The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation. More than 15,000 students were enrolled in SIAST programs in the most recent academic year; additionally, the organization drew almost 25,000 individual course registrations. Through program and course registrations, SIAST served almost 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy. SIAST operates campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and provides distance courses and programs.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation.
Saskatchewan is a destination with opportunity. The fastest growing province in Canada, Saskatchewan is located in the prairie region and has a population of more than one million people.
English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.
All Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs (except one) require an IELTS overall minimum score of Band 6.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each component. The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, delivered in partnership with the University of Regina, requires a minimum overall score of Band 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in speaking. IELTS test results remain current for Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs for a period of two years.
The Academic and Career Education on-campus student fee is applied per seat purchased per year.
Students enrolled in apprenticeship programs pay this fee for each of levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and Upgrader:
Students enrolled in continuing education evening/distance learning programs or courses pay this fee per training day:
* External programs, groups or courses residing on campus are would be assessed per campus practice or policy (e.g., Vocational Transition Program).
The amount is set in collaboration with the University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU). Student Association fees for SCBScN are collected by the University of Regina and transferred to Saskatchewan Polytechnic as per agreement.
Students enrolled full-time in programs of 20 weeks or more in length are assessed a $218.00 combined Health and Dental Plan fee per year (excluding SCBScN).
Postgraduate Programmes (e.g. Master)
Bachelor from a recognized university plus IELTS of 6.0.
IUBH also accepts a wide range of other accepted English tests:
A detailed overview with needed score levels you’ll find here.
For further questions please contact our International Admission Team for details.
For business graduates the duration of the programme is 4 semesters (2 years). For non-business graduates the duration is 5 semesters (2.5 years).
Direct entry into 6-semesters bachelor programme:
IELTS of 6.0 (or other accepted tests, please ask our International Admission Team) plus higher Secondary School leaving certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year plus either:
SAT (Standardized Test for College Admission) > 1,400 Pts or
ACT (American College Testing) > 20 points or
Pass the IUBH entry test in one of our partner´s offices.
Please contact our International Admission Team for details.
Entry via our Foundation Programmes:
If you do not yet qualify for a direct entry in our bachelor programme – or you want a solid preparation for your studies at the IUBH – you are very welcome to participate in one of the following programmes:
Regular Track: 5 months foundation programme
– Starting dates April 15th & October 15th
Intensive Track: 10 months foundation programme to ensure success
A global leader in innovative education, valued for student success and advancing social and economic prosperity.
SIAST is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for the development and delivery of post-secondary technical education and skills training. We share knowledge, provide skills training and engage in applied research, meeting the needs of students, employers and communities.
As stated in Section 4 of the SIAST Act, SIAST may provide:
We are an employer-responsive polytechnic that supports economic growth through applied learning and applied research. Polytechnics provide people with applied learning opportunities, equipping them with marketable knowledge and skills that business and industry need to grow.
As a polytechnic, we offer a comprehensive suite of programming, including certificates, diplomas and degrees. Many programs have strong articulation agreements with universities across Canada, with grads often receiving two years of credit towards a degree.