Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Calgary , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 11023
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is built on passion  — shared by students, faculty and staff — to shape new worlds as entrepreneurs, leaders and community builders.
SAIT has welcomed international students from more than 140 different countries. They pride theirselves on providing a top-quality education, delivered on a beautiful campus complete with all the amenities and support systems you need to be successful.

Entry requirements

All full-time programs have academic requirements you must meet in order to qualify for admission. Some programs also have additional selection criteria in place to determine program suitability. Refer to the information below for a quick overview of academic requirements and selection criteria, if applicable, for each program.
At SAIT, English Language Arts admission requirements for the programs you apply to must demonstrate English language proficiency. English is the language of instruction for all programs at SAIT and is the most common language used in business in Alberta.  
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 in each skill/category
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) 60 overall band
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) A minimum score of 20 in each category
Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) A score of 8 in each section
Pearson Test of English (PTE) A score of 53 in each section
Michigan English Language Assessment (MELAB) A score of 76 in each section

Scholarship & funding

Indigenous students have access to many sources of financial support.  The following is a list of government, community and private organizations that offer bursaries, scholarships and other awards specifically for Indigenous students. 
Youth Employment Centre
Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Student Awards
Scholarships Canada
Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training


Student life

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