Burnaby, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 2006Established Year
  • Private educational institution in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Associated with Simon Fraser University; operates under agreement with it.
  • University transfer program to study at Simon Fraser University from their second year.
  • Students with IELTS score 7.0 and TOEFL score of 82 exempted from Academic Literacy Course.
  • CAD 3500 scholarship to all FIC students with 3.7 GPA or higher.


Type of UniversityPrivate
Total Number of students2,500
Number of programs offered3
Number of faculties8
Tuition fee rangeCAD 15,220 – CAD 26,010
Language for coursesEnglish
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS, GCSE, HKDSE

Programs Offered at Fraser International College

Fraser International College operates under the renowned Simon Fraser University. It offers programs under eight different faculties.

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Computing Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Communication
  • Art and Technology
  • Environment

Different course programs

  • Foundation program
  • Undergraduate program
  • Graduate program

All the above programs are in 2 stages. University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage 1 and UTP Stage 2.

Courses offered in UTP Stage 1

Beginning with AlgebraBusiness Management
Introduction to Computers and their ApplicationsIntroduction to Computing Concepts and Algorithms
English Skills/ReadingIntroduction to Economics
Introduction to MathematicsIntroduction to Philosophical Reasoning
Introduction to University Life 1Introduction to University Writing
World Issues -

*Choose 8 courses from the above list.

Programs offered in UTP Stage 2

Associate of Arts DegreeArts and Social Sciences
Business AdministrationCommunication, Art and Technology
Computing ScienceEngineering Science
EnvironmentHealth Sciences

Graduate programs

  • FIC Pre-Master’s Program in Engineering
  • FIC Pre-MBA Program

Campus and Housing at Fraser International College

Located in Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain campus; 25 min drive from downtown Vancouver.

Students stay on campus availing academic and administrative offices, on-campus residences, library, and shops etc.


  • Can choose to live in the SFU residences at the Burnaby campus.
  • Fully-furnished single room accommodation
  • On-campus hotel for visiting family members to stay.

Facilities in on-campus residence

  • Extra-long beds
  • High-speed internet access
  • TVs and microwaves
  • Dining hall

Apply online for the residence at

  • Stay in homestays with the Canadian family.
  • Facilities- breakfast, lunch, dinner, internet access, private bathrooms, etc.
  • Preferred homestays- Vancouver Central Homestay and First Choice International Placement.

Fraser International College Application process


  • For UTP Stage 1- complete year 11 or its equivalent
  • For UTP Stage 2- complete year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent
  • Admissions based on complete academic record.

Mathematics Requirements

  • Take Math Placement Assessment.
  • For UTP Stage II, secondary school mathematics at an acceptance level is required

Mathematics requirements for some of the countries:

UTP Stage I:

CountryUTP Stage I
O Levels4 C Grades O Levels
AustraliaSuccessful completion of Year 11 with 65% average
BahrainCompletion of 11 years of academic preparation with 75% average
BrazilCertificado de Ensino Medio 5/10
ChinaSenior Middle 3 with 70% in 4 academic subjects or Senior Middle 2 with 75% in 4 academic subjects
ColombiaBachillerato with 65% average in 4 academic subjects
FijiForm 6 School Leaving Certificate with an overall score of 260
GermanySuccessful completion of Year 11 or equivalent
GhanaCompletion of SSSCE (WAEC/NECO) with average grades C6
Hong KongHKDSE - Form 5 with "Passing Grade + 10%" in 4 academic subjects
IndiaNot applicable
IndonesiaSMA 3 with 6.0 average in 4 academic subjects; Year 11 with minimum 7.0 average in 4 academic subjects
JapanKotogakko Year 2 with 3 average in 4 academic subjects
KoreaSenior High School Diploma with Rank 6.5 average in 4 academic subjects

UTP Stage II:

CountryUTP Stage II Business Administration; Arts and Social Sciences; Communication, Interactive Art and Technology: Environment; Health Sciences (Arts); Associate of Arts DegreeUTP Stage II Computing ScienceUTP Stage II Engineering Science; Environment (Science)
A Levels2 X C GradesB Grade in Math + C Grade in 1 science subjectB Grade in Math and 2 x C Grades in 2 science subjects
AustraliaYear 12 - UAI with minimum 65%65% average including Math + 1 science subject (70% minimum in Math)70% average in Math + 2 science subjects (70% minimum in Math)
BangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjectsHigher Secondary Certificate (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 1 science subjectsHigher Secondary Certificate (10 + 2) with 65% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 2 science subjects
BrazilCertificado de Ensino Medio 6/10Certificado de Ensino Medio 6/10 including Math min.7 + 1 science subjectCertificado de Ensino Medio 7/10 including Math (Math min. 7) + 2 science subjects
CanadaSuccessful completion of Grade 12 with 75% average in 4 academic subjectsSuccessful completion of Grade 12 with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (minimum 75%) + 1 science subjectSuccessful completion of Grade 12 with 75% average in minimum 4 academic subjects including Math (minimum 75%) + 2 science subjects
GermanySuccessful completion of Arbitur or equivalentSuccessful completion of Arbitur with 11 average in 4 academic subjects including Math min. 11 + 1 science subjectSuccessful completion of Arbitur with 11 average in 4 academic subjects including 2 science subjects and Math (Math min. 11)
IndiaSenior Secondary School (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjectsSenior Secondary School (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 65% + 1 science subject or 65% average in 4 academic science stream subjects including Math minimum 50%Senior Secondary School (10 + 2) with 65% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 2 science subjects

English Language requirements

English Language QualificationDirect-entry requirementsIntegrated-Entry requirementsCornerstone-Entry requirements
IELTS (Academic)6.0 overall Minimum 6.0 in Reading and writing 5.5 in Speaking and Listening5.5 overall, minimum 5.5 in Reading and writing and 5.0 in Speaking and Listening5.5 overall
TOEFL79 Overall, minimum 18 in Reading and writing69 overall, minimum 15 in reading and writing59 overall, minimum 12 in reading and writing
British Columbia High School English 12 blended grade (+3 year residency in Canada)55%50%N/A
GCSE/O Level English LanguageCDN/A

What to do next?

  • Select the program and check its requirements.
  • Apply through

Application Fees

  • Pay the application fee- CAD 250
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable
  • Pay via credit card and debit card

Expenses to be incurred at FIC


Normal duration

Total program fees

Pre-University Programs


UTP Stage I

2 terms

CAD 19,600

University level programs


UTP Stage II

3 terms

CAD 26,010

Associate of Arts degree

2 years

CAD 26,010 for 30 credits

Pre-Master’s Programs



1 term

CAD 15,221

PMP in Engineering

1 term

CAD 15,221

Additional programs


Integrated Term (AES)

1 term

CAD 5,168

Cornerstone Term (AEP)

1 term

CAD 7,333

ELC Pre-Sessional English Program

16 weeks

CAD 6,950

Compulsory charges


Academic Literacy Course

1 term

CAD 2,601

Lab fee for Biology or Physics courses


CAD 102

Medical insurance

16 months

CAD 938

Student Services and Recreation


CAD 184

SFU Student Society (SFSS) Fees


CAD 99

Accommodation costs

Homestay placement fee* (non-refundable)CAD 200-275
HomestayCAD 825 – 1,000 per month
On-campus accommodation applicationCAD 50
On-campus accommodationCAD 2,768 per term
On-campus meal planCAD 1,850 per term
CustodianshipCAD 160 per term

Financial aid provided by FIC

  • Navitas family bursaries are provided to the students of FIC.
  • A Bursary is equal to 10% of the tuition fee.
  • Submit the application to the Navitas institution with all the supporting documents and certificates.
  • Navitas Academic merit scholarships for two outstanding students across all programs.

Work while you study

On Campus

Students can work on campus while studying at the institute. They will have

to fulfill the following conditions.

  • Study full time in a program
  • Have a valid study permit
  • Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)
  • Can work a maximum of 20 hours/week during the school year
  • Can work full time during school holidays


Students can also work off campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfill the following conditions.

  • Have a valid study permit
  • Study full time in a program at a recognized institution
  • Have already started studying
  • Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months
  • Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

Work after graduation

One can work post their graduation after obtaining a work permit. After completion of degree students are eligible to apply to work in Canada for three years.

Students have to fulfill the following conditions:

  • full-time student in Canada
  • Completed with a study program with a minimum duration of 8 months.
  • Apply for the work permit within 90 days of receiving a document
  • Must have a valid study permit


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