International Fees

Fees cohort assignment

  • Students admitted to SFU after Fall 2017 are assigned a fee cohort based on their first term of enrolment.
  • Students admitted to SFU prior to Fall 2017 may be assigned a fee cohort if their student status changes. Please see below for details.

Cohort Y002

Students currently in cohort Y002 will be moved to cohort Y003 starting Fall 2023.

Fee cohort duration

A cohort is normally in effect for five academic calendar years (September - August). See "Fee cohort changes" below for exceptions.

for example:

First Enrolled
Term at SFU
Cohort group
(Effective Fall 2023)
Cohort expires
(last year)
Fall 2017 Y003 Summer 2024
Spring 2018 Y003 Summer 2024
Summer 2018 Y003 Summer 2024
Fall 2018 Y003 Summer 2024
Spring 2019 Y003 Summer 2024
Summer 2019 Y003 Summer 2024
Fall 2019 Y003 Summer 2024
Spring 2020 Y003 Summer 2024
Summer 2020 Y003 Summer 2024
Fall 2020 Y004 Summer 2025
Spring 2021
Y004 Summer 2025
Summer 2021 Y004 Summer 2025
Fall 2021 Y005 Summer 2026
Spring 2022 Y005 Summer 2026
Summer 2022
Y005 Summer 2026
Fall 2022 Y006 Summer 2027
Spring 2023 Y006 Summer 2027
Summer 2023 Y006 Summer 2027
Fall 2023 Y007 Summer 2028
Spring 2024 Y007 Summer 2028
Summer 2024 Y007 Summer 2028

Fee cohort changes

A student's fee cohort will change if:

  1. Five academic calendar years have elapsed (September - August); or
  2. They defer their admission; or
  3. They reapply to the university after having an academic standing of Required to Withdraw; or
  4. They reapply to the university after voluntary withdrawal and completing further academic studies at a recognized post-secondary institution during the time of absence; or
  5. They complete their original program.

NOTE: Students admitted to SFU prior to Fall 2017 will be assigned a fee cohort if they meet criteria 3, 4 or 5 above.


For more information regarding exemptions from international tuition fees, please visit