Simon Fraser University

About Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) vision is to become Canada’s leading engaged university. It aims to achieve this vision by pursuing three interconnected goals:

  • Engaging students: SFU aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to leading a fulfilling life in a constantly changing, challenging world.
  • Engaging research: SFU hopes to become a world leader in knowledge sharing by enhancing its strong research foundation.
  • Engaging communities: SFU’s core value is community participation, and the University seeks to become Canada’s most community-engaged research university.

By offering more than 100 undergraduate and more than 45 graduate-level programs, as well as a variety of non-academic programs aimed at providing enriching leadership and mentorship opportunities, SFU demonstrates its commitment to strengthening the deep roots it has developed in a variety of partner communities throughout British Columbia and the world.

Established in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university and has been consistently recognized as Canada’s top comprehensive university by Macleans magazine.

Campus Life

SFU’s main campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in British Columbia, with two satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia.

The University is home to a wide variety of cultural programming in fields such as visual art, theatre, music, film, and the literary arts. Hosting events such as festivals, exhibitions, and poetry readings means that SFU students have many opportunities to engage in Canada’s rich artistic culture.

SFU’s campus newspaper and radio station ensure that students remain connected to the local and global community. The University’s focus on community engagement fosters an active, lively academic and social environment.

SFU is also home to a variety of fraternities and sororities, as well as a range of clubs directed at interests including academic disciplines, environmentalism and sustainability, social justice, international affiliations, hobbies, religion, sports, and the arts.

The Simon Fraser “Clan” is comprised of a variety of varsity sports teams, such as rowing, lacrosse, hockey, and cheerleading, as well as intramural sports.

Why Study at Simon Fraser?

SFU offers a variety of support services for international students, including academic advice and counseling, assistance with medical insurance, taxes, and visas, and community engagement opportunities. With multiple scholarships and grants available for international students, SFU demonstrates its commitment to providing a unique, enriching environment for students.

Simon Fraser University is home to a culture based on the interconnectedness of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community outreach. The University operates on the fundamental underlying principles of academic and intellectual freedom, diversity, internationalization, respect for Aboriginal peoples and cultures, and sustainability.

SFU’s commitment to community engagement means that international students will have many opportunities to contribute their distinct and diverse cultural experiences to the cultural fabric of the SFU campus and its community.

School Address

8888 University Drive,
Burnaby,British Columbia
V5A 1S6

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    Burnaby, British Columbia

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