Study field: Business, Finance
Website: Main website: www.beedie.sfu.ca, For exchange students: www.sfu.ca/students/exchange
Exchange study information - outbound
Semester dates (approx.): For actual term dates visit: www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/
Classes: Early September – Early December (13 weeks)
Classes: Early January – Early April (13 weeks)
Fall Exams: Early December – Mid December (2 weeks)
Spring Exams: Early April – Mid April (2 weeks)
Fall: Late August
Spring: Early January
- Exchange and Study Abroad Orientation (free; mandatory for all students)
- Welcome Event (optional, there may be a small cost for orientation)
Please visit this link on SFU's Orientation programming for more information.
Language course: SFU’s “Student Learning Commons” operates a variety of programs and resources for students who speak English as an additional language.
Full information on English language resources can be found through SFU’s Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research
Courses per semester:
Recommended enrollment for exchange and study abroad students: 9 – 12 units (normally 3 or 4 courses)
Minimum enrollment for full-time status: 9 units (normally 3 courses) “Full course load”: 15 units (normally 4 or 5 courses) Maximum enrollment possible: 18 units (normally 5 or 6 courses) – NOT RECOMMENDED
Credits per semester: 9 - 15 corresponding to 30 credits (HP) per semester. Please see individual course information and level requirements above.
Grading system: Grading scale
Teaching languange: English
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is not guaranteed, however the school will provide assistance.
Former exchange students: No former students. New partner (Autumn 2020)
Proof of English language proficiency: Students must meet one of the following criteria. (“Undergraduate” refers to student's desired level of study at SFU, not their level study of study at their home institution.)
Completion of the IELTS - Academic with the minimum following scores:
Undergraduates: overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0.
Graduates: overall band score of 7.0 with no part less than 6.5.
Document accepted: Official IELTS - Academic test score
Completion of TOEFL iBT with the minimum following scores (we can accept TOEFL PBT as well; please contact us for minimum scores):
Undergraduates: overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components.
Document accepted: Official TOEFL iBT test score
OTHER TESTING OPTIONS:
- Completion of the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall minimum score of 70, with no part less than 60. Document accepted: Official CAEL test score.
- Completion of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall minimum score of 65, with no part less than 60.Document accepted: Official PTE Academic test score.
- Completion of a three unit* post-secondary level academic English course with a minimum grade of C-. Document accepted: Official Transcript (course outline may also be needed) *3 SFU units are equivalent to 6 ECTS credit points.
Course offer: Courses for exchange students. Please note that some subjects and courses have restrictions for inbound exchange/study abroad students.
Please see these information on course restrictions here.
At the time of application, students will list their preferred courses on their online application.
Undergraduate students must submit a minimum of 8 courses that will be offered in their first term (they will take 3-5 courses). NOTE: Undergraduate courses are numbered 100-400.
International Services for Students (ISS) will notify students if more course options are needed after they are admitted.
SFU does its best to accommodate course requests, but cannot guarantee access to specific courses.
The Beedie School of Business will manually enroll students in courses for their first term at SFU approximately 2 months in advance of the term. Students will receive more information about this by email.
New for Autumn 2020!
AACSB and EQUIS accredited
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