Current Graduate Students

Intellectual and academic freedom, together with an open and inclusive community, are the foundations of Simon Fraser University.  In the School of Computing Science, academic and research excellence is highly valued. We encourage students to embrace risks and take bold initiatives in their academic and research pursuit.

In recent years, the School of Computing Science has ranked high internationally; among the top 50 and top 75 computer science departments in the world by the ARWU University Ranking in 2014 and 2015.  In 2015, Maclean's ranked SFU's School of Computing Science as one of the top five computer science departments in Canada.

A Message to CS Graduate Students starting in Fall 2021

We again congratulate you on admission to Computing Science at SFU.  We understand this is a time of uncertainty.  Please rest assured that we are actively working on ensuring you will be able to enroll as official students, enroll in courses, receive your promised funding, and start an outstanding graduate studies journey this Fall 2020, even if your arrival is delayed. 

For those applying for study permits, we encourage you to apply whenever the situation in your country allows.  Many helpful resources and updates can be found here:

Additionally, further questions around changes for graduate students can be found here:

Lastly, our online support system is available for any inquiries you may have about your upcoming studies: