How to Apply

Go to the Step-by-Step Apply page under the Applying section on the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website and follow the steps outlined there to submit your application online. Review all the information provided. You will be required to submit a non-refundable payment of $90 as part of your online application.

Other items required with your application:

All items can be uploaded to your online application after you submit and pay the application fee.

  • (1) copy of your curriculum vitae or resume. Applicants are required to provide a brief (maximum of one page) Personal statement, explaining their reasons for pursuing an LLM, how their background has prepared them to succeed in a rigorous academic program, and their objectives in completing the degree.
  • Applicants are required to provide a detailed Research Proposal, keeping in mind that one component of the LLM degree is the completion of an original thesis of 80-100 pages. The Graduate Committee is interested in assessing an applicant's ability to engage in legal research and writing. The Research Proposal should be approximately 2-5 pages in length, written by the applicant (with any sources appropriately referenced) in English, and should: (a) clearly describe the specific topic or area of legal research you propose to explore in the thesis; (b) briefly describe the jurisprudence or literature that provides the foundation for your proposal (what work has already been done by others on this topic and how would your proposed research build on it? What is the body of legal material that you will use to complete your thesis research?); and (c) outline your proposed research question and the research you plan to complete to investigate this question.
  • Each applicant should provide a sample of their academic legal writing, which would include a published article or a law school research paper, written in English. The sample should be approximately 20-50 pages in length and must have been written by the applicant alone (with any sources appropriately referenced) in English (i.e. not co-written or translated). If an English language published article or legal research paper is not available, then the Graduate Committee will assess the application on the basis of the Research Proposal alone.
  • Three (3) academic letters of reference are required as part of your application. Identify your referees and provide their contact information in your online application. Your referees will be notified that they have been requested to submit a letter of reference to your application online.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) will be required if you are admitted to the program and before registering. 
  • Applicants who are not native English language speakers must prove proficiency in the English language, and therefore will need to take a TOEFL or equivalent test. The TOEFL score results must be at least 90 (IBT) or an IELTS score of 7.0 to be eligible for the LLM program.  More information is provided at Please check the list of countries where English proficiency is not required at
  • Applications for entry in September will be open from September of the following year to January 31 of the admission year (e.g. the application for admission to September 2017 opens September 2016 and closes January 31, 2017). All materials must be received by 4:30pm January 31 or your application will not be considered. Early offers of admission may be made to outstanding students whose applications are complete in advance of this deadline.

If you require assistance in completing your application or paying your application fee online, please email:  


For more information, contact:

The Graduate Secretary
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Rm 250 LAW, 15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, Canada   S7N 5A6
Phone: (306) 966-7908
Fax: (306) 966-5900