Why Dual Degree Program
China awaits you. Want to be part of an amazing experience?
Our School of Computing Science offers both undergraduate and graduate programs uniquely developed by SFU and Zhejiang University (浙江大学) in Hangzhou, China. These programs offer an opportunity to acquire two degrees (at Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level, respectively) from two institutions with reputations of excellence, while gaining a life-enriching international experience.
Why Study Computing Science in China?
In the world of technology and global business, it makes far better sense for a company to hire a candidate who speaks more than one language over one who does not. Mandarin is the most widely spoken first language on the planet, and with China's increasing importance in the global market, a working knowledge of Mandarin is an essential business asset. Graduating with two degrees in Computing Science, as well as an inherent understanding of Chinese culture, you will have the perfect skill set for becoming a leading light in the global technology marketplace.
Why choose the SFU-Zhejiang University Dual Degree Program?
The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) offers a unique Dual Degree program with Zhejiang University (ZJU) that allows you to live and study in China while earning two degrees – one from each university. The program is conducted at both universities with students spending approximately two years in China, allowing ample time to become fully accustomed to the Chinese culture and language.
Named after a coastal province in East China, Zhejiang University is consistently ranked as one of the top 3 universities in China and has a reputation as the “Cambridge of the East”. It is located in the city of Hangzhou, which was described by Marco Polo as “paradise on earth”, and attracts many local and international tourists each year.
The Dual Degree Program includes an intensive Chinese language component. This specialized training will fully prepare you for study in a Chinese language environment; no prior knowledge of Chinese is required.