Resources for Graduate Students



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Please note that in order to apply for a Teaching Assistant position or a Research Assistant position, you must have both:

  • Canadian Bank Account
  • Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Once you have arrived to Canada and obtained both the above, you are then eligible to apply for a TA and/or RA.

Important Resources You Should Know

We understand that being a graduate student can be exciting and at the same time stressful. Here are some important resources we think would be helpful while you complete your Master’s or PhD degree!

Program-Specific Information

Visit your school's website for information specific to your degree program:

School of Computing Science

For information about computing science thesis and course-based programs, graduate dual degree program, and professional master of science program.

School of Engineering Science

For information about engineering science MASc, MEng and PhD programs.

School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

For information about mechatronics systems engineering MASc and PhD programs.

School of Sustainable Energy Engineering

For information about sustainable energy engineering MASc and PhD programs.

SFU Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

For more information about your role as an SFU graduate student, and the resources available to you, visit the website for the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

SFU’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) oversees all graduate matters such as admissions, defences, awards and scholarships. They also provide support to faculties and schools when required.

Graduate student

For Indigenous graduate

For international

Contact Information and Advising

Contact your graduate program team with questions or to book an advising appointment:

Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dean’s Office

All Graduate Programs within FAS, Prospective and Current Student Enquiries Advising
Book an appointment:

School of Computing Science

Thesis/Course-Based Programs
Book an appointment:

Graduate Dual Degree
Book an appointment:

Professional Master of Science Program (PMP)
Book an appointment:

School of Engineering Science

MASc, MEng and PhD Programs
Book an appointment:

School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

MASc and PhD Programs
Book an appointment:

School of Sustainable Energy Engineering

MASc and PhD Programs
Book an appointment:

Resources and Support Services Across SFU

Here are some of the resources available to you as a graduate student at SFU:

International Services for Students (ISS)

International Services for Students (ISS) provides support and services to all SFU students who need information about international learning opportunities and international student support. They can help provide support and advice on immigration questions.

Health and Wellness

SFU Health & Counselling provides support and services to all SFU students regarding medical issues or mental well-being. They have a team of physicians, psychologists and clinical counsellors that are available to support you.

For international students:
Meet, greet and eat:

Academic Integrity

Being an SFU student means you belong to a scholarly community where you will develop the critical thinking and research skills to not only be job ready but life ready. All members of the university are expected to uphold the values of academic integrity: Honesty, Trust, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Courage. For more information, please visit the website listed below to familiarize yourself with the SFU Academic Integrity Policy.

Scholarships/Awards and Bursaries

To learn about funding opportunities available to graduate students, please visit the links below.

Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office

SVSPO offers free and confidential support for SFU students and employees who have been impacted by sexual violence, such as sexual assault or harassment, regardless of when or where it took place. They will support you in ways that feel right for you. People of all gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome.

Faculty of Applied Sciences Industrial Internship

Read more about this optional course for FAS graduate students interested in gaining industrial experience:

In FAS we believe that research-based graduate students need to augment their research experience and knowledge with numerous skills through placements in the industry or other research organizations. Our graduate students will learn and sharpen the necessary skills required which will increase their chances of employability after completing their degrees.

The curricula of the FAS graduate programs include up to three Industrial Internships that provide students with the opportunity to undertake internships of work in industry or other research institutes. These internships allow students to either (1) focus on the practical aspects of their research projects, which have been well identified prior to students applying for an internship, or (2) develop and define a research project from their internship experience. These internships could not form more than 50% of the total program of study. Contact us to learn if you are eligibile to participate in this course.


Recordings from FAS Fall 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

If you were unable to attend the Graduate Program Orientation in September, you can access the recordings here.