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Simon Fraser University, commonly referred to as SFU, is a public research university in British Columbia, Canada .

Established in 1965 on B.C.’s scenic west coast, Simon Fraser University consistently ranks among Canada’s top comprehensive universities. The university has pioneered an open, inclusive approach to higher education that fuels learning, discovery, community outreach and global connectedness

At three campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU offers a vast array of programs across eight faculties: Applied Sciences; Arts and Social Sciences; Business; Communication, Art and Technology; Education; Environment; Health Sciences; and Science.

SFU offers students a range of experiential opportunities such as work-integrated learning, international field schools and exchanges, and the innovative Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue program focusing on social and civic issues.

Notable alumni:

•             Francesco Aquilini, owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

•             Cam Broten, former leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party

•             Gordon Campbell, former Premier of British Columbia

•             Grace Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2013

•             Glen Clark, former Premier of British Columbia

IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0,

The minimum graduate program admission requirements for test scores:

IELTS (academic)              overall band score of 7.0 of the academic (NOT general) test with a minimum of 6.5 in each section


o             All applicants must demonstrate competence in Quantitative and Analytical skills.

o             You need a minimum of 50% in Senior Mathematics for admission (based on a 35% pass scale).

•             All India Senior School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) / India School Certificate (12 year)

o             Submit transcript which includes interim standard XII level marks. Admission is calculated on all standard XII level academic subjects.

•             Standard XII level Math

Admission to Master's Program

Minimum Equivalent Qualifications.

For admission to a master’s program, the qualifications listed are normally recognized as equivalent to a Simon Fraser University 4-year bachelor’s degree with a minimumoverall grade of B

Minimum Overall Academic Standing

First Class or First Division in all degrees

Required Credential or Degree

M.A., M.B.B.S., M.Comm., M.Sc., or a Master's degree in a non–engineering field or Honours B.Eng., B.Sc.(Eng.), B.Tech., B.A.Sc., B.Arch. B.Pharm

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing

First Class or First Division in all degrees

Required Credential or Degree

M.Phil., Master's Degree, Master's degree in Engineering, Forestry or Medicine


Applicants must arrange for the submission of detailed mark sheets and degree certificates with certified English (literal) translations.

Official proof of degree conferred is required in the form of a graduation diploma AND degree certificate with English translations.

To be official, original language documents and English translations must arrive together in official envelopes which have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution.




Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics

BA Interactive Arts and Technology

BASc Mechatronics

BBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation

BBA Finance (Surrey or Burnaby)

BBA Marketing (Surrey or Burnaby)

Biological Physics

Biological Sciences

Biomedical Physiology

BSc Interactive Arts and Technology       

BSc Operations Research

BSc Software Systems

Chemical Physics





Data Science

Earth Sciences



Environment (BA, BSc, BENV)     


General Studies (BGS)


Health Sciences (BSc only)


International Studies


Mathematical Physics


Molecular Biology and Biochemistry



Political Science


Semester in Dialogue



Visual Culture and Performance Studies

Graduate Programs

•             Business (MBA part-time)

•             Computing Science (MSc and PhD)

•             Contemporary Arts MA

•             Contemporary Arts MFA

•             Education (MEd, MA, PhD)

•             Executive MBA Management of Technology MBA

•             Gerontology

•             Interactive Arts and Technology (MA, MSc, PhD)

•             International Studies

•             Liberal Studies

•             Master of Arts for Teachers of English

•             Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies

•             Master of Digital Media

•             Master of Publishing

•             Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MASc, PhD)

•             MSc Finance

•             Operations Research (MSc and PhD)

•             Public Policy

•             The Beedie PhD program

•             Urban Studies

The  residences are safe, fun, and convenient. Enjoy early-morning coffees or late-night study sessions at Canada's first 24-hour dining hall. Living on campus just might be one of the most memorable parts of your university experience. As a first-year student you'll have the privacy of your own room, but you'll find plenty of opportunities to connect with your fellow residents. Friendships made here happen fast and often last forever.

Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting a housing offer.


 The Towers: Shadbolt, Barbara Rae, and Pauline Jewitt House   

                      • Traditional style, private single rooms

                       • Shared washrooms and laundry

                        • Meal plan (no kitchen)

                         • Internet access is included

 Shell House and McTaggart Cowan Hall:

                       • Traditional style, private single rooms

                       • Shared kitchens, washrooms and laundry

                      • Internet access is included


                      • Traditional style, private single rooms

                      • Shared kitchens, washrooms and laundry

                       • Internet access is included


 Hamilton Hall (Burnaby Campus)

                             • Studio style, single occupancy suites

                             • Private washroom, and kitchen

                             • Shared laundry rooms

                             • Internet access is included

 Downtown Vancouver Residence at the Charles Chang Innovation Centre:

                           • Studio style and apartment style units with kitchen + washroom

                           • Shared laundry room

                            • Internet access is included

                           • Parking not available

Burnaby Residences:

 Shell House Basement:

 Shell Basement is one of  largest community lounges with games (including a pool table, mini basketball net, and hockey table), a small library with books for students to enjoy, and cozy furniture for hanging out and studying.

Madge Hogarth Community Space:

Madge Hogarth Community Space offers a comfortably furnished TV lounge, a kitchen, a video games room, a music rehearsal space with access to musical instruments, large group study spaces, and a small computer lounge, as well as individual working spaces. This space cultivates well-being by providing home to the Residence Life staff offices. students with a safe space to relax, de-stress, study and socialize

 Townhouse Lounge:

 Townhouse Lounge (located along the breezeway across from Pauline Jewitt House Tower) is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to re-open in Fall 2017. This will be a commo space for Townhouse Residents with TV, WiFi, and cozy furniture for hanging out and studying.

Vancouver Residence:

 The Amenity Room (kitchen and lounge) on the 2 nd floor of the Charles Chang Innovation Centre (located below the Vancouver Residence) is a space shared with the SFU Beedie School of Business. It is available to residentsin the evenings (6:30pm onwards) and on weekends.

Upon enrollment at SFU, international students can access most forms of financial assistance administered by SFU, including scholarships, awards, bursaries and the Work-Study program.

Awards for International Students

International students are eligible for many of the awards administered through Simon Fraser University.

Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships

SFU recognizes high school students who demonstrate excellence in both their academic and extracurricular activities.  The value of a scholarship may range from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover all tuition and mandatory supplementary fees normally required for the completion of a student’s first undergraduate degree at SFU.

Graduate students are eligible for a variety of financial assistance programs including entrance or continuing scholarships, graduate fellowships, awards, teaching and research assistantships, bursaries and loans. Total scholarship support cannot exceed $50,000 per academic year.

Quick Facts





Fees vary from course to course.


The average living cost per academic year( 8 months ) is around 11,500 CAD. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines, you will require approximately $10,000 CAD per year, not including tuition fees, to cover your living expenses.



World University Rankings 2018     : 251-300

World Ranking                     :        119

Country Rank                       :         7

Presence                               :         207

Impact                                   :         64

Openness                              :         109

Excellence                             :          299


Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. Canada. V5A 1S6

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