - University Bridging + University Class $5,400 CAD
+
$1,740 CAD*
$750.00 CAD (University Bridging support)
+
$200-$340 CAD**
$8,090-$8,230 CAD
Level 4 - Graduate Bridging + GPS 981 $2,000 CAD $50-$70 CAD** $2,050-$2070 CAD
Level 4 - Academic Success $5,400 CAD $200-$340 CAD** $5,600-$5,740 CAD
*International undergraduate tuition rates are assessed at 3.00 times the rate for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
**Rate will vary by term.

What is your class schedule?

Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4-University Bridging

In-person Online
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Class Online Class
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM BREAK BREAK
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tutorial or Learning Resources Session Tutorial or Learning Resources Session
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM BREAK BREAK
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Student Practice Workshop Student Practice Workshop

Level 4-Academic Success

In-person Online
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Class Online Class
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Monday - Tutorial
Tuesday & Thursday - Student Practice Workshop
Friday - Learning Resources Session
Monday - Tutorial
Friday - Learning Resources Session

* Learning Resources Sessions and Practice Workshops schedules will be provided on the first day of class.

All times provided are based on CST (Saskatchewan time).

Attendance

Class attendance is very important for success. We expect students to attend all the classes, participate, and be on time. If you must miss a day, please tell your teacher as soon as possible so they are not waiting for you.

You are responsible for any work missed because of absences. There may be a recording of the class, but it might not be possible to make up missed tests or exams. Please talk to your teacher when you return to class.

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Level 4

University Bridging

University Bridging allows students to continue their advanced English studies while applying those language skills in a real university undergraduate level class, offering you the best possible introduction to university.

Some advantages of University Bridging:

  • You will have continual support from your University Bridging instructor, who attends your university class with you.
  • The lectures, textbooks, and assignments from your university class are the basis of your English class instruction.
  • You can experience one university class while mastering important academic English skills.
  • You will earn credit that can be used toward your University of Saskatchewan undergraduate degree.
    • Credit toward direct-entry degree programs in the Colleges of Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, Edwards School of Business, Engineering or Education.

Find out more information about University Bridging.

NEW! Academic Success (English only)

In Academic Success, you will engage in a variety of projects that simulate the expectations of independent study in regular academic classes. You will use authentic academic material to practice and improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Find out more information about all our programs.

NEW! Graduate Bridging

If you have received an offer of conditional admission to a graduate degree program at USask, you can now choose to enroll in Graduate Bridging to meet the English language profiency requirement.

Graduate Bridging combines English language study with a graduate class (GPS 981: Academic Preparation for International Graduate Students), allowing you to finish your advanced English studies while applying your language skills in a real academic setting.

Some advantages of Graduate Bridging:

  • You will have continual support from your Graduate Bridging instructor, who attends your university class with you.
  • The lectures, textbooks, and assignments from your graduate class are the basis of your English class instruction.
  • You can experience one university class while mastering important academic English skills.
  • You will have opportunities to work with other international graduate students.
  • You will gain direct entry to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies after successful completion.

Find out more information about Graduate Bridging.

Part-time ESL

Keep improving your English for success! In out Part-time ESL Program, you can learn new ideas and practice skills from a different perspective.

We have a variety of courses and workshops to meet your needs to improve your English language skills. Classes are offered three terms a year, are usually in the evening (CST) and are currently online. Workshops are 1-3 hours in length and target specific interest areas.

International Special Programs

Through long-standing partnerships, we cooperate with University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty, and other schools, universities, companies and organizations to offer short-term group programs throughout the year. These programs are specifically designed to facilitate professional or academic interest experiences which can also be incorporated with English language classes.