International High School Students

Admission pathways to SFU

As an international high school student, there are two admission pathways to SFU. You can apply directly to SFU or to our pathway program for international students offered by Fraser International College, our on-campus partner institution. Both streams will allow you to complete your SFU degree.

1. Direct Admission to SFU

Direct admission is recommended for students with high academic standing. In addition to the  grade requirements, students will need to meet our English Language, Quantitative and Analytical Skills, and any program-specific requirements.

2. Pathway program offered by Fraser International College

The FIC program is designed to introduce international students to the Canadian post-secondary school system and support them as they experience studying in Canada for the first time. It also prepares them to meet SFU’s competitive degree standards. Students will benefit from small class sizes and a supportive community of other international students. After completing this pathway program, students will be well equipped to complete their degree at SFU.

You can apply to both Simon Fraser University and Fraser International College concurrently to be considered for admission to both institutions.

3. Pathway program offered by SFU's English Language and Culture Program 

As a conditionally admitted SFU undergraduate student, you are accepted into your undergraduate program on the condition that you develop your academic English.

Please review SFU’s English language requirements to check whether you meet these requirements.

To support international undergraduate students in meeting SFU’s English language requirements, we have an option for students to consider taking our English Language and Culture (ELC) 8-week advanced academic English program, Level 8: Low Advanced.

You must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for ELC’s Level 8: Low Advanced program:

  • IELTS score of 6.0 with no part less than 5.5, OR
  • TOEFL iBT score of 79 with no part less than 17, OR
  • CAEL score of 60 with no subscore less than 50, OR
  • Completion of Level 7: High Intermediate level of ELC Full-Time Immersion Program (with 3.33 GPA and 85% attendance)

Please review the Level 8: Low Advanced program details and requirements, and speak with an SFU representative if you have questions.

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