Check Application Status

  • Log in to the Admissions channel in PAWS to check your application status.
    After you apply, within 2-3 business days, you will be issued a Network Services ID (NSID) and a temporary password to access PAWS, the University of Saskatchewan's web portal.

  • You will see your Application Summary which will display the status of your application, a program-specific list of requirements and whether or not each has been satisfied. As documentation is received by the university, the item will be updated in your requirements checklist. 

Submitting required documentation

Where and how you submit your required documentation differs depending on the program you are applying to. Please refer to your specific program page to view submission instructions. If you have applied to more than one program you will need to submit documents for each program.

Pay application fee

If you did not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will be not be processed until payment is received.

NOTE: Restrictions on payment options due to COVID -19: Please be aware that we are temporarily unable to accept payments in person. We also discourage applicants from mailing cheques at this time, due to the potential for significant delays in recieving and processing mail. We continue to accept payments by phone at the number listed below. 

Alternate methods of payment include:

  • VISA, Mastercard, or Discovery Card submitted in person or by telephone; (see note above)
  • Cheque or money order payable to the “University of Saskatchewan,” submitted in person or sent via the postal mail, or; (See note above)
  • Debit, submitted in person only. (See note above)

If you would like to pay over the phone, we accept: Visa, MasterCard, or Discovery Card. You can contact us by phone at: 1 (306) 966-5788. Please keep in mind that the credit card must be in your name. 

Mailed cheques/money orders and in-person payments can be submitted to: (see note above)

Recruitment and Admissions
Administration Building
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK, Canada  S7N 5A2

Payments cannot be taken by email for security reasons.

Changes to your application

If you applied to the wrong term or program or need to make any other changes to an application that you have already submitted you need to contact the academic unit of the program you applied to. 

If you need to complete or make changes to an application you started but did not submit you can log back into the online application with your Login ID and PIN.

Admissions Process

Graduate students are students of the academic unit or department with their chosen program. This is called your academic home. All graduate students are registered students in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS). The CGPS makes the final decision on admission.

The admission process for graduate students is a two-step process.

After you have submitted the online application, the academic unit will receive notice and will be able to:

  • Make sure all supporting documents have been received and the application fee has been paid;
  • Review your academic background and, where applicable, your English test results;
  • Make sure there is a faculty member willing to supervise you;
  • Make a determination on departmental scholarships, fellowships or other funding;
  • Make a decision on recommending you for admission to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or notify you by email or letter that your application has not been accepted

The second step involves a CGPS Graduate Programs Advisors who will:

  • Review the recommendation submitted by your academic unit;
  • Ensure all eligibility criteria have been met;
  • Either approve your admission into the CGPS and issue you formal letters of offer of admission or work with the unit recommending your admission to satisfactorily resolve any issues.

Before you arrive


You do not need to have been admitted to submit your application to live in residence and you are encouraged to apply early.

Take care of student business

Before you begin your studies at uSask, there are several important tasks you will need to do. Some things should be done before you arrive on campus. Others can only be done in-person.