Student Experience

Beyond a traditional education, we offer a rich, inspiring, personal, and well-rounded student experience – all with the added flavour of the West Coast lifestyle.

Supporting your student journey

Beyond the classroom, what are you all about? Co-op and career preparation? Academic passion? Cultural, spiritual, or personal development? We’ll help make it happen.

Career and work

70% of university grads say unplanned events significantly influenced their careers. Things change — and that's OK. Let’s get ready.

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Co-op programs

Explore your career options by alternating between study terms and well-paid, résumé-boosting work terms.

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Multifaith Student Centre

Supporting the spiritual well-being of students, staff, and faculty.

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Student Life in French

Do you speak French (beaucoup or juste un petit peu)? Explore our exclusive events, bursaries and awards, mobility programs, job opportunities and more!

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Health and Counselling

Promoting a healthy campus community: clinics, counsellors, programs, events, and workshops.

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Indigenous student centre

Cultural workshops and events, tutoring, peer mentorship, and volunteer opportunities.

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Centre for Accessible Learning

Accessible learning support for students with formally diagnosed disabilities.

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Our 3 unique campuses

Founded in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant and unique campuses located in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver.

Burnaby campus

Surrey campus

Vancouver campus

Virtual campus tour

Our virtual campus tours aren’t just to show you around campus, they’re hosted by current students who will share their experiences of what SFU life is like. Get to know more about SFU from the lens of our student community! 

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 The student experience
Openness, diversity, participation
an interdisciplinary education 

Athletics and recreation

The only Canadian university whose varsity athletes compete in the NCAA, we also offer a wide range of recreational activities and one of Western Canada’s largest fitness facilities.

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Residence and Housing

People meet the friends they will have for life

SFU Residences is a growing learning community of over 2,000 students -- each with a private, single bedroom, and easy access to a dining hall. Connect with students from around the world, and get the most out of your university experience.

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West Coast living

Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is a culturally diverse metropolitan area of 1.8 million people. With a temperate climate and a lively recreational lifestyle, you could golf and ski on the same day, stroll to the beach, enjoy international cuisine, and experience world-class entertainment. Whistler ski resort is 90 minutes away.

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Ready to start your postsecondary career? Explore our wide range of bachelors degree programs, check our admission requirements, and see what your student experience could be at Canada's engaged university.

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