Academic requirements per country
Grow within your community, engage in meaningful research, create your own path with Graduate Studies at SFU.
- 30% of the graduate student population is international
- In the science and technology areas, the number is even higher with 40-60%
- Graduate students come from over 100 countries
- Top 4 countries where international graduate students come from: China, India, Iran, United States
SFU's International Rankings
Applying to graduate school
International students pay the same fees as domestic students in most graduate programs (Masters, Doctoral, Graduate Diploma). See fee chart for details.
Study and work permits
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.
Please contact International Services for Students with your questions regarding study permits. They also provide important information regarding immigration documents, health insurance, finding housing, and planning your arrival.