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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - [SFU], BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

Burnaby, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1965Established Year
  37500Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Communication)

 2 years
 full time
  English

$ 8,940 

1st Year
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Program Description

The Graduate Programs in the School of Communication offer an exciting and dynamic environment in which to study. We draw our student population from around the world, a fact that testifies to both the importance of advanced research in communication studies and to the international reputation Simon Fraser University enjoys in the field of communication. Our programs feature energetic and enthusiastic faculty dedicated to the development of global citizens who will put their education to work in progressive, meaningful causes. The School is committed to providing a varied and relevant curriculum; diligent mentorship and supervision; and myriad opportunities for dialogue, the sharing of research interests, and professional development.The School has an enviable record of seeing its MA and PhD graduates find positions in universities, colleges, research institutes, government, and the private sector. Our graduate students are engaged in critical, cutting-edge research in fields ranging from cultural studies, to political economy, to science and technology studies. Indeed, the breadth of scholarship that characterizes the School's graduate programs is one of the hallmarks of the our reputation for excellence on an international scale ?? a reputation that continues to grow as the School negotiates the many innovative directions in which our students are constantly moving. We are in every sense committed to the principles of teaching excellence; the imperative for a nuanced, critical analysis of contemporary culture; and the fostering of an intellectual climate in which our students can realize their full intellectual potential.


Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 19,374 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Spring (Deadline - Jul 31)
Program Urlhttp://www.sfu.ca/communication/graduate.html

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • All post-secondary transcripts: Students have to submit all official documents containing student’s grades. Thus, post-secondary transcripts refer to undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, or other higher education transcripts.
  • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • A Credential evaluation report from WES Canada or ICES: If students have credentials from an institution outside of Canada or the United States, they must submit a credential evaluation report from WES Canada (course-by-course report) or ICES (comprehensive report).
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Spring
Jul 31


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$8940$8940
Health insurance$562$562
Others$185$185
Total$9687$9687

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 4,306
Food$ 2,335

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA is required to study in Canada which allows to work and do research on-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
    • Valid Passport
    • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Work-Study is available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students will be awarded 140 Work-Study hours for a term. The hourly rate of pay is $15.20 per hour. It is possible to work on-campus with a work permit if the student meets the following requirements:

  • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating Students may work on campus.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student.

Off-Campus: Students are eligible to work off-campus and may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks. Students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit if they meet the following requirements:

  • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating students may work off-campus.
  • Enrolled in a program of 6 months or more that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student.


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