Entrance Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

All students coming from College or University


Please see the sections below for more information about Entrance Financial Aid opportunities.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents also have access to other financial opportunities including government Student Loans, regular SFU Bursaries, and the SFU Work-Study program.

US students 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 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.

Entrance Scholarships

Application Status: alert Applications are not required for this section



Eligibility Requirements

International Summit Transfer Entrance Scholarship 

  • BC College Transfer or
  • BC Teaching University (former BC Colleges) 
  • > 3.70 transfer admission average (not rounded up)
  • International Student
  • Term: Fall, Spring, or Summer

Ken Caple Transfer Entrance Scholarship

  • BC College Transfer or
  • BC Teaching University (former BC Colleges) 
  • > 3.70 transfer admission average (not rounded up)
  • Canadian or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall, Spring, or Summer

University Transfer Entrance Scholarship

number available: 5

minimum $3,000
  • Transferring from a Canadian University
  • Awarded to the top five applicants transferring to any faculty. Based on highest final admission gpa
  • Canadian, Permanent Resident or International student
  • Term: Fall

NOTE: BC Teaching Universities are former BC colleges or institutions and include the following:

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

Entrance Awards & Bursaries

Application Status:  Closed

Application Required

Entrance Awards for Aboriginal Students

Application Required

Entrance Bursaries for All students

Erm Fiorillo-Hal Davis CKNW Orphan's Fund Bursary

  • Value: $10,000 ($5,000 x 2 installments)
  • Number: varies
  • Must be a single parent graduating from a BC high school 
  • Apply Now