SFU Established: 1965

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university located in the city of Burnaby, in British Columbia, Canada. Named after the Scottish explorer, Simon Fraser, the university opened its doors in 1965 to 2,500 students.

  • 30,000-34,999
    Total Students
  • 29%
    International Students
  • CAD 10,826
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 27.6
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

University Rankings

  • Maclean's
    1
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Overview

Simon Fraser University - Engaging the World - We have the grads with the ability, optimism and research to shape a future that fits the planet and embraces all peoples.

We are an open, inclusive university whose foundation is intellectual and academic freedom. Our scholarship unites teaching and research: we celebrate discovery, diversity and dialogue. Our students and communities can expect teaching that is personal and learning opportunities that are lifelong.

Home to three separate campuses, all in the Greater Vancouver area, the university’s main campus was designed by Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, and lies at the top of Burnaby Mountain.

The university offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, computing science, business, education, health sciences, environmental studies and humanities, across eight faculties.

Internationalisation is an integral aspect of SFU’s culture and the university offers a number of student exchange programmes with partner universities in Europe, Australia, the US, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan and more.

We champion the liberal arts and sciences and pioneering interdisciplinary and professional programs. We are a university where risks can be taken and bold initiatives embraced.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 87% Students
  • CAD 2,770 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 12,125 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 13% Students
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Programs / Degrees at Simon Fraser University

Majors

  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Art, Performance and Cinema Studies
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Biological Physics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Physiology
  • Business
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computing Science
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering Science
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Film
  • First Nations Studies
  • French
  • French Cohort Program
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
  • General Studies in Education
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geography - Environmental Specialty
  • Global Environmental Systems
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interactive Arts and Technology
  • International Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronic Systems Engineering
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Music
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Resource and Environmental Management
  • Sociology
  • Software Systems
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art
  • World Literature

Minors

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art, Performance and Cinema Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Physiology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer and Electronics Design
  • Computing Science
  • Counselling and Human Development
  • Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Development and Sustainability
  • Dialogue
  • Early Learning
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Film
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • First Nations Studies
  • French
  • French Education
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interactive Arts and Technology
  • International Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Labour Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Learning and Developmental Disabilities
  • Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Nuclear Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Police Studies
  • Political Science
  • Print and Digital Publishing
  • Psychology
  • Resource and Environmental Management
  • Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Secondary Teaching
  • Sociology
  • World Literature

Options / Concentrations

  • Accounting (Business)
  • Applied Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Design
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Environmental Earth Systems
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Environmetrics
  • Finance
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interactive Systems
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media Arts
  • Media and Culture
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Operations Management
  • Political Economy and Policy
  • Population and Public Health
  • Social Inequities and Health
  • Social and Health Policy Sciences
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology and Society
  • Water Science

Certificates

  • African Studies
  • Business Analytics and Decision Making
  • Business Technology Management
  • Chinese Studies
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability
  • Correctional Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic and Intercultural Relations
  • Family Studies
  • First Nations Language Proficiency
  • First Nations Studies
  • Forensic Studies
  • French Language Proficiency
  • French and Education
  • Genomics
  • German Studies
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hellenic Studies
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Experiential Learning
  • Italian Studies
  • Labour Studies
  • Languages
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies (CLA)
  • Linguistics of Speech Science
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Occupational Ergonomics
  • Performance Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Police Studies
  • Professional Practices
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Spanish Language
  • Spatial Information Systems
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Teaching ESL Linguistics
  • Urban Studies
  • Writing and Rhetoric

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 7.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 88
  • TOEFL (Masters) 93

Academic Life

  • 54 : 46
    Female male ratio
  • Trimesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • over 5,000
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Religious affiliation
    None

Scholarships

If you’re a current high school student who demonstrates excellence in academic and extracurricular activities, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

It is available to both domestic and international students admitted for the fall term to any undergraduate degree.

Academic requirements: 90% admission average (or 31 IB points)

Value: From $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and fees

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