Simon Fraser University is a public research university in Canada, with three campuses: Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. SFU's main campus is located in Burnaby, British Columbia. SFU is consistently ranked as one of Canada's top research universities and one of the world's top 300 universities.

SFU operates on a unique trimester system, comprised of 3 equal full-time terms per year. Indian students planning to secure admission at Simon Fraser University must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4. (79%). The needed minimum GPA does not ensure admission, the average GPA of admitted students at SFU is 3.5 GPA which is equivalent to around 89%.

The cost of attendance at SFU for international students ranges from 9.53 lakhs to 10.64 lakhs per year. In addition to this, the tuition fee for programs at SFU varies depending upon the level of degree and the chosen program. The average tuition for the UG program is 18.85 lakhs, whereas for PG programs at SFU tuition fee averages around 20.29 lakhs.


  • Programs: Simon Fraser University has eight faculties that deliver 193 undergraduate degree programs and 144 graduate degree programs. 
  • Flexibility: SFU is known for providing flexible or distance education programs. Students looking for learning workplace skills, co-op education, or study abroad programs can take classes at their ease.
  • Diverse Student Population: The university has 37,000+ students, out of all 8,600 students are international hailing from 145+countries. 


Simon Fraser University Ranking

Simon Fraser University is one of the top public universities in Burnaby, Canada. It is ranked #=328 in QS World University Rankings 2023. SFU is consistently ranked in the top 200 in the world for research impact.

  • #201–250 World University Rankings THE 2022
  • #51-100 in Anthropology according to QS WUR Ranking by Subject, 2022.
  • #298 in QS Global World University Rankings, 2022.
  • #301-500 in Graduate Employability Rankings, 2022.


Top Programs in Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University offers undergraduate programs across 355 subjects and graduate programs across 144 subject areas. Additionally, Simon Fraser offers a variety of diploma programs and certification courses.


Course Name Annual Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Arts [B.A], Archaeology INR 13,55,153
Bachelor of Arts [B.A], Communication INR 14,26,923
Bachelor of Applied Science [B.ASc], Computer Engineering INR 14,64,438
Master of Arts [M.A], Global Communication INR 5,74,718
Master of Arts [M.A], Economics INR 3,37,082
Master of Arts [M.A], Psychology INR 3,37,082


Simon Fraser University Campus

Simon Fraser University has three unique campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. The campus showcases affordable housing options for international students. SFU has a public washroom across its campus.

  • There are well sports facilities as the campus has basketball courts, an indoor climbing wall, an aquatic center, a 25-meter-long swimming pool, and a diving pool.
  • Simon Fraser University has elevators, garbage lids, a public phone, a kitchen area, and a public space for students.
  • Other campus facilities include modern lecture theatres and well equipped public lounge.
  • It has four research clusters namely Big Data, Health Technology, Health Solution, and New Materials and Technology for Sustainability.
  • All the courses are offered to international students through eight faculties of the university.