Open Scholarship

Academic year 2024

Overview

The Undergraduate Open Scholarship recognizes and supports undergraduate students who are highly qualified academically and awards scholarships to students on a term by term basis.  No application is required; students who meet eligibility criteria are considered for the Open Scholarship automatically.

Update: Effective as of Summer 2024, students must have a minimum 3.90 CGPA to be eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to students enrolled in courses at SFU and pursuing a first degree. It will expire when your total accumulated units (including transfer units) exceed by 10% the minimum number of units required to complete the degree program in which you are enrolled.

For example, if your major program requires 120 units to graduate you will become ineligible when your total accumulated credit and transfer credit exceeds 131 units.

A student holding an ongoing SFU Entrance Scholarship is not eligible for any other University administered scholarship until the entrance scholarship is fully paid out. This policy applies to any term in which an entrance scholarship is deferred.

TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST HAVE:

  • successfully completed at least 30 units of courses at SFU.

  • an SFU cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.90 or higher.

  • a minimum term GPA of 3.50 in the last term of enrollment.

  • been enrolled in one of the last three terms.

  • completed at least 30 units of courses at SFU over the last three terms of enrollment in such courses. For students who fall short of the 30 unit requirement because one term’s enrollment was in a single course of five units or fewer, the last four terms will be considered and that term of one course will be set aside in determining unit and term GPA eligibility.

  • A student with a disability who is approved to study at a reduced course load must complete at least 30 units of courses at SFU over the last five terms of enrollment in such courses. The student is required to submit a letter from SFU’s Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) confirming that the student is registered with the Centre (CAL).

All eligibility requirements must be met.

International, Co-op and Graduate Students

  • International undergraduate students are eligible on the same basis as other students.

  • Co-operative education students will be eligible subject to normal program guidelines. Job practicum courses, however, are excluded from the calculations (i.e., the scholarship does not cover the co-op fee). Enrollment in courses during a co-op term may affect eligibility. Co-op students should seek advice about this scholarship before enrolling in courses while also enrolling in a co-op term.

  • Graduate students, including qualifying, special and exchange students, are not eligible for this scholarship.

Monetary Value

The value of the scholarship is set by the University as a portion of the actual tuition costs acrrued by those eligible.

The per unit rate for standard graded courses will be determined based on the availability of funds. The per unit rate will be set for a value within a range of $70 to $100 each term.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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