Simon Fraser University

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Requirements for Canadian Students

To be considered for admission to SFU, you must meet the general requirements, and the program-specific requirements listed for that program.

Admission averages are calculated on four (4) approved grade 12 level courses. Past admission averages have ranged in the mid-to-high 80s.

For a complete list of the admission requirements for SFU, please refer to:

Requirements for International Students

Please view 'Requirements for Canadian Students'.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Apply online at: Follow the 'Next Steps' guideline:

For Fall (September) Admission:
January 31st deadline

For Spring (January) Admission: September 15th deadline

For Summer (May) Admission: January 15th deadline

Procedure for International Students

Please view 'Procedure for Canadian Students'.

Academic Year

Type of SystemTrimester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
Notes:SFU’s trimester system lets you take time off when you so desire. With three semesters a year, the choices are endless. You may choose to get through your degree faster (if you take courses in all three semesters, you’ll finish your degree in 2 years and 8 months). You may participate in an International Field School or a Co-op Education program whenever it suits your schedule, no matter what the time of year.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 06, 2022