Learn how to apply to the SIAT graduate program.

Admission to the Graduate Program

Applications for our September 2022 intake are now closed and we are no longer accepting new applications. All required supplemental material will be due by March 15, 2022, see the SIAT document checklist for information about the supplemental material requirements. The admission committee review of completed applications will begin in February 2022 on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified via email once an admission decision has been made.

We are unable to provide application status updates.  Notification will be sent to the email address provided in your application form. If your email address has changed, please update your information online and notify us via email at

Our next intake will be for September 2023 and the application period for that will begin in late Fall 2022, please check this website closer to that time for more exact dates.

Project Based Master's Program Information

For our Master of Arts and Master of Science we are piloting a project-based completion option for the September 2022 intake and applicants will need to choose which completion option (project-based or thesis-based) they are applying to when applying to our Master's degrees. Please explicitly state in the Research Interests section of your application and in your Letter of Intent that you are applying to the Project Based Completion option.

The video below explains the differences between the two completion options and more information can be found about these options on our Graduate Degrees page as well as on our Graduate Coursework page. 

We will be accepting a small cohort of project based students in addition to our cohort of research based students and students cannot switch between the two completion options once admitted so we encourage you to review the information about these options prior to applying. Please direct any queries about our completion options for our Master’s degrees to

Applying to SIAT

The SIAT graduate application and admission process is accessed through an online admission system and all materials are to be submitted through this system. Before applying to the program, you should review the following links to ensure you have the required knowledge and documentation for a successful application.

  1. Review the SFU Graduate Admissions requirements
  2. Review SIAT's document requirements checklist
  3. Review the SIAT Research Faculty listing to determine who might be a good fit for you research interest
  4. Apply to SFU through the online application system
  5. Upload required documents to the online application system

You must upload all required documents into your application including your unofficial transcript. Document upload is not available until after you have submitted your application form and paid the requisite fee.

The only hard copy document to be submitted is your official transcript(s) from your previous post secondary institution(s) and official English Language score results if these cannot be transmitted electronically by the testing centre. These official documents must be submitted directly to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office.

Please note the following

  • Your name must be written on all documentation
  • The application fee must be paid to make the application active
  • SIAT offers one intake per annum - fall semester only - however, exceptional doctoral students will be considered throughout the year.
  • The Admissions Committee may, in its sole and absolute discretion, deny admission to any applicant notwithstanding that the applicant meets the minimum standard entrance requirements.
Outstanding PhD students being considered outside of the fall intake are considered 'out-of-cycle' applications. These applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to be considered as an out-of-cycle applicant you must first consult with research faculty to identify a match and senior supervisor.

Address and contact for graduate applications

School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Graduate Admissions
Simon Fraser University
250 - 13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3T 0A3