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    Zoom Drop-in Advising Sessions for International Students:
    The UR International office is organizing drop-in advising sessions through which students can meet with University staff and discuss their registration plan. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Zoom drop-in advising sessions will be held via Zoom on Monday to Friday throughout the Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms. These sessions will be held at the following times (CST):

    SPRING/SUMMER 2020 DROP-IN ADVISING SESSIONS (Beginning May 1, 2020)

    GENERAL DROP-IN SESSIONS (September 2 - 16, 2020)
    Meeting ID: 813 102 3363

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7:30 AM -9:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7:30 AM -9:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7:30 AM -9:00 AM
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    FALL 2020 DROP-IN ADVISING SESSIONS (Beginning September 17, 2020)
    If you have any questions or comments, please email us at so we can further assist you.

    Important Information Regarding your Course Registration and Travel to Canada:
    In order to support our students and ensure the smoothness of their academic journey, the University of Regina International team is working diligently and have prepared a procedure to guide you through this unprecedented and challenging situation.

    At this point, we do not recommend students to make any travel arrangements, unless they can prove that their travel is non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. Students who have a valid study permit or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020 may be exempt from the travel restrictions if they travel for a non-optional purpose or non-discretionary purpose. It is the student's responsibility to prove their travel is non-optional purpose or non-discretionary purpose.

    On August 26, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the following measures:

    • Students may now study online from abroad until April 30, 2021, with no time deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit, provided 50% of their program of study is eventually completed in Canada.
    • Students who have enrolled in a program that is between 8 and 12 months in length, with a start date from May to September 2020, will be able to complete their entire program online from abroad and still be eligible for a post-graduation work permit.
    • Students who have enrolled in a program with a start date from May to September 2020 and study online up to April 30, 2021, and who graduate from more than one eligible program of study, may be able to combine the length of their programs of study when they apply for a post-graduation work permit in the future, as long as 50% of their total studies are completed in Canada.

    For further information, please visit the IRCC website.

    During the Fall 2020 term at the University of Regina, with very few exceptions, classes will be conducted via “remote learning” methods, which will include a combination of virtual real-time class meetings via Zoom (synchronous) and web-based via UR Courses (asynchronous) delivery.

    Please read carefully below some scenarios and important information that will assist you in making an informed decision regarding your study plans at the University of Regina and future travel to Canada.

    Tuition Payment Deadline:
    The tuition payment deadline for new international students for all parts of the Fall 2020 term will be September 30, 2020. Students who have not paid their Fall 2020 term tuition in full by the September 30, 2020 deadline, and/or fail to provide one of the three documents listed below by September 30, 2020 deadline, will be withdrawn from their Fall 2020 term classes.

    • A valid study permit, or
    • A letter of introduction (study permit approval), or
    • A study permit approval-in-principle

    It is really important that students pay attention to the End of the 100% and 50% tuition refund period, if they are unable to continue with the classes they are currently registered for during the Fall 2020 term.

    COVID-19 FAQ
    Questions about the impacts of COVID-19 and your studies?
    Review the COVID-19 FAQ information sheet.

    Travelling to Canada:
    If you are currently outside Canada, have a valid study permit, or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, you may be exempt from the travel restrictions if the travel is for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.

    Click here for more information.

    If you are arriving in Regina after international travel, including the United States, please review the Information Sheet for Students, Faculty, and Staff Arriving from International Travel, Including the United States document.

    Students Inside/Outside Canada with a valid Study Permit and Course Registration:
    If you are currently inside or outside Canada, have a valid study permit, and are in compliance with the conditions on the study permit, you can proceed with registration for the Fall 2020 term at the University of Regina.
    If you would like to register for courses for the Fall 2020 term, a copy of your valid study permit and passport must be provided to the UR International office via email at
    Students outside Canada with Approved Study Permit or Approval-in-Principle Letter: 
    According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announcement on July 17th, 2020, “Due to travel restrictions, IRCC acknowledges that study permit holders or applicants who have been approved for a study permit may be unable to travel to Canada and have to start or continue their program through distance learning abroad although their initial intent was to come to Canada.

    Students falling into one of the following categories will remain eligible for the post-graduation work permit if at least 50% of their total program of study is completed in Canada:

    • study permit holders who had already begun their studies in Canada, but left Canada and are continuing their courses online from their home country
    • applicants who have been approved for a study permit to begin a program in the spring, summer or fall 2020 semester, and who will begin their program online from their home country instead of trying to travel to Canada at this time”

    This information can be found at: 

    It is the student’s responsibility to enter Canada to complete the remainder of their program once circumstances allow them to do so.

    As per the aforementioned announcement by IRCC: 

    Scenario 1: Registration of Classes while outside Canada:
    Students may be eligible to register for classes while outside of Canada, provided that students have already been approved for a study permit or have an Approval-in-Principle letter.  In this situation, if you wish and choose to register for the courses through distance learning and online teaching platforms during the Fall 2020 term while you are outside Canada, please inform the University of Regina International Office as soon as possible, and we will be happy to support your decision. If you would like to register for classes for the Fall 2020 term while you are outside Canada, the student must provide UR International with a copy of your valid passport, and one of the following immigration documents:

    • Valid study permit or
    • Study permit approval letter (letter of Introduction) or
    • A study permit approval-in-principle

    The documents must be provided to the International office via email at Once the aforementioned documents are received, the University of Regina International Office will assist you with class registration and arrange online orientation sessions with you. 
    Before you make a decision, it is also highly important that you are well-informed of the IRCC policy while preparing for arrival to Canada in the future:  
    Scenario 2: Defer enrolment to the Winter 2021 term:
    For students who are outside Canada, have received visa/study permit approval or Approval-in-Principle letter and choose not to register for classes in the Fall 2020 term while they are outside Canada, the University of Regina will defer their enrolment to the Winter 2021 term upon student’s request. The University of Regina will be happy to extend the Letter of Acceptance, if needed. If the student’s Letter of Acceptance does not include the Winter 2021 term, the student must contact the International Enrolment Services office at: to obtain a new letter of acceptance to include the Winter 2021 term.  

    Before you start planning for your travel to Canada, please be sure to read and acquaint yourself with the following policies:

    Current Canadian Travel Restrictions and Exemptions
    The Government of Canada has placed travel restrictions and exemptions for international students. IRCC states: “You’re exempt from the travel restrictions and are able to enter Canada if you’re travelling for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose and
    • you’re an international student who has a valid study permit or
    • you were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, or
    • you’re coming from the United States

    Make sure you have proof that you’re exempt from the travel restrictions and that you’re travelling for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose.

    You must also have a quarantine plan that shows how you’ll quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This plan is mandatory.”
    More information on these travel restrictions and exemptions can be found at:
    Necessary Health Check Upon Arrival in Canada
    According to IRCC: “Air travellers are required to undergo a health check prior to boarding. In the event that the air operator observes that the air traveller has COVID-19 symptoms, the air operator will be required to refuse to board the person for travel for a period of 14 days or until a medical certificate is presented that confirms that the symptoms that the person is exhibiting are not related to the COVID-19 virus. If you have recently returned to Canada and you have no symptoms, you must QUARANTINE yourself. This is mandatory.”

    Please refer to the following link for more information:

    Mandatory Self-Isolation:
    Both the Federal and Provincial Governments have made self-isolation a mandatory action. “All travellers returning from international destinations – including the United States – are subject to a mandatory self-isolation order. Violation of the order may result in a $2,000 fine.”

    Self-isolation means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people to help prevent the spread of disease to others in your home and your community. Please read carefully the following link, which includes measures of how to self-isolate: 

    Additionally, the Government of Saskatchewan recommends self-monitoring for symptoms if you have travelled outside of Saskatchewan, but within Canada. More information regarding the Government of Saskatchewan self-isolation policy can be found at:

    Supplies that Students Should Bring for Self-Isolation as Recommended by IRCC:

    • Medical/Non-medical masks (do not re-use)/facial covering
    • Eye protection (face shield/goggles)
    • Disposable gloves (for caretakers)
    • Disposable paper towel
    • Tissues
    • Waste container with plastic liner
    • Alcohol prep wipes
    • Thermometer
    • Over the counter medication to reduce fever (i.e. ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
    • Hand soap
    • 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Dish soap
    • Laundry soap
    • Household cleaning products
    • Disinfectant
    • Hard surface disinfectant
    • Running water
    • Arrange to have your groceries delivered to you

    More information can be found at:

    Health Insurance:
    If you are planning on travelling to Canada, it is recommended that you arrange for health insurance from your home country prior to your travels. Once you are in Canada with a valid study permit and registered as a full-time student, you may apply for the Saskatchewan Health Card. The processing time to receive the Saskatchewan Health Card is approximately 6-8 weeks.
    More information of the Saskatchewan Health Card can be found at:

    Information for current students:

    Currently, our UR International staffs are working remotely. We are available from 8:15 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday via email at or 306-585-5082.

    In case of an emergency (only), please call our toll free number at 1-855-874-1700.

    UR International Student Services office is here to support and assist our students in any way we can. Some of the services that can be accessed virtually includes:

    Official Transcripts: To request your official transcripts, please visit the Registrar's office website. Please note that in-person pick up is suspended until further notice. Please ensure you provide your current mailing address in your transcripts request and they will be mailed to you.

    Unofficial transcripts can be obtained through UR self-service (

    Confirmation of Enrollment: Confirmation of Enrollment can be requested by email at from your email address only. Confirmation of Enrollment will be issued in a PDF format to your email address.

    Please ensure to use your uregina email and include your full name, student ID number, and the purpose of the request at the time of sending the email. Graduate students: Please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office (FGSR) to request for the extension letters.

    Immigration Information: At this time, face-to-face immigration sessions are being canceled. If you have any questions regarding your immigration status, please contact us at 306-585-5082, or email us at

    Please note: “Foreign nationals who are in Canada and whose temporary resident status may soon expire, may apply for an extension so that they may maintain their temporary resident status in Canada. Once the application is submitted, the client will benefit from implied status and may remain in Canada until a decision is rendered on their application.” For more information, please visit the IRCC website.

    Global Learning Centre: All services will be offered via online platforms. An email with more information has been sent out; please check your email for more details. Schedules for one-on-one coaching sessions and other services, please click here.

    Accommodation: If you live on-campus, please refer to the email sent to all residents by Housing Services on Saturday, March 14, and follow their instructions.

    Fees payment: For any outstanding fees, please contact Financial Services (306-585-4123 or or use UR Self-Service ( to settle your account.

    Exchange students: Please follow the instructions that you have received from the Study Abroad & Global Mobility office. If you have any questions, please email


    Information regarding remote learning is now available on the Student Remote Learning Support site at

    Please keep checking your emails, including your email, as well as UR Courses. The University and UR International will continue to communicate with you through these channels.

    For visiting professors and researchers please continue checking your email account for further updates. If you have any questions or concerns please contact

    Emergency Funding
    Please see below the emergency funding information that you may qualify for as a post-secondary student:

    University of Regina:
    The University of Regina is offering Emergency funding for students. More information on the University of Regina Emergency funding is available at:

    Government of Canada:
    The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.
    Information regarding the Government of Canada emergency funding can be found at: