Cost & Funding


How much will it cost?

The cost of studying abroad may be less than you think. Strategic planning can match you with a program that meets both your budget and academic goals. Plus, students pay regular tuition and student fees to SFU and not the host institution.

Destination, program length, and type of program are all factors affecting program affordability, but in many instances, the costs of studying abroad are comparable to those in Canada. There are also funding opportunities, financial aid, and supporting resources available at SFU Beedie to help with the overall costs of a global education.

Expenses to consider when planning your international learning experience include: Roundtrip Airfare, Tuition/Fees, Accommodations, Living Expenses/Food, Books and Materials, Local Travel/Transit, Exchange Fees and Visas.

Cost Comparison Graph

* estimated cost per term

Study Abroad Cost-Comparison Chart

For a detailed cost breakdown, please click here.


Beedie Study Abroad Awards 2018 - 2019

Value of Awards: Up to $1000

The Beedie School of Business recognizes the impact of educating students within a global context, developing diversity in the academic community and encouraging students to extend their learning beyond our borders. To support students studying abroad while on exchange, the School has provided funding to assist students with the costs of travel and living expenses abroad. Multiple awards will be distributed in the 2018-19 year.

Application Deadlines

For students studying abroad in Summer 2018: March 31st (by 11:59 PM)

For students studying abroad in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019: July 12th (by 11:59 PM)

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application, all undergraduate exchange applicants must

  • Be an approved Business Major student
  • Have a minimum 2.00 CGPA and be in good academic standing in the term of eligibility
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of nine units in the term of eligibility (students participating in part-time or short-term exchanges are not eligible)
  • Apply to AND be accepted for a full-time SFU Formal Exchange Program
  • Apply to AND be accepted to a Business Preferred Partner*

*Business students nominated to a non-Beedie Business Partners for their exchange term are not eligible for the Beedie Study Abroad Award, but will be considered for the Diamond International Mobility award and the International Mobility Award (IMA) instead. For more information on the suite of International Mobility Awards, please click here.


  • Applicants may apply for more than one BSAA if approved for more than one SFU academic exchange term. However priority will be given to students who have not been previously awarded a BSAA
  • Applicants may not hold multiple BSAA’s in a single SFU academic exchange term
  • Applicants may not hold a International Mobility Award (IMA) or Diamond Family International Mobility Award (DFIMA) and a Business Study Abroad Award (BSAA) in a single SFU academic exchange term
  • All policies and regulations regarding SFU financial aid and awards apply
  • Students whose applications are submitted after the posted deadline will not be considered for funding


Awards will be granted based on a combination of criteria, including:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Evaluation of student’s application
  • Meeting the minimum required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) as stated above
  • Involvement in international activities
  • Priority will be given to students who have not previously been awarded a BSAA

Recipients Requirements

BSAA recipients will receive their funds within the first month of the SFU term in which they are registered for their formal exchange program. Students are required to submit photos and videos along with their exchange report. Each recipient must submit a minimum of 5 photos and 3 short video clips (45-60 seconds maximum).

Photo and Video Guidelines

  1. Most important: If you see an opportunity for a photo, make sure to get yourself and/or other students in the shot. Photos are generally not useful for us without any students in them (either posing for camera or action shot).
  2. Take photos that include objects/subjects that are easily recognizable as representing the country you are visiting. For instance:
    • Country flags or other national/local symbols
    • Signs with name of location on it
    • Landmarks: buildings, monuments, ruins, etc. (the more recognizable the better)
    • Landscapes can work as well (countryside, city, beach, mountains, etc.)
    • Unique cultural subjects/objects: Costumes, food, art, ceremonies, etc.
    • Anything unique or interesting/exciting
  3. Take photos of the school you are attending or organization you are working for (remember try to get you or other students in the shots as well):
    • Exterior shot of building/campus (front entrance usually works best)
    • Sign with name of school/organization on it
    • Classroom with instructor teaching, students listening, interacting, working, etc.
    • Workplace interior space
    • Group shots of all classmates or colleagues are great

Students must submit all materials to