Who We Are

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you’ll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada’s leading engaged university.

Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

General Info General Info


Enrolment Total
35,000

Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

Burnaby

8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, BC

Surrey

250-13450 102 Avenue,
Surrey, BC

Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC

Burnaby

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC

Surrey

250-13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, BC

Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Nearby Highlights

Perched atop Burnaby Mountain, Simon Fraser University’s original Arthur Erickson-designed campus now includes more than three dozen academic buildings and is flanked by UniverCity, a flourishing sustainable residential community.

 

Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is a vibrant community hub located in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Close to the Surrey Central transit station, the dramatic Bing Thom-designed campus is conveniently situated between Metro Vancouver and communities south of the Fraser River.

 

Described by the Vancouver Sun as the “intellectual heart of the city,” Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus transformed the landscape of urban education in downtown Vancouver. The campus is comprised of multiple facilities clustered in the core of one of the world’s most liveable cities.

 


Credentials Available
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master’s Degree / Graduate Credentials
  • Doctorate/PhD Degrees

Programs Programs


Info on All Programs
Study Abroad Opportunities

Spend one or two terms studying on an exchange term at one of SFU’s partner institutions while earning credit towards your degree. SFU has nearly 120 institutions in more than 40 countries/regions to choose from. You will pay for SFU tuition while on exchange, and can take courses taught in English at most institutions.

Study Abroad Info

Admissions Admissions


Basic Admissions Requirements

General admission requirements: Applicants must present a minimum of 5 approved Grade 12 courses, including English 12 or English 12 First Peoples. Admission is based on an evaluation of all approved Grade 12 courses. All students must also present a minimum final, blended grade of 70% in English 12 or English First Peoples 12 and a minimum final grade of 60% in an acceptable Math 11 or Math 12 course. All applicants must meet the university’s Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirement.


IB and AP Credits

One full year of transfer credit (30 units) is granted for a completed IB Diploma. Transfer credit is awarded for all standard level and higher level subjects passed with a grade of 4 or higher. For students in a partial IB program, transfer credit will be granted for higher level courses completed with a grade of 5 or higher. Transfer credit is not awarded for standard level courses. Transfer credit will be awarded for official AP exam results with a score of 4 or 5.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants, regardless of country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. Competence is required in all four of the following skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students must demonstrate English language competence with a minimum grade of 70% in senior level English, or with a satisfactory score on one of the following English language proficiency tests: (IELTS – Academic) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT (with an overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading); Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60; or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, and a minimum score of 60 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.


Application Deadline

Applications for Fall Semester are accepted between October 1 and January 31.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $79.50 payable by credit card with online application.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted online through the EducationPlannerBC application service.


Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid


Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship – December 3

Entrance Awards and Bursaries – April 30


Entrance Scholarships Info
Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email
Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence


Residence Options

The Towers residences are designed with undergraduate students in mind. Tower residents all have mandatory meal plans to ensure that they always have a meal. As an undergrad living in residences for the first time, being part of the Towers community of up to 727 students is an experience like no other. Co-ed, single-gender and quiet living floors available and accessible rooms are available on each floor. Each room is single-occupancy only (ie., no roommates) with WiFi Internet.

Total Average Residence Cost
$5,000 per term
Residence Cost Details

In addition to the Towers residence which includes a meal plan, other housing options cost around $3000 per semester.


Residence Application Deadline

For fall semester, applications open October 1 and offers begin in February.

How to Apply

There is no official deadline to apply to Residence, but they do fill up quickly. Spaces are offered-first-come-first served so apply early. When you apply to SFU Residences and pay your $50 deposit fee, you are automatically added to the housing queue. Offers are made on an ongoing basis to all admitted students based on your application complete date. Once we have the majority of our spaces accepted, the wait list will be available on your housing portal and you can see your place on the wait list.


Residence Contact Email
Residence Contact Phone

International Students International Students


International Student Info

SFU welcomes scholars from around the world. In addition to the comprehensive programs and services offered through Student Services and the Student Learning Commons, we offer specialized support to International students and other students from international pathways through the International Services for Students (ISS) office.

English Language Requirement

All applicants, regardless of country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. Competence is required in all four of the following skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students must demonstrate English language competence with a minimum grade of 70% in senior level English, or with a satisfactory score on one of the following English language proficiency tests: (IELTS – Academic) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT (with an overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading); Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60; or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, and a minimum score of 60 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.

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