Fees and scholarships

Fees and Tuition

Estimated tuition and expenses for one academic year (10 courses over two terms). Based on 2020/21 typical program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Cost Canadian International
Tuition and fees (includes public transit pass) $6,950 $31,460
Textbooks and supplies $2,350 $2,350
Single residence room with meal plan $11,105 $11,105
Medical insurance $255 $850
Total (CDN$) $20,615 $45,765

These costs are estimates and will vary depending on a student’s course enrollment, program of study, and other variables related to their personal circumstances. See more about fees and tuition.

Scholarships for high school applicants

The SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship


If you’re a current high school student who demonstrates excellence in academic and extracurricular activities, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

It is available to both domestic and international students admitted for the fall term to any undergraduate degree.

Academic Requirements: Scholarship eligibility is based on grades in the 90% range in List A and B courses of your selected program or a minimum of 31 International Baccalaureate points.

Value: From $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees

Further funding, in the form of a living allowance, may be offered to support exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need

In addition to the funding, the program includes supports, such as:

  • welcome sessions
  • dedicated academic advising
  • mentorship

You must submit an application to be considered for an entrance scholarship.

Applications open

October 1, 2021

Application deadline

The Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship application deadline has been extended to Monday, December 20, 11:59PM PT.


Once you are a student at SFU there are various other types of financial resources and support available. See below for more information, otherwise you can speak with our financial aid advisors or talk to us during our webinars.

Scholarships: Recognizing outstanding academic achievement.

Awards: Generally acknowledging outstanding achievements or contributions to the community.

Bursaries: Awarded on the basis of a demonstrated financial need.

Work-Study: Providing work opportunities for continuing students which are paid, part-time, and on-campus.

Government Student Loans and Grants: (Full-time or part-time students) BC and non-BC residents enrolled in eligible programs can apply to a variety of government assistance, student loans and grants. International students are not eligible for Canadian government student loans and grants. US Citizens may be eligible for US government student loans.

Former Youth in Care –Tuition Waiver Programs: Students who are living or have previously lived as a youth in care in BC may qualify for financial support to cover some of the costs of their education.

Learn more about other programs administered outside of SFU.