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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 Program Type: SDSU Exchange
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. 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.

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
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. Before departure, students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance.

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
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/20/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/20/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/20/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA