Entrance Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

International Students coming from High School for Fall 2021

All Fall 2020 Entrance Scholarship, Award and Bursary recipients have been selected and notified.


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

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.

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 1, 2020 - December 15, 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

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 Int'l Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship
  • SFU Int'l Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship with Distinction
  • Tadeusz Specht Memorial Scholarship in Science and Health Sciences


Applications are now closed


All recipients have now been notified

Entrance Awards & Bursaries

Application Status:  Closed

1Application Period for Fall 2020: November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 Award & Bursary Value: $5,000
Supporting Documentation Deadline: April 30, 2021 Minimum: grades in the 80% range or IB diploma score* required for admission into faculty

Gilhooley Family Entrance Bursary in Business

  • Value: $32,500 ($3,250 x 10 installments over 5 years max)
  • Number: 1
  • Must be admitted and majoring in an undergraduate degree program in the Beedie School of Business

H.Y. Louie and Lohn Entrance Award

  • Value: $5,000 (1 installment)
  • Number: 18

Supporting Documents Required:

  • One (1) completed Community Reference Form
  • A summary of your achievements and activities demonstrating your involvement:
    provide clear, concise details about your volunteer work, school or community involvement, extracurricular activities, and artistic or athletic interests (500 words max)



Applications are now closed



Other Entrance Scholarships

Lloyd Carr-Harris Entrance Scholarship (application not required)

  • Value: $20,000 ($2,500 x 8 installments over 8 terms)
  • Number: 1
  • Awarded to the top applicant admitted directly to the Beedie School of Business

The Jim Bennett Entrance Scholarship (application required)


The endowment supporting the Jim Bennett Entrance Scholarship was established in 2019 with a generous gift from Jim Bennett. One entrance scholarship will be offered annually in the fall term to students entering SFU from Holy Cross Regional High School (Surrey, BC) with grades in the 90% range or 31 International Baccalaureate (IB) points and are admitted to a Bachelor's degree program in any faculty. Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated exceptional achievements such as contributions to school or community life.

  • Value: $2,500
  • Number: 1
  • Citizenship: Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or International Citizens
  • Term: Fall only

Application Instructions:

Only eligible applicants from the Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship competition will be considered for this opportunity. Please follow the application steps online through the Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship application portal.


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