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SFU opened its doors in 1965 and has since developed into one of Canada’s leading universities, with an international reputation for innovative teaching, cutting-edge research and community engagement. This reputation is built on strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as our interdisciplinary and professional programs, and draws on commitment to integrating teaching and research.


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 has over 25,000 students across its campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey. The university offers over 100 distinct programs across eight faculties — you can even combine programs to create a degree that reflects your unique interests.



Each year SFU distributes over C$1 million in scholarships and awards for new and continuing international students. It also has
some of the country’s best varsity sports teams, and is the only Canadian university to compete against United States institutions
in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).




No. 1 Comprehensive in Canada University   
The 2015 Maclean’s University Rankings http://www.macleans.ca/education/unirankings/introducing-the-2015-macleans-university-rankings/


SFU Ranked 25th in World University Rankings
November 24, 2014 - The QS World University Rankings of universities under 50 years old



SFU has one of the oldest and 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. The Co-op program is designed to help you develop the skills employers want when looking to hire new graduates.


Former FIC students have done co-op programs with many different companies including Blackberry, Bank of Montreal, Ernst and Young, Fluor, HSBC, IBM, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. You can undertake co-op placements in Canada and around the world.


Participating in the SFU Co-op program gives students a significant advantage when looking for positions in both Canada
and abroad after they graduate.

About FIC

 About FIC


FIC, Fraser International College, in association with SFU, offers international students a unique pathway opportunity to an undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University.


FIC programs are specifically designed to support your transition from high school to university studies and to help you adjust to a new culture and country. You will receive extensive learning and personal support as you begin your degree program, as well as enjoying the benefits of the facilities and recreation opportunities on the SFU campus. 


As a student at FIC, you will benefit from:


• being part of a diverse population of more than 2,000 students from over 50 countries


• the chance to graduate with an internationally recognized degree from one of Canada’s top ranking universities


• full access to university services and be eligible to apply for oncampus accommodation at SFU


• university-designed curriculum that helps international students adapt to the Canadian education system


• a supportive study environment with small classes


• free tutorial classes and regular one-on-one meetings with your instructors


• access to SFU’s world-class libraries, modern computer laboratories and excellent sporting facilities


• specialized preparatory programs designed to help you successfully transition to your studies in Canada.





Pathway Programmes

Undergraduate Pathways



UTP Stage I is a pre-university program designed for students who need additional courses before starting a first-year university  program (UTP Stage II). During UTP Stage I at FIC, you will study eight academic courses over two terms (four courses per four month term). After successfully completing the program, you will progress to UTP Stage II.



UTP Stage II is offered in association with SFU as a pathway to a degree at SFU. FIC offers UTP Stage II in Arts & Social Sciences, Art & echnology, Environment, Business Administration, Communication, Health Sciences, Computing Science and Engineering Science. These programs are the equivalent of the first year of the SFU degree programs and are quality assured by SFU. Depending on your secondary school qualifications and grades, you may apply directly to UTP Stage II.


To progress to the second year of the relevant degree program at SFU, you must complete 10 academic courses and achieve the minimum  grade-point average (GPA) specified for your program of study at SFU. You can complete UTP Stage II in three terms (one year).


FIC Associate of Arts degree 

The FIC Associate of Arts degree is a flexible two-year program that covers a broad range of subjects. Upon completion of the program, and with achieving the required GPA, you may apply to transfer to third year of a relevant degree program at SFU.


Postgraduate Pathways


Pre MBA Program

The 16 week PMP facilitates robust participation in group work, enhances critical thinking skills, develops communication and language skills, and helps students prepare for the rigor of the SFU MBA program and extensive opportunities available once completed.

Using a strongly applied approach, the full-time MBA combines theory and application to provide students with a grounding in the fundamentals of business. The comprehensive curriculum explores relevant topics such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, new ventures and international business.

The PMP consists of four core courses and one capstone project delivered to a small cohort of international students in a classroom setting. Course content and instructors are approved by the SFU Beedie School of Business.



Entry Requirements




GCSE-O-Levels: 3 C passes

Bangladesh: N/A


UTP 2 (Business Administration; Arts and Social Sciences; Communication, Interactive Art and Technology, Environment; Health Sciences (Arts); Associate of Arts Degree)

GCSE O + A Levels: 2 X C Grades in A-Levels/or 200 points with no E Grades + C average in O-Level GCSE

Bangladesh: Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects


UTP 2 (Computing Science)

GCSE O + A Levels: 2 X C Grade average or 200 points with minimum B in Math with no E grades + C average in O-Level
Bangladesh: HSC (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 1 science subject


UTP 2 (Engineering Science, Environment Science)

GCSE O + A Levels: B in Math and 2xC grades in other science subjects + C average in O-Level
Bangladesh: HSC (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 1 science subject


Pre Masters

• Undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a competitive grade

• 500 GMAT score
• 6.5 IELTS or equivalent
• 2.5 years of work experience
• Skype interview with Beedie School of Business

Students must successfully complete the FIC PMP with a GPA of 3.0 in order to progress to the MBA program at Simon
Fraser University.


English Language Requirements

Direct Entry UTP 1 & UTP 2

IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL:  79

GCE 'O' Levels: C

International Baccalaureate: 4


Dates and Prices

State Dates: Jan, May, Sept


Fees and charges for the 2015/2016 academic year

Program Normal duration Total program fees
University level programs

UTP Stage II

3 terms


Associate of Arts degree

2 Years

C$21,279 per year

Pre-University Programs

UTP Stage I

2 terms


Pre-Masters Programs


1 term


Additional support programs

Integrated Term (AES)

1 term

C$4,298 (plus additional costs of UTP program)

Cornerstone Term (AEP)

1 term

C$6,273 (plus additional costs of UTP program)

SFU PAS English language programs

Application fee



Program fee

1 - 2 terms

C$6,358 per term

Compulsory charges

Academic Literacy Course

1 term

C$2,128 (plus additional costs of UTP II program)**

Lab fee for Biology or Physics courses



Medical insurance

16 months


Student Services and Recreation

Per term



Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$709.30 per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees.

Fees and charges are listed in Canadian dollars (C$). Actual tuition costs may vary, depending on your choice of courses.

Fees and charges are subject to change without notice.



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