International Student Advising and Programs

The International Services for Students (ISS) office offers a variety of programs, services, and supports. These include social events, workshops, and immigration and non-immigration advising at all three campuses by appointment, phone or email.

We look forward to working with you during your time at SFU.


i This website contains general information and resources related to policies, procedures, and application processes for international students.

For the latest updates and specific information on COVID-19 including impacts on immigration applications (e.g. study permits, work permits, visas), travel restrictions, work eligibility, and medical insurance, please refer to our FAQ page:

COVID-19 FAQ for International Students

Welcome Guides

Access all the information you must know as a new incoming student from international pathways. 

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Global Connections Program

Are you new to SFU? This is a peer-led program that provides the opportunity to learn about the culture of SFU while making new friends and exploring what the community has to offer. 

Membership Applications for Fall 2020 are now open

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Get SFU-Ready: New International Student Q & As

In this Q&A series, an International Student Advisor will provide a brief overview of the selected topics and give you a chance to ask any questions you have.

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Explore by Topic

Explore by topic about important information and resources tailored for students from international pathways.

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Download and print instruction guides, watch video resources, and access community resources.

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Events and Programs

We offer a number of online events and opportunities to help you safely connect with your peers.

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