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  • Locations: Burnaby, Canada
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, City Planning and Urban Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Film and New Media, French, Geography, Gerontology, Health Science, History, Humanities, International Studies, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, LGBT Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Oceanography and Marine Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Sustainability, Television, Women's Studies
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

University Profile
Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for almost 20 years, Simon Fraser University is named after a famous explorer and known for its pioneering spirit. Today with three campuses, 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and 120,000 alumni, SFU has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. SFU has three culturally diverse and architecturally distinctive campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver.

Language Notes
All classes are taught in English.

Program Dates
Semester 1: Early September-Mid December
Semester 2: Early January-Mid April

You can refer to the program fact sheet, website, and academic calendars for instruction dates. See their website as well. Your formal acceptance letter from the host campus will provide further details on your official start and end dates. Your expected arrival date will be prior to the start of classes and includes a mandatory orientation period. 

You are expected to participate in the host campus final examination period as per their regular schedule. If your exam dates overlap with the start of the next SDSU term, you must coordinate with host campus staff and faculty for any potential allowance to take the exam a bit earlier. 

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
There are certain types of courses, offered in various disciplines, that are either restricted or require additional steps to access:
Click HERE for more information.

At Simon Fraser University, SDSU considers 200+ level courses as upper division.


Housing and Meals

Applying for On-Campus Housing:
SFU is not able to guarantee on-campus housing for exchange/study abroad students. Places in residence are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, so we encourage you to apply early. Please note that you must pay a mandatory application fee in order to complete your application for on-campus housing. More information on this can be found on the Residence and Housing website.

If you wish to live in on-campus Residence, please apply to Residence at the same time that you are applying to SFU for your exchange/study abroad term(s). You must submit both your "Exchange and Study Abroad" application and your "On-Campus Housing" application by March 31 in order to be placed on a priority housing list.
If you miss the March 31 application deadline, you can still apply for on-campus housing, but will not be placed on a priority housing list. Payments for housing will be due before you arrive. 

If you wish to live in on-campus Residence, you will be applying for housing shortly after applying to SFU for your exchange/study abroad term(s).
The on-campus Residence application normally opens on October 1. We encourage you to apply as early as possible in order to increase your chances of being offered a place in Residence.

For more detailed information go HERE.

Insurance Requirement
SDSU has a mandatory Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) plan for which you will be enrolled. This emergency travel assistance plan is used for study abroad to help address worldwide emergency situations and assistance at the host location and any alternate travel destinations while abroad. You will be automaically enrolled and billed for the CSU-mandated Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) plan via coordinator of the SDSU Risk Management office and SDSU Student Account Services. This enrollment is is part of the CSU campus risk management for all foreign travel for students, staff, and faculty who are part of the California State University System.

You may NOT use any existing domestic plans or alternate plans to show proof of coverage to host campus or to SDSU. All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term, as required by the California State University system. The insurance charge will typically appear on your SDSU student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more details regarding insurance as they are confirmed as participants.

SFU also automatically enrolls participants in a mandatory Canadian health insurance policy as a requirement to participate in their exchange program, regardless of whether SDSU also requires insurance. Both the FTIP emergency travel assistance and the Canadian Health plan are required for participation in this program.

Please refer to the program's country BC Embassy website to view visa information.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA