Burnaby, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1965Established Year

Simon Fraser University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate


With 3 campuses and 8 faculties, the university currently has a total student community of 30,000 UG and 5700 PG students. Around 20% of the student community is of international origin. The university offers a plethora of UG, PG and certificate programs.

  • Simon Fraser University charges a $79.50 application fee and a $750 enrolment fee for international students.
  • It has a semester-based academic calendar.
  • Scholarships are available to both resident and non-resident students.
  • UG and PG application portals vary.


Application PortalUG: Education Planner Application
PG: Graduate Application Portal
Application Fee$79.50
Acceptance Rate56%
Average GPA rate2.75 above
Average SAT score1130
Average ACT score22
English ProficiencyTOEFL/IELTS/PTE/CAEL
Mode of PaymentVISA, Discover card, Master Card, Local Bank Transfer
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Financial AidGrants, Loans, Scholarships, Federal Study Aid

Simon Fraser University Admission Deadlines

International Applicants must apply 90 days prior to the deadlines to be considered for admission. The admission deadlines are mentioned below:

FallFebruary 8
SpringSeptember 15
SummerJanuary 31

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International students may submit either TOEFL, IELTS scores to prove English proficiency.

TestMinimum required score

Visa Process for International Students

  • Applicants can apply for a visa package from the Canadian Visa Website (CIC website) after receiving an acceptance letter.
  • Eligible applicants receive a personal checklist code, valid for 60 days. Submit the application online. The page shall include an application guide, an estimated tuition fees amount, a list of documents one needs to submit with the application, and guidelines for further steps to be taken.
  • MyCIC account has to be created which shall contain the checklist. Once the applicant has all the required documents, and the fee has been paid, the online application can be submitted.
  • Some applicants may be required to attend interviews at local consulates.
  • Requirements for a study permit and visa are as follows:
    • A valid passport
    • Application fee (billed in CND)
    • Evidence of sufficient funds
    • Medical examination
    • Biometrics

Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Admissions

The undergraduate courses at the university are offered by the 8 faculties established under it. The courses offered are in a wide range of disciplines like Physics, Data Science, History, Applied Sciences, etc. The application process is online. The applicants must go through course requirements carefully so as to avoid any discrepancies in their application.

Application Portal: Eductaion Planner Online Application

Mailing Address:
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive Burnaby
BC, Canada, V5A 1S6

Application Fee: $79.50

Enrolment Fee: $750

Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents-

  • Original final secondary school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Quantitative and Analytical Skills: Minimum 50% in Senior Mathematics
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/CAEL
  • Applicants search country-specific GPA requirements here
  • International applicants from some countries are required to submit SAT/ACT scores.
  • Supporting Documents: Personal Essay, Letters of Recommendation, Financial support form, Student Agreement Form, Copy of Passport, Copy of Visa Application Form

Simon Fraser University Graduate Admissions

The Business School Graduate Certificate program is a very popular course along with many others. International students are advised to check course requirements and deadlines carefully. The admission requirements and details are mentioned below:

Where to Apply: SFU Graduate Application

Application Fee: 79.50 CAD

Admission Requirements: Admission requirements for all PG programs are the same, except for MBA. These are mentioned below:

  • Official Transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with GPA 3.0
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Minimum 2-years of experience
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • Standardized test scores
    • For MBA Program: GMAT score required is 550 while the required GRE is 150.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Fall – February 8
Masters in Computer ScienceFall – February 8
Master of EngineeringSpring – June 14
Summer – September 15
Fall – January 15
Master of ScienceSpring – June 14
Summer – September 15
Fall – January 15
Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology CommercializationFall- August 1

The University has a selective admission process. Applicants are advised to apply prior to the deadlines to ensure a better chance of selection. The university considers the applications with an overall approach. Applications are processed in a minimum of 1-2 weeks of receiving a complete application package.

Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission

Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario
Concordia University Montreal, Quebec
OCAD University Toronto, Ontario
Saint Mary's University Halifax, Nova Scotia