Application Procedures

Program Applications for the 2022 - 2023 academic year will open in September 2021. Early applications are not possible. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2021

 

Dean's Scholarship

If you complete your application by November 1st, then the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may consider nominating you for a Dean's Scholarship.  Candidates for the Dean's Scholarship must have an exemplary entrance GPA and must have further demonstrated their excellence through the authorship of refereed journal publications and/or conference presentations.  (Journal publications must be in peer-reviewed, reputable venues that are considered non-predatory.)

 

Applying for MMAth - Important Notes on Funding and International Applicants

Please note that MMath candidates are ineligible for all forms of internal funding offered by the Department (financial support, scholarships, fellowships) and are furthermore ineligible for most external funding.

As such, we strongly recommend that international applicants apply for the MSc or PhD degrees, depending on their qualifications, rather than the MMath.  International applicants without sufficient funding will be ineligible for study permits and thus, even if an international candidate is admitted to the MMath degree, there are likely to be significant difficulties in commencing the program.  Candidates admitted to our MSc and PhD degrees typically receive full funding, which makes these options far better for international candidates.

 

Those interested in applying can start the application process on the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website: http://grad.usask.ca/programs/mathematics.php

All people interested in applying to our programs must be processed before any faculty will consider their application requests. Please do not contact faculty directly requesting supervision, we will share your application file with all interested faculty once we have processed your application. 

Please understand that our office receives a large number of emails. We answer all emails and notify each person of the final decision on their application. Please be patient as all emails are answered in the order they are received. The Math and Stats office does NOT accept phone calls regarding application inquiries and for application updates.

 

Please note:

  • All below requested steps, information, and documents are required prior to your application being reviewed.
  • All contact regarding graduate applications must be sent to math.grad@usask.ca. Please do not contact faculty directly requesting supervision - we will circulate your completed application to all applicable faculty members.
  • All graduate programs at the University of Saskatchewan are moving to a new application system as of September 2020 and it will take time to update all the Frequently Asked Question pages to reflect these new systems processes. Policies and required documents are not changing, just how these are provided by the applicant.

Application Steps

Fill out a Graduate Studies Online Application: 

  • Step-by-step How-to
  • Please ensure you provide correct information.
  • There is no program in the online application system for Statistics, if you are applying for statistics choose Mathematics and in your research statement/statement of intent indicate clearly at the top of your document the area of study you are interested in (either Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics). 
    • Bio-Statistics is not part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bio-Statistics is part of the School of Public Health. If you apply for Bio-Statistics, we will not receive your application.
  • We only accept applications for September 1st start dates. Please ensure you apply for Graduate (B) Fall term start - September. If you apply for other start dates you likely will be unable to finish your application process due to Mathematics not being listed as a course of study.
  • To be able to submit your applications for scholarships we require the online recommendations to be submitted promptly.
    • Each application must be supported by three academic references. We recommend you think about who you will name as referees on your application and contact them in advance to seek their permission to register them as your referees. Your academic referees should be people who have taught/supervised you in your previous studies. Keep in mind that Faculty will carefully read these recommendations.
    • Please contact each referee and advise them that the University of Saskatchewan will be sending them an automated message asking for their online recommendation. Often email clients will route this email to junk/spam folders. They will be receiving this request from us via email within 1 – 5 business days after you submit your application.
    • If you make an error when filling out the recommendations (typos, errors in emails, wrong person, etc.) please contact math.grad@usask.ca  with the correct information and we can update it. Please ensure you either provide your BID or email from the email address associated with your application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $120 CDN is required before your application will be processed. We recommend that you pay your application fee online at the time of application to avoid any delays in the processing of your application.
  • If you are unable to pay when you reach this step you may opt to pay later but note that you will not be able to pay later online. Any application fee payments made by selecting the "pay later" option will only be processed via fax or phone. If you are unable to complete your credit card payment online, but still wish to pay with credit card, you can submit a Credit Card Payment Form
    • The Credit Card Payment Form can be faxed to 306-966-2115, or mailed to Student and Enrolment Services, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon SK, Canada S7N 5A2.
    • If you do not have access to a credit card, the fee may be paid in Canadian dollars by certified cheque, money order or bank draft. These may be made payable to “University of Saskatchewan" and submitted to: Student and Enrolment Services, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon SK, Canada S7N 5A2.

Once the application fee has been paid, you will be able to upload copies of the required admissions documents. Copies of test results and transcripts are considered unofficial. Official copies of documents should not be sent until after you receive an offer of admission, which will include a list of official documents required and the address to which they should be sent.

  • Ensure you upload all required documents. Your application will only be reviewed once all required documents have been provided to the system. If you have emailed these documents to math.grad@usask.ca you will still be required to upload them in your application when you apply online.
  • Required documents (when applying, further information will be provided regarding each required document):
    • Preliminary Statement of Marks (Transcript)
    • Proof of English proficiency (If required)
    • Your current CV/Resume
    • Research Statement including a detailed description of your research interest(s) 
      • It is preferred that you list one of the following at the top of your document to assist us in processing your application:
        • Pure Mathematics
        • Applied Mathematics
        • Discrete Mathematics
        • Statistics

Helpful information regarding how to prepare your documents for upload:

The University of Saskatchewan reserves the right to remove an uploaded document if the quality of the document is unacceptable, if a virus is detected, or if it does not match the admission requirement. This will result in delays in reviewing your application and making a decision, so please follow the instructions below.

  • Full name must appear on all uploaded documents.
  • Ensure that all information on the document is readable.
  • If a document is in a language other than English, a certified English translation must also be included.
  • Scanning at a resolution of 300 DPI is recommended.
  • Ensure that the scanned document orientation matches the original. For example, transcripts that are printed vertically (portrait) should be scanned so that they appear in portrait format. Transcripts printed horizontally (landscape) should appear in landscape format.
  • Do not upload all your supporting documents as one file. Create one PDF for each type of document you are required to upload.
  • Multipage documents should be saved as a single PDF document. Please ensure that all pages of the document are in the correct order.
  • All documents must be saved in an unsecured PDF format before they can be uploaded. Your PDF document must not be password protected.


 

  • We contact all applicants who have paid the application fee and provided all the required documents with a final decision email. Contact can sometimes take an extended period of time due to the large number of applications we receive. Please be patient and wait for further contact from math.grad@usask.ca. We suggest you ensure math.grad@usask.ca is added to your safe sender list to avoid our emails being filtered as SPAM.
  • We announce acceptances as soon as a decision has been finalized by the graduate committee and department. Sometimes decisions are made as late as April so please be patient.
  • Unless you have an error in your application that requires us to fix, please avoid emailing us. The fewer emails we receive allows us to have a faster response time to applicants.
  • Emails are answered in the order they are received. Emailing us multiple times will not speed up the time it will take for us to respond.
  • Please do not email for an update on your application. All applicants will receive a decision email once the graduate committee and department have made a decision. Since all applicants will receive a final decision email we will not provide an update prior.
  • If we have questions or concerns regarding your application we will contact you. Please check the email address you applied with frequently for our messages.
  • Please understand that our office receives a large number of emails. We answer all emails and notify each person of the final decision on their application. Please be patient as all emails are answered in the order they are received.
  • The Math and Stats office does NOT accept ANY phone calls regarding application inquires and application updates due to the large number of applicants we receive each year and issues with ensuring confidentiality is maintained.