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University of Regina

Canada
Overview

Overview

Founded in 1911, the University of Regina is a public research university located in Saskatchewan, Canada, offering a comprehensive program of degrees, diplomas and certificates. The university is internationally renowned for excellence in academic performance and research and is recognized for its experiential approach toward learning. The university was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education in 2017, and is ranked in the Macleans Top 15 Comprehensive Universities in Canada for 2020.

The University of Regina is located the capital city of Saskatchewan, with a population of around 215,000 and a rich history dating back to 1882. It is a dynamic city, with all the amenities and attractions to provide a fulfilling university experience for its student population.

The University of Regina's 239 acre campus is organised around a central spring-fed lake, surrounded by the magnificent landscape of the Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America, and offers picturesque views, walking trails, open green spaces and birdlife, as well as activities such as biking, paddle boarding, running, and even snow-shoeing in winter. The Wascana Centre is a gem within the city, and students are well placed to take advantage of it, with accommodation options available in the heart of the park.

Incoming students will join a global learning community of over 15,000 full-time and part-time students, including around 3,000 international students representing over 90 countries worldwide. In addition to providing high quality education, the University of Regina is a career focused institution, which offers internships and co-operative education opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students are connected with the university's expanded network of professional partners in the region, who provide many opportunities for employment after graduation.

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What's new

What's new

The University of Regina is a forward-thinking institution with a large focus on applied research. It is ranked among the top 15 comprehensive universities in Canada, and students are encouraged to participate in primary research projects while studying. This year, 55 University of Regina students have received awards in recognition of their academic excellence, through the Canadian government's Tri-Council - the primary mechanism used to support post-secondary research and training. The awards contribute toward the funding of these student projects.

The University of Regina has risen to the challenge of developing a swift and effective Covid-19 response plan, which continues to deliver high quality education while prioritising the safety and security of its students. The university has transitioned to a digital campus model for the majority of its courses and has developed an online learning portal where students may access course materials, communicate with their lecturers, and submit assignments for feedback. Winter 2021 courses will continue to be delivered remotely, with the exception of a small number of vocational modules, which will be held with reduced class sizes and safety measures in place.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

University of Regina students benefit from studying a research-driven curriculum which encourages intellectual curiosity and offers chances to expand on university work with hands-on industry experience. The faculty staff are highly qualified and widely experienced. Many have taught internationally and can communicate their expertise to students from all over the world. The university has a staff to student ratio of 1:21 which significantly improves on the national average. Smaller group sizes allow for more contact time with lecturers and tutors, and a more personalized learning experience.

The university cultivates an inclusive and diverse culture of learning, where faculty and students support each other in the pursuit of their academic goals. The university provides program initiatives which support these goals, such as the Certificate in Extended Studies in Inclusive Education, and Campus for All, an inclusive post-secondary education initiative for adults experiencing intellectual disability. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one high-impact research project during their time at university, and professors can provide more tailored career opportunities because they have a chance to get to know their students more closely.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of Regina offers over 120 different degree courses at undergraduate level, and 78 postgraduate and doctoral courses of study, including many specialised programs. Degree programs frequently include practical components including hands-on work experience, primary research opportunities and internships. There are nine undergraduate faculties and a Centre for Continuing Education, which offers short industry-accredited courses for continued professional development.

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • La Cite Universitaire Francophone
  • Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Work

The Faculty of Arts is one of only a small number of Canadian universities to offer an undergraduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) – an internationally renowned course which is offered by leading universities including Yale and Oxford. The university also has a particularly strong program of healthcare related courses at the Faculty of Nursing, which prepare students for the demands of professional healthcare through a balance of tuition and real-world experience.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The 2019 acceptance rate for University of Regina undergraduate admissions was 85 per cent. Applications are completed online, and prospective students should familiarize themselves with any key deadlines or additional requirements associated with the college or program to which they are applying.

International students applying to a course at the University of Regina will need to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The required level equates to an IELTS overall band score 6.5 with no and less than 6.0, although there are a number of equivalent assessment systems which may be found on the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements page.

Prospective students are required to submit key documents to the university's Admissions Office. These documents vary on a course-by-course basis and if any documents are not in English, then an English translation must be submitted alongside documents in their original language. Applications take place online.

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Facilities

Facilities

The University of Regina's Wascana campus sits within a wonderfully landscaped site, adjoining the city's central park and wildlife habitat with all the amenities needed for the continued success and personal development of its 15,000 students. The campus contains a network of modern study spaces and computer laboratories, as well as a state-of-the-art library where students have free access to books, journals and digital resources. The university fosters an inclusive camp culture and has designed a new multipurpose lounge with special ventilation, ensuring indigenous students can freely practise their culture of smudging.

The campus also contains a selection of dining areas offering a range of international cuisines, to create a lively and multicultural environment with plenty of space for socialising. The University of Regina has superb sports facilities, with multiple fitness centers, playing fields and indoor sports courts hosting a wide array of activities including volleyball, waterpolo, hockey, ultimate Frisbee, and many more.

The university has several options for on-campus accommodation with over 1800 rooms in a wide selection of configurations and prices. Only steps away from the beautiful Wascana Park, the university offers its students a safe and affordable place to call home while pursuing their degree. All housing options have private rooms and most also have private bathrooms, as well as high speed internet and all utilities inclusive in the price. There are also inclusive housing options available specifically for LGBTQ+ students.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Regina is committed to keeping its tuition fees as accessible as possible, as it believes that access to high quality education should be available to students from any economic background. Tuition fees remain well below the national average, and the university ranks 2nd among comprehensive universities nationally for financial support. However, the university also understands that the cost of living and studying independently while moving away from home can be a significant consideration when applying for a place at university.

Consequently, there is a large range of bursary and scholarship options, available to students on both needs-based and merit-based criteria. All new and returning students are automatically eligible for performance based academic scholarships. These awards vary in value and are allocated according to academic achievement and expected potential. These scholarships are an ideal way for ambitious and high-achieving students to subsidise the cost of their time at university, directly through their studies.

There are a range of international student scholarships, specifically awarded to support the University of Regina's diverse global community. Details for eligibility can be found online.

Students are encouraged to explore the many options available during their time at the University of Regina. Applications are submitted online, and eligibility may vary according to personal circumstance. The university's dedicated Financial Aid Office is open all year round to advise and assist students in applying for alternative funding, as well as running workshops relating to the scholarship process.

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Regina Saskatchewan 3737 Wascana Parkway
The University of Regina with campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the M?tis, is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College, a small residential high school established by the Methodist church in 1911. The College grew in size and significance becoming a campus of the University of Saskatchewan and, ultimately, an independent degree granting university, the University of Regina in 1974.

U of R offers more than 120 undergraduate programs and 78 graduate programs, including many specialized programs such as police studies and public policy. Tuition remains below the national average and the University ranks second nationally among comprehensive universities in the level of student financial support such as scholarships, awards, and bursaries are available as a percentage of tuition.

The University supports excellence in research, teaching, and public service. It is one of Canada?s leading comprehensive universities. Scholars and scientists at the university conduct research of global impact and importance. The University is home to more than 400 active researchers, including faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and nine Canada Research Chairs.

The University of Regina is nestled in Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Imagine attending a university surrounded by natural beauty (including a lake) and kilometres of walking and bike paths. Nearby are coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores where students will find products from many cultures (a taste of home). Downtown Regina, with its many stores and restaurants, is an easy bus, bike, or car ride away.
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