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Simon Fraser University

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

Education

The calendar offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and more than 45 graduate programs that lead to degree or diploma credentials.

Research

SFU researchers work across the arts, humanities and sciences to advance knowledge in key areas set out in the Strategic Research Plan. We engage students and communities to help solve research problems and deliver results that matter.

Career

Simon Fraser University is among Canada's leading comprehensive universities and consistently ranks as one of the top employers in the country.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
251
2018
251 -50
2017
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
264 -19
2018
245 -19
2017
226
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
282
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301 100
2017
401
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The International Services for Students (ISS) office provides support and services for all students seeking information regarding a variety of international learning opportunities. Specific services and supports include:

Housing services

Wondering where to live at SFU? We have options to suit students, families, staff, faculty and visitors.

Living in residences at SFU allows you to explore endless opportunities, create new experiences and lifelong friendships, and pursue passions. Our vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community welcomes students from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the university life and academic experience. Explore and find the campus that's right for you!

Library services

SFU’s libraries are vibrant educational hubs that support learning, research and community engagement.

ICT services

SFU offers all the technology support and solutions you need to teach, work and learn in the 21st century.

The university offers state-of-the-art technology and telecommunications services as well as video and web conferencing.

Medical services

  • Allergy Injections
  • Travel Health
  • Wound care
  • Cold/Flu/Illness care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Physical exams (work required)
  • Prescriptions and medication management
  • Minor procedures
  • Birth Control education and prescribing
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment
  • Vaccinations
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Health education

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Safety & Security Services is committed to engaging our community to make SFU a safe and secure environment to live, learn, and work. Campus Safety & Security Services is dedicated to providing the best public safety and resource protection services to our University community.

Sports facilities

  • Drop-in Sports Drop-in Sports offers flexibility and unstructured play
  • Intramural Leagues Play organized sport leagues on campus
  • Sport Clubs Student organized sport clubs with a variety of competition levels

Student clubs

The Simon Fraser Student Society is a student-led organization that represents and advocates for the interests of the 26,000+ undergraduate students at SFU. As an undergraduate student, YOU are a member of the SFSS and benefit from all the services and opportunities we offer.

Accreditation

The NWCCU is one of six independent regional agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the quality and institutional effectiveness of post-secondary institutions. Simon Fraser is being accredited by a U.S. agency because Canada doesnt have a comparable institutional accreditation body.

Student Reviews

Decent education, good profs
A D rated 3 out of 5 stars
SFU has a poor social atmosphere, it can be better
SFU experience life on a mountain.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed by time at SFU, although it was hard to received student funding, because of the sheer amount of students. However, many of my professors were very available after lectures, and during office hours