Get SFU-Ready: New International Student Q & A


Are you ready to be an SFU student in May? How prepared are you for your transition?

As a new international student for Summer 2021, you will be starting your SFU journey during unprecedented times. In addition to preparing for a new academic environment, you are navigating the complexities of Canadian immigration regulations, medical insurance requirements, and more -- and you may even be doing these tasks without leaving home. No matter where you are in the world, or in your academic career, we are excited to welcome you to our SFU community and support you in your transition. 

Our goal is to ensure you have what you need to make informed decisions about your studies in Canada and at SFU even before they begin, and to give you an opportunity to get your questions answered.

We hope you will join us for this Q&A, where an International Student Advisor will provide a brief overview of key topics for new international students and give you a chance to ask any questions you still have.


This live session will be offered in an online space to connect with students across the globe. 

To participate in this session, you will need to register, have access to internet, and a working computer. Registered participants will be provided a link in advance via email to access the online space.

This live session will be offered via the online platform Zoom. Please note that while this is intended for the SFU community, by nature of this event being hosted on a public website, others may end up joining in and we cannot assure privacy. By clicking on the link and joining, you acknowledge that you are participating in a public online event. Upon entering the online space, please mute your microphone and turn off your camera. You may choose to turn these on during the Q&A portion of the session.

For any questions regarding this session, please contact


Get SFU-Ready: New International Undergraduate Student Q&A

This session is for new international undergraduate students who will begin their studies at SFU in Summer 2021. This includes students coming to SFU from outside Canada, transferring to SFU from FIC or another Canadian post-secondary institution, and coming to SFU from a Canadian high school.

The topics covered in this session will include:

  • Immigration (study permits and visas)
  • Travel restrictions
  • Enrollment requirements and work eligibility*
  • Medical insurance and supports (, BC MSP, SFSS Health and Dental Plan, and Health & Counselling Services)

*This session covers enrollment requirements as they relate to study permit conditions and work eligibility only. For course planning advice, please contact an Academic Advisor.

Session Time & Format:

Monday, March 22, 2021, 8:00 am - 9:30 am PST

  • A brief overview of immigration and travel restrictions by an International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialists
  • A brief overview of medical insurance and supports by an International Student Advisor and representatives from SFU Health and Counselling and StudentCare.
  • Q&A session in breakout rooms

In preparation for this live Q&A session, we strongly encourage you to review the following resources prior to the session:

Have you missed the session?

Not to worry. We have the recording of the presentation and you will be able to access it below.

Have questions?

For any case-specific enquiries, please do not hesitate to connect with us.