Get SFU-Ready: New International Student Q & A


Are you ready to be an SFU student in May? How prepared are you for your transition? This live session will be offered in an online space to connect with students across the globe. 

As a new international student for Summer 2022, we understand that you may have questions with regards to starting your new journey at SFU.  In addition to preparing for a new academic environment, you are navigating the complexities of Canadian immigration regulations, medical insurance requirements, and more. We are excited to welcome you to our SFU community and support you in your transition. 

Our goal is to ensure you have what you need to make informed decisions about your studies in Canada and at SFU even before they begin, and to give you an opportunity to get your questions answered. To participate in this session, you will need to register, have access to internet, and a working computer. Registered participants will be provided with a link in advance via email to access the online space.

Session Format:

  • A brief overview of immigration and travel restrictions by an International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialists
  • A brief overview of medical insurance and supports by an International Student Advisor and representatives from SFU Health and Counselling and StudentCare.
  • Q&A session in breakout rooms

This live session will be offered via the online platform Zoom. Please note that while this is intended for the SFU community, by nature of this event being hosted on a public website, others may end up joining in and we cannot assure privacy. By clicking on the link and joining, you acknowledge that you are participating in a public online event. Upon entering the online space, please mute your microphone and turn off your camera. You may choose to turn these on during the Q&A portion of the session.


In preparation for this live Q&A session, we strongly encourage you to review the following resources prior to the session.


New International Undergraduate Students

This session is for new international undergraduate students who will begin their studies at SFU in Summer 2022. This includes students coming to SFU from outside Canada, transferring to SFU from FIC or another Canadian post-secondary institution, and coming to SFU from a Canadian high school.

The topics covered in this session will include:

  • Immigration (study permits and visas)
  • Travel restrictions
  • Enrollment requirements and work eligibility*
  • Medical insurance and supports (, BC MSP, SFSS Health and Dental Plan, and Health & Counselling Services)

*This session covers enrollment requirements as they relate to study permit conditions and work eligibility onlyFor course planning advice, please contact an Academic Advisor.

When: Thursday, March 10, 2022: 8:30 - 10:30 AM PT

Where: Zoom (please register below for Zoom login details)



*If you are an SFU staff/faculty member, please contact to register.

Did you miss the session?

You can access recordings of the above sessions on our website. Please note that the video recordings will be made available online a few days after each session.


Have questions?

For any case-specific enquiries, please do not hesitate to connect with us.