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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Simon Fraser University Calendar 2020 Fall

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is responsible for the overall administration of graduate programs through the graduate general regulations, for maintenance of student records, and for the administration of all merit-based awards. Processing of graduate admissions is delegated to the dean by the senate graduate studies committee.

Most graduate programs are administered locally through graduate program committees in the departments, schools and faculties in which they are located. The Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies administers individual special arrangements programs.

Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies

Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies is for students pursuing a doctoral degree when their proposed course of studies cannot be pursued in any existing program. For more details, go to the Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies (INS) website.

In addition to regularly scheduled courses in established graduate programs, INS courses are also open to Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies students.

Visiting Research Students

Simon Fraser University accepts visiting research students under the terms of the Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement. For details, go to the Visiting Research Student website.