SFU has a highly diverse community, with both faculty and graduate students from around the world. International students comprise about 28% of the graduate student population as a whole and 40–60% in science and technology areas.

The largest numbers of our graduate students come to SFU from China, India, Iran, and the United States, but we have students from over 100 countries. (Want to know more? See our engagement map)

In most programs at Simon Fraser University, international students pay the same fees as domestic students for graduate programs (Masters, Doctoral, Graduate Diploma). See fee chart for details.

Application Process

The graduate school application process is the same for domestic and US/international students. If you have obtained a previous degree abroad, please check the admission requirements by country. You must demonstrate command of English sufficient to pursue graduate studies in the chosen field if English is not your primary language.

If you have questions about your admission qualifications, please contact your target department of enrollment directly.

Different graduate programs have different application deadlines. Please check the target graduate program page for deadlines. 

International applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to ensure adequate time to obtain study permits and make travel arrangements. In some countries, it can take months to obtain a study permit, especially if a medical exam is required. Any questions about study permits should be directed to the International Advisors at International Services for Students.