Eligibility & Requirements

A position with a faculty member must be secured before applying to the chemistry graduate program.  

It is recommended that students contact faculty members directly to discuss their research interests, programs, and to confirm the availability of a position within their group as well as their ability to provide the student with financial support.

Online applications, including supporting documents must be received by:

  • October 1st for Spring term
  • February 1st for Summer term
  • June 1st for Fall term

In addition to meeting Simon Fraser University's general admission requirements, graduate students applying to the Department of Chemistry must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Students looking to enter the MSc program must have completed a BSc degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.33 (B) or better and provide evidence of ability to carry out advanced studies.
  • Students looking to enter the PhD program should have MSc degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution with at minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.33.  In special circumstances, exceptionally able students with first-class BSc degrees may be admitted directly to the PhD program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5/4.33.  Evidence is required to demonstrate that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research (i.e. a copy of your BSc/MSc thesis, particulars about research work over the past 18 months, who you have been affiliated with, copies of research reports or papers authored or co-authored).
  • The standard grade system used by SFU is 4.33 = A+.
  • For information regarding international minimum equivalent qualifications and academic standing, and required credential, click here.

MSc Program

Learn more about the Chemistry MSc Program, including program requirements, program length, and other essential information, in the Academic Calendar.

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PhD Program

Learn more about the Chemistry PhD Program, including program requirements, program length, and other essential information, in the Academic Calendar.

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International Students

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