Number of study places
Five places – at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources and/or the College of Arts and Science.
Selection of applicants
Applicants are ranged according to their average grade scores upon applying. Furthermore, it is required that students have passed 120 credits before starting at Saskatchewan.
Bachelor (undergraduate) and Master (graduate).
Language requirements (English)
Upper Secondary school (‘Videregående’ in Norwegian): A minimum average score of 4, or
TOEFL: Minimum score 80 (Internet-based); the following are minimum required scores for the various components: reading: 19; listening: 19; speaking: 18; writing: 18.
Recognition of study credits
15 credits at Saskatchewan correspond to 30 NMBU credits.
Courses taken by previous students
Students travelling through the agreement are exempt from tuition fees. IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for paying various obligatory fees to the university in the amount of NOK 2 500.
It is possible to apply for student rooms at the university. The university can also supply information regarding non-university accommodation. See the university’s accommodation pages.
Visa / Residence permit
Norwegian citizens, for studies of under six months in duration: For studies of less than six months in Canada you only need your passport and a letter of acceptance from the host university when you arrive.
All nationalities (including Norwegians), for studies of over six months duration: a Study Visa will be necessary. An application form can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.
The Canadian Embassy in the United Kingdom (officially known as the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom) processes most of the visas for non-Norwegians. According to new regulations, some nationalities will need to travel to the High Commission to submit biometric data for the processing of a student visa. It is not possible to apply for a visa before you have received a letter confirming your acceptance at the host university.
In addition to a certified copy of the host university’s letter of acceptance, the High Commission demands an economic guarantee, two passport photos, a copy of your passport and a processing fee. Processing time for applications varies from two to four weeks; it is thus recommended to send an application in as soon as possible. Read the application carefully and control your signature and all attached papers. The High Commission strongly recommends that travel tickets are not bought until an answer to the application is ready.