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UTP Stage I, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
UTP Stage I at FIC is designed to prepare you for entry to university-level programs in Business Administration, Computing Science, Engineering Science or Arts and Social Sciences. In UTP Stage I you complete eight courses. After successfully completing this program you will progress to UTP Stage II.
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Direct pathway into year two of Simon Fraser University undergraduate degrees. FIC University Transfer Program II courses are equivalent to Simon Fraser University's first year bachelor degree.

  • An opportunity to earn a degree from one of Canada's best universities

  • Combined Letter of Offer for FIC and Simon Fraser University

  • Small class sizes mean you get more personal attention from lecturers

  • Study in the world's most liveable City

  • Apply for a 3 Year Graduate Work Permit upon graduation from Simon Fraser University

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Beginning with Algebra
  • Business Management
  • Elementary Formal Logic
  • English Skills/Reading
  • Introduction to Computers and their Applications
  • Introduction to Computing Concepts and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Introduction to University Life 1
  • Introduction to University Writing
  • World Issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17592 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17596 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17592 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17596 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The bursary is equivalent to 10% of the tuition fee for up to 8 units of study within one program only with a Navitas member institution. The bursary does not apply to additional units or repeat units that may also be undertaken and excludes mixed English options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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