‘Canada too offers affordable education’

Dec 10 2012, 00:06 IST
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SummarySimon Fraser University is a Canadian public research university in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey.

Harpreet Virk

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a Canadian public research university in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey. In a brief interaction with FE, the international recruitment coordinator of SFU, Harpreet Virk, shares how the university is attracting Indian students. Excepts:

What scholarships are currently being offered by SFU?

SFU has an India entrance scholarship that is valued at $10,000 plus $1,000 travel allowance (Canadian dollars). Students admitted from high school with an SFU-academic average of 95% or higher are considered for this. We also have a scholarship for Delhi Public School students valued at $10,000.

How many Indian students are currently enrolled at SFU? Which are the most popular programmes?

We currently have over 150 students with Indian citizenship at SFU. We also have over 175 students who are permanent residents from India. Popular programmes are computer science, engineering science, business administration, and many programmes in our Faculty of Arts.

What are the benefits of studying at SFU, and Canada?

SFU has been ranked by surveys as among the top comprehensive Canadian universities (MacLean’s Canadian University Rankings). Our degrees are recognised around the world. We offer undergraduate students research opportunities; they are also encouraged to develop what they learn in the lecture hall and find real-world applications.

Canada offers high-quality and affordable education, a welcoming and safe environment, and a multicultural society.

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