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Simon Fraser University

  • Public University, Estd 1965
  • Burnaby, British Columbia
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University Highlights

  • 37,000+ students
  • 6,500 faculty and staff
  • More than 6,000 international students from over 128 countries
  • 355 undergraduate programs and 144 graduate programs
  • Collaborations and partnerships with 2947 institutions from 128 nations
  • 170,000 proud alumni in 143 countries
  • Canada’s first Fairtrade Gold campus
  • Ranks #1 in the world for impact on sustainable cities and communities according to Times Higher Education 2020
  • Ranks #7 among the world’s top universities for our entrepreneurial spirit according to World’s Universities with Real Impact 2020
  • Ranked #24 and #26 in the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under age 50
  • The first and only Canadian member of the world’s biggest college sports association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • An acceptance rate of 59%

University at a Glance

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Simon Fraser University, also known as SFU, is a public, research-intensive university in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1965, it is one of the youngest institutions in the country. The university's establishment was part of an effort to expand higher education across Canada with its motto, "We are ready". SFU is consistently ranked as Canada's top comprehensive university. It also made Times Higher Education's list of top 100 universities under the age of 50. The institute is also the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and only the second Canadian university to receive accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Simon Fraser University is an education center for over 37,000 students. The university possesses a multicultural education environment, being home to over 6,000 international students across 128 countries. Students can pursue 355 undergraduate programs and 144 graduate programs in this institution. Eight faculties organize these programs. They are:

  • The Faculty of:
  • Applied Science
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Communication, Art, and Technology
  • Education
  • Beedie School of Business

SFU operates across three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver. Burnaby, the main campus of this school, is the only one to provide housing facilities. Seven residence halls, as well as four living-learning communities, are available on-campus. The living-learning communities are:

  • Indigenous Living-Learning Community
  • Leadership Empowerment and Development
  • Beedie School of Business
  • Engaged Global

The main campus has many gyms, a swimming pool, and a library. WAC at Burnaby is the largest of all the 3 libraries of the university. Sports and recreational activities on-campus include aquatics, dance, climbing, youth programs, group fitness, and martial arts.

Simon Fraser is a member of many national and international higher education committees, including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, International Association of Universities, and Universities Canada. SFU has collaborated with 2947 agencies and universities from 128 countries to operate joint research facilities. They include the Bamfield Marine Station (a major centre for teaching and research in marine biology) and TRIUMF (Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics). This university also has 37 Canada Research Chairs to its name.

Simon Fraser University has 6,500 faculty and staff and 170,000 proud alumni in 143 countries. Among them, they have won one Pulitzer Prize, three Rhodes Scholarships, and 43 fellowships to the Royal Society of Canada. The list of notable alumni includes Gordon Campbell, Ujjal Dosanjh, Francesco Aquilini, Pakalitha Mosisili, Robert Turner, and Terry Fox.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Needed for few courses
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Needed for few courses
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English Proficiency: Conditional


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On campus accommodation :
  • The university provides on-campus housing for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • The Towers and East/West Towers at Burnaby are for first-year undergraduates
  • Shell House, McTaggart-Cowen Hall, and the townhouses are for first- and second-year students
  • Hamilton Hall and Charles Chang Innovation Centre are for graduate students
  • Four living-learning communities are available
  • Meal plans are available at most residences
  • Housing facilities are gender-inclusive and extend to students with families



Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5A 1S6
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    778 782 6930

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