Visiting Graduate Research Students

Visas

If you have been officially accepted as a visiting research student at SFU, in most cases, you should apply for a study permit (study permits also allow you to work & do research on campus as long as you are enrolled full-time at SFU).  

Documents Required From SFU

  • After your complete visiting research student application has been submitted by the department inviting you, you will receive an Offer of Admission  letter from the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows. This will be sent electronically, followed up with a hard copy by mail. Both are considered official and can be used to apply for your study permit. The second page of the Offer of Admission  letter is a study permit information form, which will indicate the length of your visit.