Congratulations on your admission to SFU!

International Services for Students (ISS) provides support and services to all SFU students who need information about international learning opportunities and international student support.

You can find the ISS office on the Burnaby campus at the Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) Room 1200. Our ISS space is currently closed due to COVID-19 safety measures; however, we are still available to support you remotely via LiveChat, phone, and email.

We look forward to working with you during your time at SFU.

Get SFU-Ready: New International Student Q & As

Are you ready to be an SFU student in September? How prepared are you for your transition?

As a new international student for Fall 2020, you will be starting your SFU journey at an unprecedented time. In addition to preparing for a new academic environment, you are navigating the complexities of Canadian immigration regulations, medical insurance requirements, and more -- and you may even be doing it without leaving home. No matter where you are in the world, or in your academic career, we are excited to welcome you to our SFU community and support you in your transition. 

We hope you will join us for this Q&A series, where in each session an International Student Advisor will provide a brief overview of the selected topics for international students and give you a chance to ask any questions you still have.


Access all the information you must know as an incoming student from international pathways.

International pathways include international students coming from outside Canada, transferring to SFU from FIC or another Canadian post-secondary, or newly arriving permanent resident, returning Canadian citizen, or refugee.

Select your pathway for a step-by-step guide on starting your journey at SFU:

International Undergraduate

For new international undergraduate students coming from outside Canada


Transfer to SFU

For international undergraduate students transferring to SFU from FIC or another Canadian post-secondary institution 


High School in Canada

For international undergraduate students coming to SFU from a Canadian high school


International Graduate

For new international students pursuing a graduate degree at SFU


Newcomers and Refugees

For refugees, Canadian citizens and permanent residents from international pathways pursuing a undergraduate or graduate degree at SFU


Exchange and Study Abroad

For exchange and study abroad students coming to SFU