SFU Graduate Studies: Future Students
Simon Fraser University offers an excellent environment for research and graduate studies. The institution is home to a variety of world-class research facilities, innovative programs, and world-renowned scholars.
News and Announcements
For new graduate students: SFU offers Tri-council top-up awards valued at $5,000 per year
Departmental and faculty graduate programs set their own deadlines for applications and for consideration for graduate fellowship awards. Some programs accept applications throughout the year.
In addition, some departments have separate entrance awards with very early application deadlines.
Please consult the website of your destination program for its application deadlines, as well as deadlines for entrance awards.
Find a Supervisor
A key part of your graduate experience is your relationship with your supervisor. Please see our advice on how to find a supervisor for your research.
Major Entrance Scholarship Competition
SFU has a very limited number of major entrance scholarships for exceptional students.
If you wish to be nominated for an entrance scholarship, submit your admission application to your intended department by January 15.
Other Entrance Awards
Some departments and Faculties have earlier deadlines in December for their own entrance awards. Please consult with the graduate program assistant in your destination department as early as possible.
Financial Assistance and Employment
Each graduate program sets its own policy on financial assistance, and applicants should contact programs directly for information. See:
Some graduate programs also have co-op work options.
International students' spouses or common-law partners may apply for Canadian work permits: See full guide.