Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Please note: Students do not apply for these awards directly.

The Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) is a one-year award normally valued at between $2,000 and $10,000. It is intended primarily as a means of recruiting outstanding applicants for admission who are considering other institutions.

The student must be nominated for the SGES by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted.

Terms of Reference

  1. The Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) is a one or two-term award normally valued at between $2,000 and $10,000.
  2. It is intended as a means of recruiting to this University, outstanding applicants for admission who are considering other institutions.
  3. The student must be NOMINATED for the SGES by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted based upon evidence that the student is outstanding as indicated by postsecondary transcripts, letters of reference, previous awards, scholarly activity, and indication that the student is entertaining other offers.
  4. To be eligible to hold the SGES, the candidate must be registered as a full-time graduate student in a Master’s or Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the successful candidate must be taking at least six
    credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register “on-leave” during tenure of this award, a deferment of the scholarship must be requested in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  5. SGES recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU subject to our graduate general funding policies.
  6. SGES recipients may accept scholarship support from external sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds). Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  7. Nominations will be accepted at any time up to June 30.
  8. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies.

Revised: December 2011

At a Glance

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Eligibility: outstanding applicants for admission who are considering other institutions
Amount: $2,000 - $10,000 CDN
Tenure: 1 year

Other Major Entrance Scholarships