Established in 1965 on B.C.’s scenic west coast, Simon Fraser University is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses.  SFU consistently ranks among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and pioneered an open, inclusive approach to higher education that fuels learning, discovery, community outreach and global connectedness.

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY offers a vast array of programs across eight faculties: Applied Sciences; Arts and Social Sciences; Business; Communication, Art and Technology; Education; Environment; Health Sciences; and Science. In addition, SFU offers students a range of experiential opportunities such as work-integrated learning, international field schools and exchanges, and the innovative Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue focusing on social and civic issues.

The original campus, designed by renowned Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, now includes more than 36 academic buildings as well as the Trottier Observatory and the new Compute Canada facility containing Cedar, one of four new Canadian supercomputing and data centres. SFU is adjacent to UniverCity, a multi-award winning sustainable residential community atop Burnaby Mountain.In 1989, SFU opened its Harbour Centre campus in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district. The campus now includes the Segal Graduate School of Business, the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The Surrey campus, designed by famed architect Bing Thom and opened in 2002, continues to grow and is helping to revitalize Surrey’s downtown core.

SFU is the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the world’s largest college sports association.


Full-time (undergraduates)

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Source: Simon Fraser University (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$22,928 – $24,250

Graduate tuition fees:




As an SFU student, you are free to take courses at any of our campuses. When enrolling in courses, be sure to check the campus location and ensure you take travel time into consideration if necessary.

For some programs, courses are offered primarily at a campus other than the main Burnaby campus.

Your First Year

Our Surrey campus is a great place to begin your SFU career: more access to your professors, more one-on-one support, more connections with fellow students  … read more >

Joint Majors

Combine two interests with a joint major. You will normally apply to one program and discuss the joint major with a faculty advisor after admission.

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.