Application period for Fall 2019 is now closed, we will not be accepting applications after the deadline.

Application Information

These dealines are for admission to the following Fall (September) semester.

Application Period Opens:   October 1, 2018
Application Period Closes:   January 07, 2019
Supporting Documents Deadline:   January 15, 2019
References Deadline:   January 15, 2019

Online Application Process

Please Note:

  • We admit only for the Fall (September) semester.
  • You are not required to find a supervisor before applying to any of the graduate programs. If you are admitted to one of our graduate programs, you will be assigned a supervisor.
  • We do not require or consider GRE test results.
  • Admission into graduate programs in our department is highly competitive. We do not accept qualifying students.
  • Our department does not offer a post-bachelor diploma or certificate.
  • Prospective MSc Statistics students who do not meet the admission GPA requirements,  or who would like to build their background in Statistics to increase their chances of being admitted, may wish to complete undergraduate upper-division coursework for majors/honors in Statistics at SFU. For further details, please contact the Statistics Advisor (


  • Letters of reference - Three (3) reference letters are submitted through the online application system by the referees directly. Once your application is submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your referees with complete instructions for submitting their letters of reference.
  • Unofficial transcripts and other requried documents are to be uploaded to the online application. 
  • Official transcripts are only required when an offer has been made. If offered, please send 1 copy of each Official Transcript from your Post-Seconday Institution(s) to the Department, Attention: Graduate Admissions.
  • Please do not mail hard copies to the department (unofficial/official transcripts, cv, references, unofficial language scores)


General Information 

US and International

Please see our Department Graduate Program Brochure for more details

Financial Support

Teaching and Research Assistantships are available to students under the following departmental policy. Most TA work is performed in our open workshop for undergraduates. There are also a number of competitive scholarships and fellowships available. Generally we accept only students for whom some combination of TA and RA work is available to provide full support.

For further information, please contact:

Graduate Program Secretary