Simon Fraser University is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Vancouver, Canada.

Student experiences

Currently there are no student experiences available from students of the faculty of Humanities. You can read the student experiences from students of Law, Economics and Governance here.

Academic Calendar

Simon Fraser University operates on a trimester system. Each academic term is 15 weeks in length, including the final exam period.

Although the calendar year is divided into three terms, two terms are equivalent to one full academic year. Exchange/Study Abroad students may attend SFU for one or two of the following:

Fall term (early September – mid December)
Spring term (early January – mid April)
Summer term (early May - mid August)

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Areas open to exchange students

Students can take courses at the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Language of instruction

No language requirement is needed for students who study an English taught BA.


SFU does not have a minimum GPA requirement for inbound exchange students.

Courses at Master's level

Yes, but there are limitations and uncertainties: do read this website carefully.

Simon Fraser can accept graduate students from Utrecht, though we must note that most graduate students study at the undergraduate level while on exchange at SFU (especially when they are in the 1st year of their Masters degree, ie their 4th year of university study). If students wish to take graduate level courses, their application will need to be reviewed by the academic unit. Our page for Graduate Students outlines the various considerations and processes for grad students. 

Housing Assistance

The university offers on-campus accommodation. You can also choose to live outside of campus, more information about private accommodation.

Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Housing: (on-campus) $850 per month
Transport: $41 per month
Food: $220 per month

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You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

The list of exchange destinations has been composed with great care, however the UU International Offices cannot be held responsible for any mistakes. Please note that the number of places available at our partner universities is being negotiated, therefore the numbers for 2022-2023 may be subject to change.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities
E mail

Please keep in mind that it can take up to 4 working days to receive a reply from us. Make sure you do not wait until the last moment when you want to get a document signed! 

Always mention your student number. 

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer;
  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed for walk-ins, but you can make an appointment by sending us an email.

Appointment with an Exchange Coordinator

Do you have specific questions about your exchange plans? You can make an appointment with one of our Exchange Coordinators!

  • Please make sure you have read all the information about studying abroad on our website.
  • Have a look at this overview to see who is the region coordinator of the destination that you want to talk about.
  • Before your appointment, make a list of the questions you want to discuss with the Exchange Coordinator.

Make an appointment here. The appointments take place via Microsoft Teams.