Semester Exchange - Simon Fraser University

Semester Exchange - Simon Fraser University

Born in 1965, SFU is a public research university and 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.

SFU is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, and is 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. The Burnaby campus on Burnaby Mountain, located 20 km from downtown Vancouver, was established in 1965 and comprises more than 30,000 students and approximately 950 faculty members. SFU is consistently ranked as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada, placing first in Maclean's annual University Rankings in 1993, 1996–1998, 2000, 2008–2013, 2015-2017. Immediately east of Vancouver and accessible via SkyTrain from the city centre, Burnaby is a quiet residential suburb with a half-day's worth of attractions.

Country

Canada

Type of Program

Exchange

Level of Study

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Length of Program

4 months

Program Dates

Fall Semester: August - December
Winter Semester: January - April

Language of Instruction

English

Travel Grant

$700

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)

2.0

Course Information

Course Catalogue

Accommodation

Simon Fraser Housing

Exchange Student Website

Simon Fraser Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.All students must also pay to enrol in the mandatory Simon Fraser University Health Insurance Plan

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.


*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Summary
It is is a public research university in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain and satellite campuses in Downtown Vancouver and Surrey. SFU is Canada's most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses. 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.

Area of study
Media, creative arts, and communication

Eligibility
Has a GPA requirement

Tags
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Engineering, Language, Law, Exchange, Simon Fraser, Canada

Benefits
Travel Grant

Value
No value entered

Phone
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Email
mi.exchange@mq.edu.au

Apply URL
https://students.mq.edu.au/experience/travel-while-studying/apply

Closing dates URL
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Level of study
Undergraduate

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