About Graduate Studies at SFU

SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is an international community of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and changemakers who advance knowledge locally and globally.

By valuing diverse perspectives, close mentorship, experiential learning, and research across disciplines, we empower students to explore, test limits, take risks, and put their ideas into action. 

As a result, we bring new perspectives to our fields and are capable of leading real change within our communities as engaged researchers, educators, practitioners, and citizens.

Featured Award Recipient

Research Excellence


Research institutes & centres


International Institutional partnerships in 125 countries

$167 M

in research funding in 2020


in Canada for Faculty Research Impact (QS World University Rankings)

University Rankings

Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence

Every year, outstanding faculty and staff members are recognized for their excellence in three areas: leadership, supervision and service. Nominations must be received by March 15.

Grad Student Exit Surveys

For the past eight years, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has conducted an online survey to investigate how alumni felt about their SFU graduate student experience. In all the years the survey has been conducted, the level of satisfaction has maintained above 85%.


89% of respondents are satisfied with their overall graduate experience at SFU.
- 2019 Graduate Student Exit Survey


83% of respondents would recommend SFU to someone considering their program.
- 2019 Graduate Student Exit Survey

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