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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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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.

Individual Special Arrangements

Special arrangements are 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 Special Arrangements (SAR) website.

In addition to regularly scheduled courses in established graduate programs, SAR courses are also open to special arrangements students.

Cohort Special Arrangements

See 1.3.5.a Cohort Special Arrangements within graduate regulations.

These programs are designed to meet the needs of specific groups of students in a field that is not covered in existing programs. Programs are advertised when they become available.

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.