Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Welcome to Simon Fraser University!  

In choosing to attend Simon Fraser University — a university which opened in 1965 with a campus that is now recognized as architecturally significant, and which grew to have campuses in downtown Vancouver and in Surrey — you are coming to a welcoming University noted for being student-centred, research-driven and community engaged.

As a graduate student at Simon Fraser University you will join a community of 5,000 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 100 countries, a global fabric that reflects SFU’s diversity. You will have the opportunity to further your intellectual development and career opportunities at a university that has a strong academic and community history and is internationally recognized and ranked as one of the top institutions in the world.

Despite this scale, every student is valued, and encouraged to excel in their chosen discipline, both on and off the campus. You will be supported academically and challenged intellectually and given every opportunity to develop and circulate your research. At the same time, we hope the SFU ethos of engaging with the world, and thinking through local contexts and knowledges inspires you. Within this global context, it is significant that SFU is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories: we are honoured to live and work on these Coast Salish lands.

Welcome to SFU. I trust you will make the most of your graduate education and make the university itself a better place.


Dr. Jeff Derksen
Dean and Associate Provost
Professor of English

Grow within your community, engage in meaningful research, create your own path with Graduate Studies at SFU.

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    The SFU Teaching and Learning Centre invites interactive and innovative proposals that demonstrate how your practice, research, or scholarly inquiry relates to the theme of Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning. Deadline: Mar 22

  • Tea Time Talk March 01, 2019
    Join the event on Mar 18 to enjoy afternoon tea while sharing with us a conversation on how SFU can foster a culture of fairness, belonging and diversity. RSVP now

  • Indigenous Events February 27, 2019
    Join the upcoming Indigenous Event on March 16 & 18.

  • Employment and Settlement Support February 27, 2019
    Drop in to learn about settling in Canada, interviews, resumes, cover letters, finding jobs, and more.