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Simon Fraser University

Placed 251–300 in the world, and 11–14 in Canada.
Address: 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Description Simon Fraser University

  • Location Simon Fraser University: Vancouver, Canada
  • Founded: in 1965
  • Educational programs: Bachelor's, Master's, MBA, Preparatory courses for entrants
  • Total number of students: 35400 people
  • Language of instruction: English.

In 1965, the Simon Fraser University was founded, today Canada's largest and most popular educational institution - a total of about 35,400 students study there. In addition to the main campus in Vancouver, the university has campuses in Sarrea and Burnaby. Together with other well-known universities (institutions in Waterloo, Victoria and Guilf), Simon Fraser University is listed in the list of the best places for higher education (according to Maclean's magazine), and in the national ranking it ranks 7th.

The University was named after the famous and successful explorer Simon Fraser. Despite the fact that the university is young enough, its history is full of successes in the most diverse areas - today you can get education in various areas of undergraduate and graduate programs, to study at the MBA program and other professional courses. Students from all over the world value the highest quality of teaching (science and liberal arts are especially prominent). The university is known for its attention to innovations, a modern approach to education, effective courses for entrants. One of the first in Canada, Simon Fraser University introduced an academic year, consisting of 3 trimesters: it allows students to form a more flexible curriculum, enter more courses and disciplines into the schedule.

There are 6 faculties in Simon Fraser University that teach over 100 disciplines and programs:

  • Humanities
  • Applied Science
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health.

The most popular specialties include:

  • Business;
  • Engineering;
  • Media;
  • Economics;
  • Accounting.

Fraser International College was established relatively recently, which also operates on the campus of the university and is part of the IBT international group. Having studied for two years in college, students with a good level of knowledge and academic performance are guaranteed to enter the second year of the university in the chosen specialty. For Russian students, the second year of the college is opened at once (it is similar to the first year of the university): for this you need to provide a good certificate (points 4 and 5), and also successfully pass the IELTS test (scores from 5.5). Students of the college deal with professional, highly qualified university teachers, can use the entire campus infrastructure, and the educational programs are fully endorsed by university quality standards. Educational groups are formed small to enable teachers to implement an individual approach: to more closely monitor the achievements and successes of each student, to pay attention to difficulties and, if necessary, to adjust the curriculum.

In total, about 17% of foreign students study at the university, which is one of the highest in the country: it emphasizes the quality of education, the popularity of the university around the world, interest in the Canadian education system and the opportunities it offers.

The neighborhood of the main campus in Vancouver is also interesting: the university serves as the center of the suburb of Universitet, which was designed and built with the use of the latest technologies and at the same time with observance of all strict norms of ecology and nature management.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Simon Fraser University

Program name

The general course of higher education at the university can be obtained in one of the many specialties taught at 6 faculties (a total of about 950 qualified teachers work at the university). Duration of studying is 4 years. After receiving a diploma, a student can start working or continue studying on the master's program and on.

Offered specialties:

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Library business and management of corporate information systems
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Geography
  • Graphic design
  • Digital design
  • Journalism
  • Art
  • History
  • Cinema, television and theater
  • Computer techologies
  • Forensics
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics / Statistics / Insurance
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
  • International Business
  • Marine Biology
  • Pedagogy (primary, secondary and higher education)
  • Psychology
  • Robotics
  • Dance Art
  • Theatrical studies
  • Managing human resources
  • Feminology (the science of women)
  • Physics
  • Finance / Financial Management
  • French
  • Chemistry
  • Economy
  • Electronics.
from 22 620 $CAD / year

Master's degree is the next stage of higher education according to the accepted Bologna system. For admission, the student must have a bachelor's degree (preferably in the same specialty, where he plans to continue his studies, or at least adjacent), and also demonstrate a high level of English proficiency. It will be superfluous and recommendations from the teachers, if any - from employers and the boss. Usually the master's program starts in September and lasts 1-2 years (duration, like the cost, depends on the chosen direction).

The following specialties are offered:

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Business / Administration / Commerce
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Geography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • History
  • Computer techologies
  • Forensics
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Feminology (the science of women)
  • Physics.
from 31 266 $CAD / year

Accommodation, housing and food

University and college students live on the campus of the university, in comfortable residences (full board). For college students, it becomes an excellent opportunity to fully integrate into the academic environment, to get used to the Canadian educational system, to feel part of a single student brotherhood.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Bachelor of General Studies, Engineering Science, Accelerated Master’s, Accounting, Actuarial Mathematics (ACMA), Actuarial Science, anthropology, Applied Mathematics, applied Physics, Art technology, Art, Performance and Cinema Studies, Bachelor of Environment, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, Basics of health protection, BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration, Behavioural Neuroscience, biochemistry, Biological Physics, Biological sciences, biology, Biomedical Physiology, Business and communication, Business and management, Certificate in Development and Sustainability, Chemical Physics BSc, chemistry, Cognitive Science, Cognitive sciences, Communication for business, Communication program, computer science, Computing Science, criminology, Dance BA, Data Science MSc, Department of Geography, Department of Gerontology, Development and Sustainability graduate certificate, Doctor Of Philosophy, Doctoral/PhD programmes, Earth Sciences MESc (Hons), economics, engineering, English, Environmental protection, Environmental science, Film industry, finance, First Nations Studies, French Cohort Program, French Master of Arts, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, geography, Geography – Environmental Specialty , Graduate Certificate Heritage Resource Management, Health care, Heritage Resource Management - Professional Master's and Certificate Program, history, Human Resource Management, humanitarian sciences, Humanities program, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSc), Interactive Arts and Technology program, international Business, international relationships, International Studies program, Kinesiology program, linguistics, management, Management Information Systems, marketing, Master of Applied Science, Master of Arts Heritage Resource Management, MASTER OF ENGINEERING, Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MRM), MASTERS OF APPLIED SCIENCE, Mathematical Physics, maths, Mechatronic Product Realization program, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Medical sciences, Modelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) graduate certificate, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, MSc in Ecological Restoration, music, Operations Research, philosophy, Physical Geography BSc, physics, Policy and government, political science, politics, psychology, Resource and Environmental Management, sociology, Software Systems, Study of the environment, Theatre, Visual Art, Visual arts, World literature

Events Simon Fraser University

The university lives an active extracurricular life, which during the year includes various social and cultural activities. To support a rich activity outside the classroom, the Student Council is assisted by some associations whose members are SFUs:

  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada;
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities;
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate;
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education;
  • Canadian University Press;
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association.


Among the famous students who graduated from high school, we can distinguish:

  • Terry Fox (athlete, cancer activist);
  • David Asher (rock musician);
  • Carol Vin (Olympic wrestling champion);
  • Daniel Igani (Olympic wrestling champion);
  • Scott Morgan (musician);
  • Jay Triano (Canadian basketball player, coach).

This is not a complete list of famous personalities. Among the professors-teachers you can also meet prestigious specialists.

Equipment Simon Fraser University

The main campus of the university is located on a small hill, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding area (height of about 300 meters). In the main building there is an extensive library, two functional sports complexes, three own picture galleries and even the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. The campus is so picturesque and harmonious that he has repeatedly won the architectural competitions, and also appeared in famous movies: "Cat Woman", "Fantastic Four", "I, Robot", "Another World: Awakening" and others. Today, the university campus is the only university in Canada to be awarded the prestigious title "Architecture of National Importance": this status was awarded to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

As already mentioned, the university and college have divided the academic year into three terms - this allows students to start studying three times a year (in September, January or May).

The price does not include and is paid separately:

  • Round trip air tickets
  • Round trip
  • Visa fees and services, consular fees
  • Registration fee
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation and meals (usually a boarding school on the campus of the university).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For all students the basic and priority requirement is excellent knowledge of English (IELTS from 5.5). The specific requirements for applicants for undergraduate and graduate programs differ:

  • Baccalaureate = secondary school certificate and report card with grades (grades no lower than 3), results of TOEFL (from 88) or IELTS (from 6.0). Depending on the specialty chosen by you, the admissions committee will pay attention to the profile subjects that you studied in graduating classes;
  • Master's degree = bachelor's degree (average score of 4), results of TOEFL (from 88) or IELTS (from 7.0), recommendations from educators and employers (if any).

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Hello, I want to enter this university after grade 11, but I don’t know where to start from the beginning.
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Thank you for contacting, Kalia. It is better to submit documents a year before the start of training, this is exactly the period when registration for the course opens. The latest period when you can apply either at the close of admission to the faculty or before the beginning of March.
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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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