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Founded in 1965

Founded in 1965

Simon Fraser University

Founded in 1965

Founded in 1965

Simon Fraser University

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  • 37670

    Students
  • 8700

    International students
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  • 328

    World ranking
  • 13

    Country ranking

Simon Fraser University

SFU is a world leader in research, knowledge development and innovation. It is recognized around the world for academic excellence, innovation, and sustainability. 

SFU is consistently ranked among the top research universities in Canada and as one of the top 250 universities in the world

And with more than 170,000 alumni spanning the country and globe, SFU’s impact in every facet of life is far-reaching.

With vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities—Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver—SFU is not just shaping minds, it is also shaping communities.

Established in 1965 on Burnaby Mountain, SFU was renowned in those early years as the “radical campus” for students’ activism.

The Vancouver campus opened in 1989 to foster connections with the business community and meet the educational demands of working professionals

SFU youngest campus in Surrey opened in 2002, extending its community outreach into B.C.’s fastest-growing city where it has established some of its most cutting-edge initiatives.

SFU is distinguished by the extraordinary variety of educational and learning opportunities that offer to students both on campus and in the community

As a result, students graduate with the skills they need to succeed, contribute to the community and fulfil their potential.

  • The comprehensive co-op education program, one of Canada’s first and now one of its largest, has placed over 8,500 students in jobs with global corporations
  • Students gain valuable experiential learning from a broad selection of local and international field schools and exchanges, undergraduate student research awards, volunteer stewardship activities, and leadership training
  • Coast Capital Venture Connection, the student-business incubator, teaches students and researchers how to commercialize their research
  • The culture of cross-discipline collaboration exposes students to new perspectives and builds complementary skill sets
  • SFU offers professional master’s degrees on flexible schedules
  • The Nights or Weekends program presents a path forward for those who wish to complete their degrees while working
  • A comprehensive roster of Continuing Studies courses ensures anyone can become a lifelong learner

On-campus accommodation

Campus(es) list based on university info

Surrey Campus

Residence fee Duration

$9,736 CAD

UP to $16,295
48
weeks

Burnaby Campus

Residence fee Duration

$9,736 CAD

UP to $16,295
48
weeks

Vancouver Campus

Residence fee Duration

$11,772 CAD

UP to $16,384
48
weeks

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Burnaby based on univly research

Couple

Shared house

$11,544 CAD

Single

Shared house

$7,692 CAD

Family

Entire house

$23,100 CAD

Facilities

  • Centre for accessible learning (CAL)
  • Health and counselling services
  • Indigenous student centre (ISC)
  • International student services (ISS)
  • Multifaith centre
  • Office of student support, rights and responsibilities
  • Sexual violence support and prevention office
  • Bullying & harassment central hub
  • Library
  • Institute of indigenous peoples’ health
  • Museum of archaeology & ethnology
  • Bill Reid centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies
  • Indigenous research institute
  • International Services for Students (ISS) office
  • International Student Advisors/Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants
  • Workshops and Social Events
  • Global Student Centre
  • Centre for Educational Excellence

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