Cumberland College Admission Requirement For International Students, Canada

Cumberland College is a regional college based in Melfort, Nipawin, and Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Cumberland provides post-secondary education in the northeast region of the province of Saskatchewan.

The College was founded and formerly known as Cumberland Community College by the Province of Saskatchewan in 1974.

However, not until the fall of 1975 before its first slate of courses where offered. It was thereafter, renamed Cumberland Regional College in 1988 to coincide with a new mandate under the Regional Colleges Act (1986) and an increased regional reach.

Around the year 2008, the College attained its current name. The College primarily serves the education and training needs of communities and industry partners in northeast Saskatchewan.

The school also in a partnership with Parkland College (Saskatchewan), which is located in east-central Saskatchewan.

The Coalition shares a President and CEO and is focused on improving operational efficiencies (resource use) and enhancing organization effectiveness (impact).

Each of the two colleges has its own Board of six Governors, but the same six Governors sit on each Board.

8.5 out of 10
Academic —————————————————————————————— 8.0/10
Accommodation ———————————————————————————- 9.0/10
Faculty ——————————————————————————————— 9.0/10
Infrastructure ————————————————————————————- 9.0/10
Placement —————————————————————————————-  8.0/10
Social Life —————————————————————————————– 8.0/10


Institution Type ———————————————————————————– Public
DLI Number ————————————————————————————— O117018032957
Average Cost of Attendance —————————————————————— $5,980 / Year


Undergraduate Programs ——————————————————————— 85.0%
Total Applicants ———————————————————————————- 2319
Enrolled ————————————————————————————- 1971
Graduate Programs —————————————————————————- 15.0%
Total Applicants ———————————————————————————- 2287
Enrolled ————————————————————————————- 343


Cumberland College provides academic upgrading, college certificate, diploma, and university programs in a variety of fields and trades.

Programs and courses at Cumberland College include but not limited to the following:

  • Post – Secondary Programs
    • Health
    • Business
    • Human Services
  • University Programs
    • Indigenous Access and Transition Education Certificates
  • Trades Programs
    • 1A Truck Driving Training – MELTS
    • Carpentry
    • Building Systems Technician Certificates
    • Electrician
    • Industrial Mechanics
    • Power Engineering – Fireman’s Level
  • Certificates and Diplomas
    • Agricultural Science Certificates
    • Continue Care Assistant
    • Continue Care Assistant – Part-time
    • Disability Support Worker Certificate
    • Early Childhood Education
  • Adult Education
    • Level 1 Literacy
    • 2/Pre – ABE 10
    • Essential Skills for the worker place
    • Level 3/ABE 10
    • Level 4/ABE 12
  • Continuing Education
    • Agriculture
    • Business Support
    • Computers
    • Health and Safety
    • Online Course
    • Professional Development
    • Personal Interest
    • Saks Polytech Distance Courses
    • Tourism and Customer Services
  • GED
    • GED Prep Course
  • English Language Class for employment readiness
    • Supportive Care Assistant Program
    • Preparing for Work in a Pandemic World

for details as regards programs and courses at Cumberland, click the link:

For A – Z Listing of Cumberland Academic Programs and Courses, visit the link:


As an international student who wishes to attend Cumberland College, you will have to apply using the following process.

Certificate and Diploma Program Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the Cumberland College Application Form

    • Complete your online application form on the Cumberland College website.

Step 2: Provide your transcripts/English Language Proficiency Testing Results

You will need to arrange for your transcripts (Secondary and All Post-Secondary), along with your English Language Proficiency testing results, these will have to be sent directly from the institutions and testing center to:

Cumberland College
P.O. Box 2320
Melfort, Saskatchewan
S0E 1A0

You can provide copies of your transcripts to start with via email so that your application can be processed more quickly.

Step 3: Application Fees

Forward payment of your $140 CAD application & transcript assessment fee by money order to Cumberland College, by PayPal, send to [email protected], by flywire as, or contact 306-752-2786 to pay by credit card.

Step 4: Offer and Acceptance Letters

Should you fulfill the academic and English language requirements, you will receive an official letter of offer from Cumberland College.

This letter will set a deadline for payment of the tuition deposit (50% of tuition, only refundable if the study permit is refused). Once your tuition deposit is paid, an official letter of acceptance will be issued to you.

Step 5: Study Permit

After acceptance, you will apply for a Canada Study Permit at the Canadian Embassy if you plan to study for more than 6 months.

Your official letter of acceptance must be included with your study permit application. You should make the study permit application at least three months before the start of classes to allow adequate time for processing.

For more information on how to process your study permit, click here.


Cumberland College offers programs from different institutions.  The following English Language Proficiency test is requirements from these institutions:

U of R

U of S

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Cumberland College

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Min. 6.5 – with no band less than 6.0 Min. 6.5 – with no band less than 6.0 Min. 6.5 – with no band less than 5.0 Min. 6.5 – with no band less than 6.0
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Min. 83 (internet based) – no score less than 20 Min. 80 (internet based) – no score less than 19 Min. 81 (internet based) – no score less than 19 Min. 85 (internet based) – no score less than 21
CanTest (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees) Min. 4.5 Min. 4.5 Min. 4.5 N/A
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) Min. 60 Min. 70  – No score less than 60 Min. 60 – No score less than 50 Min. 60 – No score less than 60
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) Min. 85 Min. 85 – No score less than 80 or minimum 3 on speaking Min. 85 Min. 80 – No score less than 76 or minimum 3 on speaking
CPE (Cambridge Proficiency in English) N/A Grade C with score 65 Grade C1 minimum N/A
Duolingo English Test (DET) 110 110 105 100
PTE Academic N/A Min. 63 – no score less than 59 Min. 63 – no score less than 50 Min. 58 – no score less than 50
SK University ESL Programs ESL 050 program U-Prep 2 or U-Bridge 2 U of R’s ESL 050 program

U of S’s U-Prep 2 or U-Bridge 2

U of R’s ESL 050 program

U of S’s U-Prep 2 or U-Bridge 2


Entrance Scholarships and General Awards, are worth a combined value of about $100,000. This is available for students taking full-time trade, technical, and university programs through Cumberland College.

International students are not eligible for the Entrance Scholarships however, you are invited to apply for the General Awards which are presented in March of each year.

Information about the General Awards is often shared with students in late fall. Applications for General Awards are completed online beginning in December. Note, that applications close by January 15.


One of the important factors to succeeding with your program as an international student is that you start off your experience at Cumberland College in a positive manner.

To help you achieve this, Cumberland College utilizes former international students as mentors for incoming students.

Your mentorship supports will include your mentor:

  • Acting as a contact person for you and other international students to ensure a welcoming environment;
  • Assistance in helping you find accommodations;
  • Helping you with your health care and Social Insurance Number applications, as well as banking;
  • Taking you on tours around the community (grocery shopping, medical, recreational activities); and
  • Sharing personal experiences with Canadian culture and education.

Academic Supports:

  • Assist you with the course and program selections
  • You with application and registration procedures
  • Study Skills Workshops
  • Essay Writing Workshops
  • Online writing labs
  • Library services

Career Services:

Career Services can provide you with current information about careers and education and support services including:

  • Career Counselling
  • Resource Centers
  • Programs
  • Testing and Assessment

Career consultants can help to guide you through a process of self-assessment, goal setting, exploration, career planning, and decision making.

Cumberland College Career Resource Centre has a variety of resources, these includes:

  • Educational calendars and application forms
  • Occupational information
  • Correspondence course information
  • Financial assistance information
  • Occupational employment and occupational exploration resources

Personal Counselling:

At Cumberland College, advisors provide free personal counseling to students. Advisors at Cumberland will also provide referrals whenever necessary.

Personal counseling may include helping you with general life skills such as banking, driving, finances, daycare, and other things that may be important to you.

Student Advocacy:

Should there be any event with regards to a student concern a student advocacy group will be set up as it is required.

Cumberland College will form a student body to provide student support. This student-driven body will be formed as needed and within 10 working days of the concern being brought forward to provide a working way out as regards the concern.


An SAT test score is required for admission at the undergraduate level at Cumberland College.

SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admission in the United States. The SAT is owned and published by the College Board which is a non-profit organization in the United States. Cumberland College will provide you a testing site for the SAT.

The link to go to the College Board website for more information on writing the SAT® exam or to register for a test sitting.

Note: SAT® Practice Questions are also available at College Board website

SAT Exam Schedule

Exams are scheduled four times during the 2021-2022 year at Cumberland College in Nipawin, 503 – 2nd St. E.

  • May 8, 2021 (Registration Deadline April 8, 2021),
  • October 2, 2021 (Registration Deadline September 3, 2021),
  • December 4, 2021 (Registration deadline November 5, 2021), and
  • March 12, 2022 (Registration Deadline February 11, 2022)

It is important to be aware that you must be registered with the College Board to write the exam. No drop-ins are allowed. And please be at the College by 7:45 am on the day you need to write your test.

Ensure you have all your necessary identification and writing tools for the exam with you.