Entrance - New Students

College or University Transfers

Award/Bursary Applications on this page open November 1, 2021 for Fall 2022

Scholarships do not require an application.

Entrance Scholarships

alert Applications are not required for this section. You will be automatically considered.

Canadian and Permanent Residents

Ken Caple Transfer Entrance Scholarship
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
University Transfer Entrance Scholarship
Value: minimum $3,000
Number Available: Varies (approximately 5)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Transfering from a Canadian University
  • Awarded to the top 5 applicants 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.

International

International Summit Transfer Entrance Scholarship
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
University Transfer Entrance Scholarship
Value: minimum $3,000
Number Available: Varies (approximately 5)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Transfering from a Canadian University
  • Awarded to the top 5 applicants 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 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 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.

Entrance Awards & Bursaries

Applications are required for this section
Application Status: alert Opens November 1, 2021

Aboriginal Student Entrance Award

  • Value: $2,500 (one installment)
  • Number: varies
  • Applicants will have demonstrated involvement within the Aboriginal community through service and/or cultural contribution
  • Must be Canadian Aboriginal
Supporting Documents Required:
  • One (1) completed Community Reference Form
  • Documentation of your Aboriginal heritage: photocopy or scan of your Status or Métis card (front & back)

If you do not have a Status or Métis card, please contact the Indigenous Student Recruiter at indigenous_students@sfu.ca or (778) 782-6891 to discuss alternative options.

Erm Fiorillo-Hal Davis CKNW Orphan's Fund Bursary

  • Value: $10,000 ($5,000 x 2 installments)
  • Number: varies
  • Must be Canadian or permenant resident of Canada
  • Must be a single parent graduating from a BC high school
  • Minimum 2.50 transfer GPA (not rounded up)