Entrance - New Students

College or University Transfers

Transfer scholarships do not require an application. Recipients are automatically considered.

Entrance Scholarships - No Application Required

SFU offers automatic transfer entrance scholarships to domestic and international SFU applicants who are admitted as College/University Transfer students and meet the eligibility requirements found below.

Canadian and Permanent Residents

Ken Caple Transfer Entrance Scholarship 
**funded until Summer 2023; no longer available as of Fall 2023**
Value: $3,500
Eligibility Requirements:
  • BC College Transfer or BC Teaching University Transfer**
  • > 3.70 transfer admission average (not rounded up)
  • Awarded automatically to students starting in any term - funded until Summer 2023; no longer available as of Fall 2023
University Transfer Entrance Scholarship
Value: minimum $3,000
Number Available: Varies (approximately 5)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Transferring from a Canadian University
  • Awarded to the top 5 students transferring to any faculty. Based on the highest final transfer admission GPA
  • Awarded automatically to students starting in the Fall term only

**BC Teaching Universites are former BC colleges or institutions and include the following:

  • University of Fraser Valley
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Capilano University

Further Information

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents also have access to other financial opportunities including government Student Loans, undergraduate SFU Awards, SFU Bursaries, and the SFU Work-Study program in their first term.

You may also qualify to apply for the BC Scholarship Society Transfer Scholarship, valued at $5000. This is an externally-administered scholarship (not done through SFU). Application and deadlines to apply are managed by the Society. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit their website - https://www.bcscholarshipsociety.ca/transfer-scholarships/am-i-eligible/

International

International Summit Transfer Entrance Scholarship
**funded until Summer 2023; no longer available as of Fall 2023**
Value: $3,500
Eligibility Requirements:
  • BC College Transfer or BC Teaching University Transfer**
  • > 3.70 transfer admission average (not rounded up)
  • Awarded automatically to students starting in any term - funded until Summer 2023; no longer available as of Fall 2023
University Transfer Entrance Scholarship
Value: minimum $3,000
Number Available: Varies (approximately 5)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Transferring from a Canadian University
  • Awarded to the top 5 students transferring to any faculty. Based on the highest final transfer admission GPA
  • Awarded automatically to students starting in the Fall term only

**BC Teaching Universites are former BC colleges or institutions and include the following:

  • University of Fraser Valley
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Capilano University

Further Information

US applicants, please click here for additional information on US-specific resources. 

International Citizens studying at SFU also have access to other financial opportunities such as SFU Awards, SFU Bursaries and the SFU Work-Study program. Employment options are also available; to find out more, visit International Services for Students.

The University assumes that students will arrange their own funding to meet immigration requirements for the issuance and/or renewal of student authorizations and visas. An offer of admission to SFU is not an offer of financial support. Bursaries administered by SFU, awarded on the basis of financial need, are provided as supplemental funding and cannot be used for the core funding required to meet immigration requirements.

Indigenous Awards - Application Required

Indigenous Student Entrance Award

  • Value: $2,500 (one installment)
  • Number: varies
  • Awarded in: Fall term only
  • Applicants will have demonstrated involvement within the Indigenous community through service and/or cultural contribution. Recipients would demonstrate this through their commitment to engagement, leadership and social justice within their community and would be selected based on their ability to demonstrate how their current and future experience(s) are inclusive of the 4Rs (Kirkness & Barnhardt, 1991): Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, and Responsibility. 
  • Must be Canadian Indigenous
Supporting Documents Required:
  • One (1) Community Reference Letter 
  • Documentation of your Indigenous heritage: photocopy or scan of your Status or M├ętis card (front & back)

For those who do not have membership or documentation that verifies Indigenous ancestry for various reasons (i.e., due to colonization, displacement, non-status, adoption, etc.), we acknowledge that this may be difficult or upsetting process. We will make every effort to ensure it is done in a culturally safe and trauma-informed way. Please contact Madison Chad, the Indigenous Student Recruiter, at indigenous_students@sfu.ca or (778) 782-5428 for support.

Application Period for Fall 2023:

November 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023

Application Status: check square 09 Open

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