Entrance Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents coming from High School for Fall 2021


Fall 2021 SFU entrance scholarship competition is closed. All SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships will be awarded prior to June 1st.

Fall 2021 entrance award and bursary applications are closed. Recipients of entrance awards and bursaries will be selected in June.

SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships - Application Required

Application Status:  Closed

SFU recognizes high school students who demonstrate excellence in both their academic and extracurricular activities.  The value of a scholarship may range from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover all tuition and mandatory supplementary fees normally required for the completion of a student’s first undergraduate degree at SFU. 

Scholarships are available to domestic and international high school students admitted for the fall term to an undergraduate degree in any faculty. 

Application Period for Fall 2021: October 5, 2020 - December 17, 2020 
Supporting Documents* Deadline: January 31, 2021
Minimum Requirement: grades in the 90% range or a minimum 31 International Baccalaureate points**
Scholarship Value: ranges from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees

Further funding, in the form of a living allowance, may be offered to support exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need.

Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2021.

*This includes an academic reference, a community involvement reference, and all admission items on the To Do List
**Predicted bonus points are not considered in the calculation

More information

Program Perks

Welcome programming

Students can connect with a community of scholars, meet with advisors, plan courses & be intoduced to other resouces

Dedicated ongoing advising & mentorship

Students will be connected with an Academic Advisor and an Engagement Coodinator
Participation in a flexible personal development and leadership program, with online & in-person components

Priority access to residence

'Front of the line' course enrollment priority

The following scholarships are included in this competition:

  • SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship
  • SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship with Distinction
  • The Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Entrance Scholarship
  • SFU Surrey Close to Home Entrance Scholarship
  • Tadeusz Specht Memorial Scholarship in Science and Health Sciences


Beedie School of Business and Sustainable Energy Engineering Applicants: Your entrance scholarship application will be used in lieu of the Supplemental Application for admission to your program as well as for the scholarship competition.


December 17, 2020 - Last day application is open

January 31, 2021 - Supporting documentation is due

Other Entrance Scholarships


Uggla Family Entrance Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and potential for leadership through achievements or contributions to school or community life, and intended to reduce financial and other barriers to university education for members of under-represented groups.

Details at scholarships.its.sfu.ca/uggla-family-scholarship


Entrance Awards & Bursaries

Application Status:  Closed

Application Period: November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 Award & Bursary Value: $2,500 - $30,000
Supporting Documentation Deadline: April 30, 2021 Minimum: grades in the 80% range or IB diploma score* required for admission into faculty

Application Required

Entrance Bursaries and Awards based on Financial Need

Entrance Awards for Aboriginal Students

Application Not Required

*Predicted bonus points are not considered in the calculation

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