Please use this section to get settled, find support and take advantage of university services.
Secure your funding
There are several types of financial aid available to help you pay for your university education.
- SFU awards over $600k in private awards every year. Application deadline is generally the end of May each year.
- Find out if you're eligible for any entrance awards
- If you're a Canadian student, find out if you are eligible for TriCouncil Awards (CIHR / SSHRC / NSERC) at the master's or doctoral level
- If you're an international student, look for awards provided by your home country. If you're coming to SFU with a national award, you may be eligible for the Provost International Fellowship.
- The Government of Canada maintains a database of awards for incoming students from various countries.
- See also other databases for external awards.
Teaching and research positions
- See the list of all TA/TM/Sessional positions, which are updated by their departments.
- Check with your graduate program supervisor or grad program assistant to find out if any Research Assistant positions are available to you
- Check out other employment opportunities
Bursaries, work-study employment and loans
You must have demonstrated financial need. For more information, visit Financial Aid and Awards.
Jobs in the community
Canadian graduate students may work anywhere. International graduate students may work up to 20 hours per week at on- or off-campus jobs. See the Working On or Off Campus handout on SFU's International Services for Students handouts page.
The Graduate Studies blog is regularly updated with links to awards, scholarships, and job postings.
We also frequently mention job postings in the graduate students and postdocs semi-private private facebook group (an sfu.ca email address is required to be a member).