Learn English. Experience Western Canada. Meet New Friends.


In Explore program logothe Explore program, international and Canadian bursary students come together to study English communication and experience Western Canadian culture.

Discover the Explore program at the U of R!
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Classes focus on practicing real-world English and studying Western Canadian topics and themes. Plus, you will:

  • Improve your English while having fun and experiencing culture,
  • Meet other University of Regina students,
  • Study with international and French-Canadian students, and
  • Stay in one of our beautiful campus residences.

Program Dates and Schedule

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Program Fees

Canadian Bursary Students

  • The Explore bursary from the Government of Canada covers tuition, materials, activities and related transportation, on-campus accommodation and food during the program dates.

International Students

  • $4695 CAD
    The international student fee includes tuition, textbooks and materials, activities, accommodation, food, campus gym and pool passes, and arrival and departure transportation.

Explore Program Overview


Email: esl@uregina.ca

Small group of Explore students in a classroom all looking at a small tablet on the tableGroup of Explore students posing candidly in front of the U of R sign outside


Program Fees

  • Applicants must pay a non-refundable $275 CAD fee at the time of enrolment before being admitted to the program and receiving a Letter of Acceptance. The remaining portion of the program fee must be paid by the first day of the program.
  • The total fee may also be paid at the time of enrolment.
  • For Canadian bursary students
    • The CMEC Explore bursary is considered taxable income for the bursary recipient; thus, recipients must provide their Social Insurance Number (SIN) to the University of Regina.
    • The University will issue a T2202A to the Canadian bursary recipient for the relevant taxation year.
    • Explore bursaries come directly to the University. Bursary recipients do not receive any money from the Government of Canada.
    • For more information, visit the Government of Canada's Official Language Programs website.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Transfers

  • Before the first day of the program
    If an applicant withdraws from or cancels participation in an in-person program prior to the first day of the program, ESL will retain the non-refundable $275 CAD fee.
  • After the program has started
    If an applicant withdraws anytime after the program has started or departs early, ESL will retain the full program fees.
  • One-time transfer
    Prior to the start of the program, an applicant may choose to transfer the $275 CAD non-refundable fee to any other short-term ESL program. The enrolment fee cannot be transferred more than one time and the request must be submitted in writing prior to the start of the program initially enrolled in.
  • Group Payment Exception
    If the applicant's fee is part of a group payment, payment of the non-refundable $275 CAD fee will not be required prior to a Letter of Acceptance being issued. Verification the applicant is part of a paying group or cohort is required before a Letter of Acceptance is issued.

Travel Arrangements

  • The University is not responsible for the travel arrangements of any applicant.
  • Applicants must make their own travel arrangements unless otherwise arranged by their home institution, such as when group bookings are made.
  • Travel arrangements include but are not limited to:
    • flight bookings and
    • securing required travel documents, including the requirement of an ETA, Visitor VISA or other form of travel documentation.
  • Refer to the Government of Canada website to determine applicant entry requirements. 

Enrol Now - Select an offering to enrol in

Program Offering Name
Summer Explore 2024- Canadian Bursary Students
Program Offering Dates
03 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024
Program Offering Fees
Explore Program Deposit 2024 $275.00 Click here to get more information
Additional Charges
UofR- Fitness Pass $75.00 Optional
Program Offering Name
Summer Explore 2024- International Students
Program Offering Dates
03 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024
Program Offering Fees
Explore Program International Fee 2024 $4,695.00 or $275.00 deposit Click here to get more information
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