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Fraser International College



Fraser International College is located on Simon Fraser University Burnaby's Mountain campus in the thriving and culturally diverse city of Burnaby, a 25-minute drive from downtown Vancouver . The Burnaby campus is one of the most awe inspiring university settings on the continent, offering a stunning panorama of mountains, cities, ocean and islands from its location at the summit of 400-meter high Burnaby Mountain.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Arthur Erickson, the campus has everything you will expect of a major university, yet on a scale that will make you feel at home. The vast majority of the 28,000 students pursue their studies on the pedestrian-friendly campus, which houses administrative and academic offices, student services, on-campus residences, the main library and the new University community of residences and shops.

For students wanting to live on campus, SFU provides fully-catered single room accommodation as well as an on-campus hotel where visiting family members can stay. Buses operate between the campus and Greater Vancouver's rapid transit system at the foot of Burnaby Mountain on a regular basis.

Living in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the world's great cities. Uniquely situated between ocean and mountains, Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is home to an ethnically diverse population of over two million people.

Recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is a safe and energetic city of eclectic neighborhoods, vibrant cultural events and unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you're interested in exploring the downtown core, experiencing the lively nightlife or attending world-class theatre, music and dance performances, you'll find countless opportunities to get out and have fun.

Chosen as the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver is ideal for athletic and outdoor pursuits. Ski and snowboard on the North Shore mountains, which are just a short drive from downtown Vancouver and FIC. Or drive 90 minutes north to world-famous Whistler Blackcomb ski and snowboard resorts. Closer to home, you can kayak, row or sail on English Bay. You can also cycle or rollerblade around the seawall or on the city's extensive bike trails.

Why Study at FIC?

Study a university-designed program that suits your needs, on a university campus, with qualified lecturers, in smaller classes with longer teaching sessions - and FIC provides a pathway entry into second year university.

  • University designed programs 
  • University campus 
  • Qualified lecturers 
  • Flexibility 
  • Support 
  • Smaller classes 
  • Quality education 
  • Progression to SFU 
  • Study Permit assistance 
  • Study in the world's most livable city

Getting to FIC

Getting to FIC is easily accessible as it can be assessable:

  • By car from Vancouver International Airport
  • By bus from Vancouver International Airport
  • By bus from downtown Vancouver

English Language Program

  • Mixed Program - Combined English language and academic program
  • Preparation in Academic Skills (PAS)
  • ESL colleges

Pre University Program (UTP Stage 1)

FIC offers a University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage I, which provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies.

The UTP Stage I is designed to adequately prepare you for entry to university level programs in the Business Administration, Computing Science, and Arts and Social Sciences fields. The UTP Stage I consists of eight courses of study. Successful completion of the program with the necessary grades guarantees you entry to the FIC UTP Stage II.

Required courses

  • Business Management 
  • Introduction to Computing 
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • English Skills / Reading
  • English Skills / Writing
  • Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms

Upon successful completion of the UTP Stage I program, you will progress to a UTP Stage II program in Business Administration , Computing Science , or Arts and Social Sciences then articulate into the second year of an appropriate Bachelor degree program at SFU .

Courses Available

No specific courses listed. Please contact us for more information.


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Canada is a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country' in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.

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