Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University is the second largest university in BC. Its main campus is on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby. Simon Fraser University also has two additional campuses - The Harbour Centre Campus in downtown Vancouver and the Surrey Campus in the Fraser Valley. Each of these campuses offers easier access for individuals working or living in Vancouver's downtown core or in the Fraser Valley. SFU offers a wide range of studies in, for example: Arts, Sciences, Fine and Performing Arts, Kinesiology, Education, Business, Engineering and Computer Science. Its newest additions include Interactive Arts and Technology programs.
FACILITY/SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: The Burnaby Campus houses student housing, a pool and two gyms, an art gallery and theatre and a student-operated radio station. The Harbour Centre and Surrey Campuses are directly on the Sky Train route. Services for students include: intramural sports and fitness programs; computer labs, a full range of health, personal and career counselling services; child care services; a (free) legal advice clinic; an ecumenical chaplaincy; a student employment centre; and a Student Society-operated pub and coffee house.
General Admission Requirements (All Students)
In addition to program-specific admission requirements, you should also be aware of the following general admission requirements for SFU. These requirements include:
English Language Requirements
One of the following (minimum scores):
- Completion of the last three (3) years of full time secondary school education in English in Canada with a grade of 70% or a "C" in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples or their equivalents
- Completion of the last three (3) years of full time secondary school education in English in a country in which English is the principle language of instruction, with a grade of 70% or a "C" in senior level English
- Completion of the last four (4) years of full-time secondary school education in English at a recognized international school in a country in which the principal language of instruction is not English, with a grade of 70% in senior level English
- Completion of IB Diploma Program including English A (HL/SL) or English Literature and Performance (SL) with a minimum grade of 3
- A three unit transferable English (ENGL) course or certified writing intensive course with a minimum C- grade
- An IELTS Academic overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than a 6.0
- A TOEFL iBT overall score of 88 or better with a minimum 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, and reading)
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, and a minimum score of 60 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.
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BC Secondary School (or equivalent)
BC Secondary School graduates who wish to be considered for admission to SFU must meet both general requirements and program-specific requirements.
Check admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates at the BC or YK page
Out-of-Province Secondary School graduates who wish to be considered for admission to SFU must meet both general requirements and program-specific requirements.
Admission requirements for out-of-province secondary school graduates are detailed at the SFU Admissions website .
BC Transfer Student
You can be considered for admission as a BC Transfer Student if you have completed between 24 to 60 credits of course work. SFU provides information for students transferring from BC colleges, other Canadian universities, and institutions of applied arts and technology. For complete details, please click on the Transfer Credit page.
Out-of-Province Transfer Student
You can be considered for admission as an Out-of-Province Transfer Student if you have completed between 24 to 60 credits of course work.
For complete details, please click on the Transfer Credit page. You may then select the Canadian colleges or Canadian universities or Visiting student sub-tabs.
You may be given consideration as a mature student if you are at least 23 years old, are a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident, and have attempted less than 24 units of transferable course work.
For complete details on mature student admission, please visit the Mature Student information page.
Other Student (including Special Consideration)
For information on other student admission categories, please check Diverse Qualifications.
This category includes information on the following:
- Indigenous students
- Graduate Students
- Students with Disabilities
- Diverse Qualifications
- Mature Students
- Degree Holders
- Senior Citizen Applicants
- Adult Graduation Diploma
- English Bridge Program
- Early Entry
- Irregular Admission (Faculty of Education)
- Concurrent Studies
- Calculus Examination Certificate
- Independent Schools
How to Apply
For application advice to SFU please click here.