Funding

Tuition Fees

International students pay the same fees as domestic students for graduate programs. Fees are subject to change, subject to provincial legislation, and subject to board of governor’s approval. Typical costs for domestic and international graduate students are estimated here. Normal degree completion times for MASc and Ph.D. are 2-3 years, and 3-5 years, respectively.

Individual faculty members support students as research assistants, paid from research grants. Intending applicants may contact potential supervisors to ascertain the possibility of such support.

There is a limited amount of funding through teaching assistantship positions, scholarships, and graduate fellowships. However, these are based on competition and not guaranteed.

Graduate Student Funding Policy

Policy is available here.

External Scholarship Holders

Applicants who hold major external scholarships may be eligible for a top-up from SFU and/or from their supervisor. Students are expected to apply for all available sources of funding (internal and external) for which they are eligible.