University degree pathway

Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture Program (ELC) assists you in transitioning successfully into an undergraduate or graduate degree program. For more detailed information, please visit Fraser International College


Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture (ELC) Program and Fraser International College (FIC) are now issuing a single joint letter of offer so that you can move directly from ELC into the University Transfer Program at FIC, and then into the second year of an undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University.

This ELC to FIC pathway program is a full-time, 16-week English program. During ELC, you will take the IELTS to see whether you're ready to enter FIC. Students must have an IELTS score of 4.5 to be admitted to the ELC-FIC Pathway Program. You are guaranteed entry to year two at SFU after you finish at Fraser International College with the GPA specified in your letter of offer.

ELC specializes in English language training and academic preparation. Classes, which are small and highly interactive, focus on helping you improve the academic and English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills you need for university. 

  • ELC offers six intakes per year, providing international students with more options for their study and travel plans.
  • You will study at Simon Fraser University's downtown Vancouver campus for the initial part of the pathway program, then transfer to SFU's Burnaby campus when you enter FIC.
  • ELC-FIC pathway program costs $7,445 (16 weeks ELC tuition $6,900 + $250 non-refundable application fee + IELTS test fee $295).

> Download an application form

For more detailed information about entry requirements, fees and policies, please visit Fraser International College.