SAIT has government approval to accept international students during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
How to Apply
SAIT's programs in advanced technology are popular, and classes tend to fill up quickly. We recommend students apply well in advance. Applications will be accepted starting on the following dates:
|Intake semester||Applications open||Applications close|
|Fall 2021 (Sept. - Dec.)||Oct. 7, 2020||Program start date|
|Winter 2022 (Jan. - April)||March 31, 2021||Program start date|
|Spring 2022 (May - Aug)||June 14, 2021||Program start date|
|Fall 2022 (Sept. - Dec)||Oct. 6, 2021||Program start date|
The deadline to submit a valid study permit to the Office of the Registrar is one week prior to the program start date.
- You may apply to more than one program, but a separate application and fee are required for each.
- You have the option of choosing two programs on one application for Summer or Fall 2022 starts.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure SAIT has updated contact information. Failure to respond to our communications may result in the application being cancelled.
Do you meet the admission requirements?
All full-time programs have specific admission requirements that you must meet to qualify for admission. Also, all applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency, including students educated in Canada.
Some programs offer early admission to applicants who have achieved or will achieve, higher grades in specific admission requirements. The timeline and the course percentage(s) required for early admission are listed on the program's admission and selection page, if applicable.
To determine program suitability, some programs may require supplementary documentation or additional information to be submitted after you apply — this could include a career investigation report, aptitude test, resumé, essay, interview, etc. Specific programs will also use academic ranking as part of the selection process.
If you do not meet the admission requirements
- Consider the Academic Upgrading program for all core academic subjects.
- See the English Language Foundations program if English is an additional language.
- Learn more about Admission Testing for admission to SAIT programs.
If you were educated outside of Canada, you will require an international document assessment to ensure you've met the admission requirements for your program. Scan your original high school and/or post-secondary documents in colour with certified English translations and submit them here. Please do not send us original documents, for any questions or technical issues when submitting your documents to us please contact the Office of the Registrar.
We will require:
Once all of the required educational documents have been submitted, the assessment will be completed within approximately six weeks. You can monitor your application status at mySAIT.ca.
All applicants to SAIT must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada. English language proficiency is a requirement for all SAIT programs. Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency in the following ways:
Please note: Tests are valid for admission purposes at SAIT for a one-year period from the date of issue.
If you do not meet the English language proficiency requirement, consider the English Language Foundations program.
Within a week of submitting your application online, you will receive an email acknowledging that SAIT has received your application. The email will include your SAIT ID number and instructions on how to log in to mySAIT.
Within six weeks, your application will be updated to one of the statuses below. When you submit updated documentation or progress through the competitive entry process, your application decision will be updated. Monitor your application status online on mySAIT.
'Missing documents' means we have not received the transcripts/documentation required to make a decision on your application. Review your application checklist to see the admission requirements needed for the program.
If your transcripts and/or international document assessment isn't received within 30 days, your application decision will be changed to 'declined-missing requirements'. If you submit transcripts and/or documents within the program's application period, your application will be re-evaluated.
'Pending evaluation' means your application will be evaluated for eligibility after the results of your document assessment are received.
'In selection' means you have met the admission requirements and have now been placed in selection for the program. Selection may be based on a career investigation report, resumé and references, aptitude testing, academic ranking, and/or an interview.
'Qualified waitlist' means you are qualified for admission to the program, but the program is currently full, so you have been placed on a waitlist. You will be offered admission to the program if a seat becomes available.
'Secondary waitlist' means your application, transcripts, or documents were received after the program selection deadline. You have been placed on a secondary waitlist.
Applicants on a waitlist can apply for another program or have their current application moved to a future intake within the same academic year. Submit a ticket to Freshdesk to inquire.
Declined - missing requirements
'Declined - missing documents' means you have not met the minimum admission requirements for the program. If you submit additional transcripts and/or documents within the program's application period, your application will be re-evaluated.
'Offered seat' means you have been offered admission to a program. Congratulations!
'Confirmation paid' means we have received your tuition deposit and your seat in the program is now confirmed. At this time, international students are automatically sent a confirmation/acceptance letter and IRCC form to use for your study permit application.
International students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada require a study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to study in a program that is longer than six months. Once you have received your SAIT confirmation/acceptance letter and accompanying documentation for IRCC, you can start the application process for your study permit. Most students will also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in order to enter the country. Please check the IRCC website to see if you require a TRV or eTA.
Approximately six weeks before your program begins, you will register for your classes. At this time, you'll see your tuition amount in your account summary on mySAIT under the myStudent tab. Payment of these tuition fees confirms your attendance into your program. Tuition for the semester will be due on the first business day of the month before classes begin (see Important Dates). Also, be sure to check out the Next Steps to help you prepare to begin your academic journey at SAIT.
If you have questions or require assistance at any stage of the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.