The University of Regina (U of R) is a comprehensive university that can trace its roots back to the creation of Regina College, established 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.
Located in the capital of the province, the university known for its experiential learning offer, has approximately 16,500 students with 19% of students being international. The student to faculty ratio is 22:1. The University of Regina is home to 10 faculties and 25 academic departments which have established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The University of Regina’s main campus and historic original College Avenue campus, covering 930 acres, provide an attractive study and work environment for both students and faculty. Both the main campus and historic campus are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Regina is just minutes from Wascana Lake, and it’s surrounded by trails. Admire nature’s beauty while you get some fresh air, exercise, meditate or even study by the shore. The city has a population of over 250,000 and the city is a perfect blend of big city amenities with a small town charm.
Regina is a beautiful oasis on the prairies with more than 350,000 hand-planted trees. The Queen City has many attractions and events that take place all year round for students to take part in. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is headquartered in Regina. Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Legislative Building, several art galleries, Royal Saskatchewan Museum and many parks and walkways can be found throughout the city. Regina is cold, dry, windy and has a lot of snow in the winter. In the summer Regina boasts hot, dry summers with bright sunshine and little rain. Fall is windy and colorful whereas spring has more rain than any other season in Regina.
Programmes of study
Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at the University of Regina.
The University of Regina has a multitude of undergraduate degree programmes including Engineering, History, Drama and Performance Arts, Business and Economics, Computer Science and Film Studies. Full details of the programmes on offer can be found on the U of R website.
Learn more about campus activities and events
The University of Regina offers dozens of events every month, most of which are free. Welcome Week is the biggest student celebration of the year, and Frost Week is the on-campus winter festival. Feel like dancing? Attend the Concert on the Green. You can also share the beauty of First Nations culture at the FNUniv Spring Pow Wow.
For those looking for Sports and Recreation activities, the university athletics teams include Rams (football) and Cougars and intervarsity teams include track & field, volleyball, football, basketball, cross country, hockey, soccer and swimming. UR offers a swimming pool, a fitness centre and intramurals, including more than 11 club sports. Attend fitness classes like Zumba, yoga and spin through UR Fit.
Clubs and academic student societies at the University of Regina operate through the University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) and the faculties. You can choose from nearly 100 clubs to chase your passions and develop leadership skills. See URSU’s full list of clubs to find one that interests you.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Canada tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Canada: