Simon Fraser University, established in 1965, is a comprehensive university located in British Columbia, Canada with campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields with eight distinct faculties.
|Undergraduate Programs||59 majors, 20 joint majors and 28 minors in 30 areas of specialization|
|Number of Undergraduate Seats||29,994|
|Number of Graduate Seats||5,420|
|Number of International Students||4,908|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||65%|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||$12,610|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International Students||$1,871|
|Test Scores Accepted||SAT, ACT, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic and GRE|
|Score Required for Graduates||GMAT- 550 TOEFL-88 IELTS-6.5|
As of fall 2017, a total of 35,364 students are studying at Simon Fraser University.
Here are a few stats in terms of the student intake.
|United States of America||2.4%|
At Simon Fraser University, the programs are divided under undergraduate, graduate, Lifelong learner programs. The University has 8 faculties and offers 59 majors and 20 joint majors in undergraduate studies and around 40 graduate programs. There are also 47 certificate programs that can be joined with major programs.
|Accounting (Business)||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
|Applied Biology||Environmental Earth Systems|
|Biomedical Engineering||Environmental and Occupational Health|
|Electronics Engineering||Global Health|
|Engineering Physics||Health Care Systems|
|Human Resource Management||-|
Plan your schedule
Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule and study plan. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in are given below.
Night or weekends
SFU has three campuses located in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey. All three campuses offer varying academic programs.
The Burnaby campus is the University’s original and main campus and hosts the largest library among the three campuses - W.A.C. Bennett Library.
The Surrey campus is particularly targeted towards first-year students with more access to professors for one-on-one support. This campus is situated conveniently between Metro Vancouver and towards the south of Fraser River.
The Vancouver Campus has multiple facilities. This campus is home to six buildings with all the amenities and facilities for students. It is also described as ‘intellectual heart of the city’ by Vancouver Sun.
Students can apply for their chosen programs in three sessions as per their convenience. Different programs at the institute are subject to different application procedures. Here are a few common steps that one has to follow to fill in the application form.
The tuition fee charged by Simon Fraser University varies from course to course and depends upon the place of residency.
Undergraduate Courses and other courses
For undergraduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (approximately).
|Canadians and Permanent Residents||$ 2,824|
|International Students||$ 12,610|
For graduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (approximately).
|Canadians and Permanent Residents||$ 1,871|
|International Students||$ 1,871|
Simon Fraser University also provides Entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries to international students. Below are the awards and scholarships offered to undergraduate students:
Students can work on campus while studying at the institute through the work-study program or as a teaching assistant. For the work-study program, they will have to fulfil the following conditions:
Teaching assistantships are offered on a competitive basis each semester to qualified graduate students.
Students can also work off campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.
SIN is mandatory in order to work on campus or off campus and for tax purposes. It is no way related to a person’s health insurance number. A social number is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum 5 years. You can renew the same if necessary.
One can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following documents:
One can work post their graduation after obtaining a work permit. The post-graduation work permit is valid for the same duration as that of the last study program you have completed. Students have to fulfil the following conditions.
The University has several of its own residential halls/houses at its Burnaby and Vancouver campuses. At Burnaby there are –
At Vancouver there is the Charles Chang Innovation Centre.
Depending upon the residence, one can avail the following facilities:
|Fully furnished bedroom (with storage)||Study-Intensive Floors|
|Shared lounges||Laundry room|
Off Campus Housing
The University Residence & Housing has partnered with Places4Students to provide students with off-campus rental listings where students can look for appropriate accommodation.
Students are likely to get placed in good companies/institutions including the University of British Columbia, TELUS, SAP and Google. As per a 2015 survey of graduate students, 31% students obtain employment after graduation with the average salary being CAD $83,000.
Simon Fraser University is home to some notable alumni as mentioned below:
Some of the notable alumni are mentioned below:
The institute has an active portal to provide its alumni with various career management services. Over twenty reunion and networking activities conducted each year.
|Bachelors Tuition Fees||$19484|
|Post graduate Tuition Fees||$11226|
|Start of Application process||May 01, 2019|
|End of Application process||September 15, 2019|
|Accepts common App||No|