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Simon Fraser University Burnaby

British Columbia, Canada

Public

Simon Fraser University Burnaby

Burnaby, Canada

Public

59%

Acceptance Rate

59%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Simon Fraser University, named after the explorer Simon Fraser, opened its gates to prospective students on September 9, 1965. It prides itself on its diverse wave of students. The University is affiliated with AUCC, CARL(Canadian Association of Research Learning), IAU(International Association of Universities), ACU(Association of Commonwealth Universities), CUSID(Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate), CBIE(Canadian Bureau of International Education) and CUP(Canadian University Press). According to QS World Rankings 2022, the university is ranked #298 in the world and placed between #201-250 as per THE Rankings 2022

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

SFU has three campuses across Canada-  the main campus in Burnaby and two in Surrey and Vancouver. The University provides campus services like a bookstore, dining services, residence and housing, technology services, career services and more, alongside the library and student learning commons available for research work. There are eight faculties at Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Beedie School of Business, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science). The university offers more than 400 courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various subjects including journalism and media, medicine and health, humanities, social sciences and business and management and more. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Simon Fraser University aims to build a sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic recovery. Their faculty, students and staff engage with organizations in Canada and around the world to drive innovation, improve public health, fight climate change, promote democracy, and create exciting new economic opportunities. The University has produced a number of alumni like Jane Channel (A Winter Olympian), Laya Behbahani (A PhD student who researches human trafficking, slavery and forced labour in the Gulf states of the Middle East), and Andrew Drinkwater (Co-Founder of Plaid Analytics).  

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

SFU is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where all feel welcome, safe, accepted and appreciated in learning, teaching, research and work.  The University follows a set of values to ensure that this happens. Their EDI Executive Subcommittee commits to deliver on these promises. Some of the top companies that hire students from Simon Fraser University include RBC, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Lululemon, etc. 

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International Students %

21% (UG) - 31% (PG)

International Students %

21% (UG) - 31% (PG)

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BBA in BBA Business

CAD 1,112.5/year

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48 Months

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Qualification

Bachelors

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

N.A

Intakes

The Business major program is in the Beedie School of Business. Non-Business students may also choose to pursue a Business Minor to complement their studies. During the course of your BBA program, you will choose to specialize in at least one of nine concentrations (Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems,  Marketing, Operations Management, or Strategic Analysis).

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BSc in BSc Computing Science

CAD 990.09/year

Fee

48 Months

Duration

N.A.

Qualification

Bachelors

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

N.A

Intakes

This program teaches the theory and practice of using computational power to solve problems in almost any area of modern life. It involves the study of artificial intelligence, information systems, programming languages, computing systems and more.

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BA in BA Hellenic Studies

CAD 1,018.41/year

Fee

48 Months

Duration

N.A.

Qualification

Bachelors

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

N.A

Intakes

The Hellenic Studies Program offers a wide selection of courses in Ancient, Byzantine, Early Modern and Modern Greek History, in addition to Archaeology and Greek language training. In-person seminars and lectures are supplemented by online courses and blended classrooms and students have the option of taking part in a Hellenic Studies Field School in Greece. 

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MSc in MSc Actuarial Science

CAD 1,985.88/year

Fee

36 Months

Duration

N.A.

Qualification

Masters

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

N.A

Intakes

MSc in actuarial science program provides advanced education and research training that prepares students for a career in industry or to continue on to PhD studies. The program offers exposure to current applied and theoretical topics generally not covered by the professional exam syllabus. Students have the opportunity to gain work experience through co-operative education.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

298

Global Ranking

QS-2021

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2021

298

Global Ranking

QS-2021

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2021

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CourseDurationFee/Year
BBA in BBA Business48 Months ₹1,112
BSc in BSc Computing Science48 Months ₹990
BA in BA Hellenic Studies48 Months ₹1,018
MSc in MSc Actuarial Science36 Months ₹1,985
MSc in MSc Physics 24 Months ₹1,985
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CourseDurationFee/Year
BBA in BBA Business48 Months₹1,112
BSc in BSc Computing Science48 Months₹990
BA in BA Hellenic Studies48 Months₹1,018
MSc in MSc Actuarial Science36 Months₹1,985
MSc in MSc Physics 24 Months₹1,985
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  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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Estimated Tuition and expenses for one academic year (10 courses over two terms) vary on the basis of the faculty. In the case of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the total tuition fee for one academic year was CA$31,460.
Estimated Tuition and expenses for one academic year (10 courses over two terms) vary on the basis of the faculty. In the case of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the total tuition fee for one academic year was CA$31,460.
To apply for a scholarship you must:- Have completed at least 12 units of standard graded courses. at SFU. Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units of standard graded courses at SFU in the term of application. Have a minimum CGPA of 3.50 at SFU and be in good academic standing.
To apply for a scholarship you must:- Have completed at least 12 units of standard graded courses. at SFU. Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units of standard graded courses at SFU in the term of application. Have a minimum CGPA of 3.50 at SFU and be in good academic standing.
You may apply to defer your offer of admission for up to one full year and to any term within that year. For example, if you have been admitted to the fall term, you may apply for a one-time deferral to spring, summer, or the following fall term. Deferrals are approved for students who wish to take a gap year and for students with extenuating circumstances. Deferrals are not granted for students who plan on attending another post-secondary institution or who are not financially prepared to attend SFU. If your deferral request is approved you must pay the admission deposit which will be applied to your approved deferral term. Please note: The admission deposit is non-refundable.
You may apply to defer your offer of admission for up to one full year and to any term within that year. For example, if you have been admitted to the fall term, you may apply for a one-time deferral to spring, summer, or the following fall term. Deferrals are approved for students who wish to take a gap year and for students with extenuating circumstances. Deferrals are not granted for students who plan on attending another post-secondary institution or who are not financially prepared to attend SFU. If your deferral request is approved you must pay the admission deposit which will be applied to your approved deferral term. Please note: The admission deposit is non-refundable.
As an international student studying at SFU, you are responsible for maintaining valid status while in Canada and continuing to meet all conditions of your study permit. If you have any questions or concerns about your study permit renewal or status, you should speak with an International Student Advisor/Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant through the International Services for Students (ISS) office as soon as possible.
As an international student studying at SFU, you are responsible for maintaining valid status while in Canada and continuing to meet all conditions of your study permit. If you have any questions or concerns about your study permit renewal or status, you should speak with an International Student Advisor/Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant through the International Services for Students (ISS) office as soon as possible.
Yes, five is the minimum number of approved courses required to be considered for admission. Students can apply for more than five courses, and it is recommended that they choose the ones they believe they can do well in.
Yes, five is the minimum number of approved courses required to be considered for admission. Students can apply for more than five courses, and it is recommended that they choose the ones they believe they can do well in.

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Studying in Canada

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

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