How to Apply
Application period / Deadline
School Decision Deadline
May 1st – June 14th
August 1st – September 15th
October 16th – January 15th
Applications are only considered for the semester to which they apply, and will not be carried over. If your application is unsuccessful and you wish to reapply, you will have to commence a new application, repay the application fee and resubmit all supporting documentation. At the close of the application period, your existing application is finalized and cannot be revised with new information, documents, or updates; no new information, documents, or updates will be accepted by email or mail.
*Decision deadline date can be indefinite depending on the volume of applications received. The deadline will move to the next work day if it falls on a statutory holiday or weekend.
About the Transcripts
- We do not require copies of degree parchments or certificates. A parchment would only be required if your official transcript does not show the date and title of your credential.
- Transcripts must be in English and/or French, or must be fully bilingual including one of these languages (all words and notations must be in French or English, in addition to any other language).
- For transcripts not in English or French, an official translation must be supplied. An official translator must include, as part of their translation, a declaration that they received an official, sealed copy of the transcripts that they then proceeded to translate.
We do not require any official transcripts at the time of application, all documents should be uploaded into your application.
If offered admission to the program, please arrange for your official transcripts to be mailed to:
Graduate Studies (GS)
Maggie Benston Student Services Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6
Electronic transcripts must be sent via a secure delivery service (such as Parchment) directly from the official institution to: firstname.lastname@example.org
See more on GS website.
After you have input your referee's emails, the system will automatically send a request to your referees for references. They should upload the reference by follwoing the instructions from the system generated email. If your referees face problems in submitting their references, you have a few options to send in the reference to us:
- Referees can use their free email, but when they send in your reference, they have to use a letterhead.
- Referees can email their reference letter to email@example.com. The department can upload on behalf of your referee. Please note when sending in their reference letter this way, to include who they are, who is the applicant, and ensure the email they're using is the same email as the one on the application.
- Or alternatively, consider a different referee to be your reference
REVIEW THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please ensure you have met the SFU and School of Engineering Science admission requirements.
IDENTIFY A SUPERVISOR (MASc and PhD only)
MASc and PhD graduate students are required to have identified a supervisor who has agreed to oversee the student’s research during their degree. You are not required to secure a supervisor before submitting your online application, but it is required for your admission. Please click here for a list of supervisors.
SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
Please submit your application using SFU’s online application system or goGrad. Note that MASc and PhD applicants must declare their research interests, while MEng applicants' research interests are for reference only. There are no concentration options for MEng program.
PAY YOUR NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
We cannot access your online application until you submit your non-refundable application fee. You can upload supporting documentation once you have completed the this part of your application.
SUBMIT YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
It is your responsibility to submit all supporting documents through the online system (refer to step 3), ensuring they are complete and legible. Complete the documents upload at least one week prior to the application deadline to avoid delays and ensure your references have time to submit their reports. Your referees should have received a link to upload their references for you through the online system.
All the documents should be submitted and received by the School before the application period closes; this includes English test results and reference letters from referees. Two weeks after the application period has closed, applications with missing mandatory document(s) are considered incomplete. Both incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed by the admission committee.
If you have questions about sending your English test results, please refer to this page or submit a ticket to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Due to volume of applications received, we will not confirm receipt of documents. You can refer to the online system's document checklist to confirm your documents submission status, including the references and English test results.
SUBMIT SEALED OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO SFU
You will be contacted if you are being recommended for admission by the School of Engineering Science. After you have received your offer of admission, you need to submit transcripts for any post-secondary institutions (except SFU) you have attended. Transcripts must be official documents, sealed, and sent directly to Simon Fraser University (physically or electronically) by the institution of issue. For physical transcripts, do not open the envelope — if you open it, it is no longer official.
More details and mailing addresses about submitting official transcripts can be found here.