Entrance Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

International Students coming from High School for Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 entrance scholarship application is now open! The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019.

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: check square 09 Open

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 2020: October 1, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Supporting Documentation Deadline: January 31, 2020
Minimum: grades in the 90% range or a minimum 31 International Baccalaureate points*
Scholarship value: $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

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

*Predicted bonus points are not considered in the calculation

Entrance Awards & Bursaries

Application Status: alert Available November 1st

Application Period for Fall 2020: November 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020 Award & Bursary Value: $5,000
Supporting Documentation Deadline: April 30, 2020 Minimum: grades in the 80% range or IB diploma score* required for admission into faculty

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)



The application will open November 1st.

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

*Predicted bonus points are not considered in the calculation

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