The annual Summer Institute is just one of the many opportunities for students to learn from their peers as well as experts, and showcase their own research within the Faculty of Education. [learn more]
Department of Biological Sciences
Graduate students from the Department of Biology are part of the interdisciplinary research team that make up the Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management. [learn more]
School of Interactive Arts and Technology
The School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) at SFU is an interdisciplinary research focused school where technologists, artists, designers and theorists collaborate in innovative research and immersive study. [learn more]
School of Resource and Environmental Management
The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is widely recognized as Canada’s top graduate school in its field. [learn more]
School for the Contemporary Arts
The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MFA) program provides advanced professional training for artists in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, video and visual art. [learn more]
School of Public Policy
In its six years in existence, the School of Public Policy has become one of the foremost public policy graduate schools in the country, offering a professional degree in preparation for policy-related work. [learn more]
Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing
The Master of Publishing (MPub) program is the only program in Canada to offer a postgraduate degree in publishing, and is the country’s premier training ground for publishing professionals. [learn more]
Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
The graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology exposes students to a broad range of experimental and analytical skills in biomedical science. [learn more]
Centre for Digital Media
The Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program is an innovative, full-time professional Master’s degree in entertainment technology and digital media. [learn more]
School of Engineering Science
As the leading high-tech focused engineering program in Canada, the School of Engineering Science at SFU continues a tradition of excellence started in 1983. [learn more]
School of Criminology
SFU's School of Criminology offers research-based MA and PhD programs, and an MA in Legal Studies. [learn more]
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.
Over 5,000 post-graduate students are currently enrolled in graduate programs in our eight faculties.
Programs set their own application deadlines and some program accept applications throughout the year. Please consult the programs' websites for the final application deadline.
The Graduate Student Handbook provides useful information about the policies and procedures you will need to know as a graduate student at Simon Fraser University.
SFU FACULTY MEMBERS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
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.
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.
News and Announcements
For new graduate students: SFU offers Tri-council top-up awards valued at $5,000 per year
New program launched: The Academic English and Pre-Graduate Training Program (AEPGT) for incoming students who need to improve their English language proficiency.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE / EMPLOYMENT
Each graduate program sets its own policy on financial assistance, and applicants should contact programs directly for information. All graduate students are eligible to apply for:
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.