If you have received an offer of conditional admission to a graduate degree program at USask, you can apply to be placed in Graduate Bridging to meet the English language proficiency requirement.

Graduate Bridging combines English language study with a graduate class, allowing you to finish your advanced English studies while applying your language skills in a real academic setting. 

Advantages of Graduate Bridging

  • Continual language support from your Bridging instructor
  • Integration of language and academic content
  • Experiencing a university class
  • Knowledge of the graduate student experience and expectations
  • Opportunities to work with other international graduate students
  • Direct entry to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies after successful completion


English for Academic Purposes class

In Graduate Bridging, you will study English in a special section of the USask Language Centre's English for Academic Purposes program designed for graduate students. In this class, you will:

  • focus on language skills,
  • develop a wider vocabulary,
  • receive explicit pronunciation help, and
  • improve grammatical accuracy.

At the same time, you will also be enrolled in GPS 960, and the course content will be the basis of your English class instruction.

GPS 960: Introduction to Ethics and Integrity

Students hanging out in Palliser Garden

The purpose of this course is to discuss ethical issues that graduate students may face during their time at the University. All students will complete modules dealing with:

  • integrity and scholarship;
  • graduate student-supervisor relationships;
  • conflict of interest;
  • conflict resolution and,
  • intellectual property and credit.

Note: Students with credit for GSR 960 will not receive credit for this course.

Intakes and deadlines

There are three intakes to the Graduate Bridging class each year. A term is 13 weeks long.

  • Winter term
    January to April, 2023
    Apply by November 15, 2022

  • Spring term
    May to August, 2023
    Apply by April 30, 2023

  • Fall term
    September to December, 2023
    Apply by July 15, 2023

Entry requirements

To enroll in Graduate Bridging, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Offer of conditional admission
    You must have received an offer of conditional admission from the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to a USask graduate degree program.

  2. English language proficiency
    You must meet one of the following measures of English proficiency:
    • IELTS Academic 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all areas)
    • TOEFL iBT 75 (minimum 17 in all areas)
    • Duolingo 105
    • Successful completion of Level 3 of the Language Centre's English for Academic Purposes program

Starting March 15, 2022 all applications to the English for Academic Purposes program will require language scores to be considered complete.


The following represents the total tuition for both the English for Academic Purposes class and GPS 960, including learning materials and resources.

Tuition: $2,000* CAD

* Students will be assessed additional student fees, which are used to fund specific student benefits.

Application process

  1. Log in to your USask admissions account at apply.usask.ca
  2. Select the application type: English for academic purposes (EAP) | EAP with an undergraduate program
  3. Under Academic Program, select EAP Only
  4. Submit required documents, including your language scores for placement eligibility
  5. Look for a decision notification in your inbox


Williams Building

Email: uslc.registration@usask.ca
Phone: (+1) 306-966-4351

University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
232 R.J.D. Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave. N.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3