Information for prospective students

Each year a growing number of students apply for the English PhD Programme of SFU. They come from various parts of the world, and have diverse background, including educational, professional and personal experience. Therefore, the time needed for the applications varies from case to case.
You can find all the information about SFU’s admission process below. Please read the sections carefully, and also checked the Frequently Asked Questions, as you might find answers to your questions. Should you need any further information, feel free to contact the Doctoral Office at

General admissions requirements and admission procedure
International Diploma requirements
Language requirements
Requirement of self-experience
Visa and residence permits
When to apply/Deadlines
Application form
Frequently asked questions