University of Regina – Saskatchewan, Canada

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.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The University of Regina is located a short distance (2.4 miles, 7.0 km) from the Regina International Airport (YQR). There are regular flights between YQR and Toronto Pearson International Airport which has good links to UK airports.
  • Accommodation – Exchange students can choose between various on-campus housing options. This includes dorms with shared and private washrooms, studios and 2-7 bedroom shared apartments. Where kitchen facilities are unavailable, students are required to purchase a dining plan. While private accommodation is available, students would be responsible for arranging this independently.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Canadian immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in Canada, and students are required to purchase medical insurance while attending the University of Regina.


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: