Fall 2021 Intake - Information for Applicants & Admitted Graduate Students

We are carefully monitoring the rapidly changing global situation regarding Covid-19 and we remain committed to ensuring that all our incoming students can enroll to the Professional Master’s Program for the coming academic year. Please see this page for updates as the situation unfolds.

PMP courses will be taught on campus for the Fall 2021 term (September - December, 2021)

I have applied to the Professional Master’s Program but have not received an admission decision yet. When will I hear back from you?

We remain committed to making admissions decisions as per our regular timeline. All offers of admission for Fall 2021 program have been made. 

How will I receive my official admission decision?

Your official admissions decision and acceptance offer will be sent to you via the email address you provided on your application. For students who need to apply for a study permit, your offer of admission letter will include a supplement for your study/work permit application.

I have been admitted to the Professional Master’s Program, are classes for this program going to start in Fall 2021? What contingency plans does the School have in place in case of travel ban?

We are committed to ensuring that all our incoming students can enroll for the program in the Fall 2021 term. Classes for the Fall 2021 term will be offered in-person.

I have been accepted to the program and my offer letter states that I must submit my official transcripts to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office at SFU. Can I get an extension if my school is currently closed?

If possible, we would prefer to receive your academic records by July 1st so that we have time to process them. If this is not possible due to the pandemic, please contact the Graduate Studies office to request an extension. Either way, please make sure your academic records are in line with our requirements.

I have been accepted to the Professional Master’s Program. However, my current studies are delayed by the pandemic, and I am worried I will not graduate as planned.

If you have not received your diploma by the time you start classes at SFU, you will need to submit official evidence from your institution certifying that you have completed your studies. If possible, the document should also include the expected date of receiving your diploma.

Can I extend my admission deposit payment deadline?

In order to secure your seat, we ask that you pay the admission deposit as soon as possible (and by the date stated on your offer of admission). In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be flexible about refunding admission deposits for those students who are unable to attend the program as a direct result of the pandemic.

Please open a ticket at https://supportpal.cs.sfu.ca to request an extension for your admission deposit if you require one.

I have been accepted to the program. Can I request a deferral?

Yes, if you are unable to start your studies as a direct result of the pandemic (e.g. visa delay, consulate closure or travel bans), you may submit a request for deferral to the Fall 2022 intake to the Academic Program Coordinator. Your request will be reviewed by the Program Director and a decision will be provided.

  Please note for deferral requests to be processed, you must pay your admission deposit.

If I am unable to start my studies, will my admission deposit be refunded?

If you are unable to start your studies for the Fall 2021 term as a direct result of the pandemic (visa delay, consulate closure, travel bans, etc.), your admission deposit will be fully refunded. Please note we may ask for supporting documents to process this request.

This only applies to students who are recently admitted to the Fall 2021 program and does not include students who deferred their admission from the Fall 2020 program.

 I am from a country deeply affected by the pandemic. Will you reject my enrollment based on my country of residence?

We are carefully following updates and recommendations provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. You should also monitor the situation in your home country and check with the local Visa Application Centre (VACs). You can continue to apply for your study permit online. We are committed to ensuring that all incoming students can enroll for the Fall 2021 term and we will keep you updated regularly by email and our website.

I have concerns about how study permit applications will be affected. What should I do?

Please check the updates posted on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s page for more information. If you cannot secure a study permit prior to September, you may request a deferral to Fall 2022 or refund of admission deposit.

Who can I contact at SFU with my study permit related inquiries?

Contact an International Student Advisor through the channels listed here. Please see here for helpful resources and guides created by the International Student Advising and Programs unit at SFU.

When are my tuition and ancillary fees due for the Fall 2021 term?

Please see this page for important dates and deadlines for the Fall 2021 pertaining to graduate students.

*Date may be subject to change as mentioned on the Graduate Studies' website.