Program Description UTP Stage I: 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. UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Arts degree. It provides the foundation for further study in many areas such as economics, English, international studies, political science, psychology, linguistics and criminology. UTP Stage II will help you choose the area in which you wish to specialize for your Bachelor of Arts. This program is meant for students with a minimum of a Grade 11 education or equivalent and an IELTS overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 4.5 and TOEFL overall score of 59 and a minimum score of 12 in Reading and Writing, that would like to pursue a post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University. The program begins with an 8-month foundational program, including a mandatory English literacy course, followed by 12 months of a faculty-specialized academic program equivalent to the first year of university at SFU. Admission into the Simon Fraser University is not guaranteed - students must meet progression requirements as well as any program-specific entry requirements highlighted by the the University in order to gain admission. Do you see yourself in a world that extends beyond the Lower Mainland, working and having an impact in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, or the Middle East? We are scholars and teachers who work on real world issues, who seek to bridge the gap between what goes on in the university and what goes on in the places we study.