Visiting Graduate Research Students
Conducting Research at SFU for less than 120 days:
Visiting research students may come to Canada under visitor status for which a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be required, depending on the country of citizenship.
However, we encourage visiting research students to apply for a study permit if there is a possibility of extending their studies in Canada as it’s easier to do so within Canada. Alternatively, visiting research students can apply for a study permit outside of Canada if their main purpose is to enroll in courses at SFU.
Conducting research for more than 120 days:
Visiting Research Students must apply for a study permit as required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if the main purpose is to enroll in courses at SFU. Please see Study Permit Application Tips for further instructions.
If the main purpose is to conduct research and not to enroll in courses, a work permit is required for your visit and the host department should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.