British-patterned education (A levels and GCSEs)

 Admission requirements

Students completing their GCSEs and A-levels will be considered for admission on a combination of factors including a minimum of 3 A-level courses, or a combination of 2 A-level courses and 2 AS level courses, with all courses in different subject areas.

 General requirements

  • English language admission requirements. GCSE O-Level English (or GCSE English Language B) with a minimum grade of C can be used to meet the English Language Admission Requirement
  • Quantitative and analytical skills requirement
    • All applicants must demonstrate competence in Quantitative and Analytical skills.
    • You need a minimum of a C- grade in Pure Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics on the GCE Ordinary “O” Level Examinations, or a minimum of a D grade in Advanced “A” Level (or AS Level) Examinations for admission.
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or Cambridge Pre-University Diploma
    • Transfer credit may be awarded for completed academic A-Level subjects (no credit for AS-Level subjects)
    • Admission average calculated on a minimum of three A-Level subjects, or two A-levels and two AS-Level subjects (all of which must be in different subject areas). All A and AS-Level courses used for admission must be in academic subject areas
    • Submit certified true copies of final GCSE results and predicted A-level results

 Faculty/Program-specific prerequisites

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Computing Science, Geographic Information Science, Software Systems:

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math
  • One of A/AS level Biology/Chemistry/Physics

SFU-Zhejiang University Dual Degree Program:

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math
  • One of A/AS level Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • A statement of interest is also required

Engineering Science, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering*

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math
  • A/AS level Chemistry
  • A/AS level Physics

*Applicants to the Sustainable Energy Engineering program are required to complete a Supplemental Application.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Anthropology; Archaeology; Asia-Canada; Cognitive Science; Criminology; Economics; English; Explorations; First Nations; French; French Cohort; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; Gerontology; Hellenic Studies; History; Humanities; International Studies; Labour Studies; Languages; Latin American Studies; Linguistics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; World Literature

  • Must meet general requirements - no additional faculty/program course prerequisites

Beedie School of Business

Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management

  • A/AS level Math  or A/AS level Further Math

For secondary school applicants, admission to SFU Business Administration programs will be based on a combination of a student’s academic performance and an assessment of their broad based supplemental application. For details, please see the Beedie School of Business website.

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

Communication

  • Must meet general requirements - no additional faculty/program course prerequisites

Contemporary Arts

Interactive Arts and Technology

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math

Faculty of Education

Bachelor of General Studies

  • Must meet general requirements - no additional faculty/program course prerequisites

Faculty of Environment

Archaeology, Geography, Geography - Environmental Specialty

  • Must meet general requirements - no additional faculty/program course prerequisites

Environmental Science, Geographic Information Science, Physical Geography

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math
  • Two A/AS level Biology/Chemistry/Physics

Bachelor of Environment - Resource and Environmental Management, Global Environmental Systems

  • Must meet general requirements - no additional faculty/program course prerequisites

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

  • Must meet general requirements - no additional faculty/program course prerequisites

Bachelor of Science

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math

Faculty of Science

Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Chemistry, Data Science, Earth Sciences, General Science, Management and Systems Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Physics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

  • A/AS level Math or A/AS level Further Math
  • Two of A/AS level Biology/Chemistry/Physics