SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY – [SFU], BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Simon Fraser University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Founded in 1965, Simon Fraser University is a comprehensive university that is located in British Columbia, Canada. It offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses and is Canada’s most engaged research university. It is the first Canadian university to get a US accreditation by NCCWU. 

Simon Fraser University QS Ranking

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is one of the top universities in Canada. According to the QS World University Ranking by subject for Archeology, SFU ranks 42nd among the universities of the world. 

Given below is the QS World University Ranking of the university from 2012 to 2020 on the basis of various factors, like academic reputation, international students, employer reputation, and more.

YearQS World Ranking
2012282
2014244
2015222
2016225
2017226
2018245
2019264
2020314

Highlights

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Institution TypePublic
DLI NumberO18781994282
Number of SeatsUndergraduate Seats- 29,994
Graduate Seats- 5,420
Application Cost46 USD
Average Cost of Attendance16,091 USD
Annual Acceptance Rate65%
Number of International Students 4,908
Test Scores AcceptedSAT, ACT, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic and GRE
Scores Required for GraduatesGMAT – 550
TOEFL – 88
IELTS – 6.5

Simon Fraser University Graduate Programs ,Campus and Accomodations

The programs at Simon Fraser University are bifurcated into graduate programs, undergraduate programs, and lifelong learner programs. The university has eight faculties that offer 59 majors and 20 joint-majors in undergraduate studies. It also offers 40 graduate programs, and not to mention, 47 certificate programs, which can be joined with major programs. 

Campus

 The university has three campuses, which are located in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey, respectively.

  • Burnaby Campus: It is the main campus of Simon Fraser University. This campus has the biggest library of all the three campuses. 
  • Surrey Campus: Situated between the metro Vancouver and the Fraser river, this campus mostly has first-year students, who get one-on-one support from their professors.
  • The Vancouver Campus: Also described as the ‘intellectual heart of the city’, this campus is home to six buildings, which have all the amenities and facilities for students.

Accommodations

The university provides its students with housing facilities. It has many halls and houses at its Burnaby and Vancouver campuses. The Burnaby campus has Towers, McTaggert, Shell, Townhouses, and Hamilton Hall. There is Charles Chang Innovation Centre at Vancouver. 

The residences are equipped with prime amenities, some of which are given below:

  • Fully-furnished bedrooms with storage
  • Elevator
  • Shared Lounges
  • Kitchen
  • WiFi
  • Laundry Room
  • Television Set 

Simon Fraser University Acceptance Rate

Aspiring candidates, who meet the admission requirements and the program requirements, can apply for admissions at Simon Fraser University by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of the university, www.sfu.ca/.
  • Select the program of your choice
  • Register yourself and fill in the application form
  • Submit an application fee of 59 USD
  • Submit your transcripts and other documents. 

English Language Requirements for International Students

International students, who do not have English as their first language, will have to prove their proficiency in the language by clearing the entrance exams for studying in Canada. 

The minimum marks that students are required to score to clear the entrance exams is given below:

IELTS6.5
IELTS6.5
PTE65
TOEFL88

Tuition Fees

The cost of attendance of Simon Fraser University varies for different courses. 

The tuition fee charged by the university for graduate and undergraduate courses is given below.

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Undergraduate CoursesDomestic Students – 2146 USDInternational Students – 9584 USD 
Graduate CoursesDomestic Students – 1422 USD
International Students – 1422 USD 

Cost of Living

While thecost of living in Canadavaries according to the needs and requirements of students, an estimate of expenses can be made. Given below is a table that shows the monthly cost of living in British Columbia, Canada. 

Apartment Rent (1 Bedroom)1444 USD to 2280 USD
3-Course Meal 61 USD
Transportation83 USD

Financial Aid

The university provides its students with financial aid, such that they can support themselves in a more effective manner. The aid is provided in the form of awards, scholarships, bursaries, and more. 

Some of the awards and scholarships provided to the students are given below:

  • Edoye Porbeni Service Equals Success Entrance Award
  • H.Y. Louie and Lohn Entrance Award (requires applications)
  • Kenneth E. Mackenzie Annual Entrance Scholarship
  • Sigma Chi Leadership Entrance Scholarship
  • Lloyd Carr-Harris Entrance Scholarship (application not required)

Simon Fraser University, Work-Study Program

In order to enable students to study in Canada with convenience, SFU lets them to work while they study. Students at SFU can participate in thework-study program, provided they meet certain norms.

Criteria to work on-campus

  • Students must be enrolled in at least 9 standard graded courses
  • Students must have a demonstrated financial need
  • A valid study permit should be presented
  • Students must have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

Criteria to work off-campus

  • The student must have a valid study permit.
  • They must have a co-op work permit (if required).
  • They must be studying full-time, in a program, at a recognized institution.
  • They should have already started studying.
  • A SIN (Social Insurance Number) must be presented.

Programs

COURSE NAMEANNUAL FEESDURATIONEXAM ACCEPTEDEXAM ACCEPTED
Master of Science [M.Sc] Computing Science$ 11,8802 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Master of Science [M.Sc] Professional Computer Science$ 7,2202 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Data Science$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Applied Science [B.ASc] Engineering Science - Computer Engineering$ 22,6164 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Arts [B.A] Computing Science and Linguistics (Joint Major)$ 22,2754 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Computing Science$ 22,2774 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Arts [B.A] Interactive Arts and Technology$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Master of Science [M.Sc] Finance$ 34,80016 MONTHSTOEFL 93IELTS 7
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Software Systems$ 22,2774 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Health Sciences$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Health Sciences$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Interactive Arts and Technology$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Master of Arts [M.A] Economics$ 7,2202 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]$ 40,32616 MONTHSTOEFL 93IELTS 7
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Information Systems in Business Administration and Computing Science (Joint Major)$ 22,2774 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Business Administrastion [B.B.A]$ 25,0314 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Business [B.Bus]$ 27,5344 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Master of Arts [M.A] Psychology$ 7,2202 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Statistics$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Mathematics$ 21,1724 YEARSTOEFL 88IELTS 6.5

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