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Simon Fraser University & FIC


With innovative programs, a focus on academic excellence and a vibrant campus community, it’s no wonder SFU is consistently ranked one of Canada’s top universities. At SFU, you’ll be taught by world-renowned educators alongside other talented students who share your passion for learning.

SFU is Canada's most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses. In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

Now boasting three distinctive campuses,  8 faculties, 35000 students, and over 130000 alumni, SFU has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.

Pathway to a Degree at Simon Fraser University

Fraser International College (FIC) provides international students offers international students a unique pathway to one of Canada’s leading universities. FIC students are treated like university students and, with the added benefits of smaller classes, students receive more personalized attention in a dynamic and supportive environment that better equips them for life at University.

On graduate level, FIC offers two Pre-Master’s Programs (PMP): Pre-MBA and Pre-Master’s in Engineering. The Pre-Master’s Programs are designed to prepare you for the challenges of studying in an elite master’s program at a highly ranked Canadian university.

University Rankings

■ Top 10 in Canada (Maclean’s, 2016) 
■ Top 225 in the World (QS World University Rankings, 2015/16) 
■ Top 250 in the World (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016) 
■ Top 75 Computing Science programs in the World (Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500 World Universities, 2015) 
■ Top 100 Business Schools in the World (Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500 World Universities, 2015) 
■ Top 10 Business Universities in Canada (Maclean’s, 2016)

Co-op programs

SFU has one of the largest Co-op programs in North America. Co-op is where you undertake paid work placements during your degree program. SFU offers Co-op in all academic disciplines across 54 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs, with approximately 2,500 Co-op work terms each year. 

Former FIC students have done co-op programs with many companies including Bank of Montreal, Ernst and Young, Fluor, HSBC, IBM, KPMG and Coca-Cola. FIC students are able to apply for the Co-op program after they transfer to SFU.
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Academic specialism

SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and more than 45 graduate programs taught at 8 Faculties:
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Beedie School of Business
  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environment
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50, SFU is also the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world’s largest college sports association.

Highest ranked programs: 

  • TOP 100 BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD (Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500 World Universities, 2015)
  • TOP 75 COMPUTING SCIENCE PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD (Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500 World Universities, 2015)

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Simon Fraser University & FIC
8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
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  • FIC is located on SFU's Burnaby Mountain campus in the thriving and culturally diverse city of Burnaby, a 25-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Perched atop Burnaby Mountain, Simon Fraser University's original Arthur Erickson-designed campus now includes more than three dozen academic buildings and is flanked by UniverCity, a flourishing sustainable residential community.
  • Surrey campus: Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus is a vibrant community hub located in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Close to the Surrey Central transit station, the dramatic Bing Thom-designed campus is conveniently situated between Metro Vancouver and communities south of the Fraser River.
  • Vancouver campus: Described by the Vancouver Sun as the "intellectual heart of the city," Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus transformed the landscape of urban education in downtown Vancouver. The campus is comprised of multiple facilities clustered in the core of one of the world’s most liveable cities.