International Students (Including US)
Upon enrollment at SFU, international students can access most forms of financial assistance administered by SFU, including scholarships, awards, bursaries and the Work-Study program. Links to these sources of funding are under the Resources listings on this page.
However, Canada Student Loans, provincial assistance programs, and federally sponsored undergraduate scholarships are only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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.
Employment options are available to international students; to find out more, visit International Services for Students.
Please see the links below to view opportunities for Entrance Financial Aid available to all international applicants for undergraduate programs, and loan information for US students.
Student Lines of Credit
International students may qualify for student lines of credit from private banking institutions. These lines of credit are usually more expensive than government loans granted by students' home countries, so we recommend you investigate the latter option first. If you do decide to pursue private funding sources, be sure to shop around and research the terms and conditions carefully as they can vary between financial institutions. A co-signer may also be required.