University of the Fraser Valley

About Us
  

The University of the Fraser Valley is a place for learners, leaders, and seekers. It’s a place where you can pursue your passion while getting a world-class education in a vibrant and scenic setting. As a UFV student, you become part of a tight-knit community. From the time you arrive on campus, you’ll find endless opportunities to grow and learn, in the classroom and beyond.

UFV is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 14,000 students, 2,000 of which are international students. UFV offers 17 bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs. Some of our most popular and well known programs include: 

  • Business
  • Graphic Design
  • Science and Technology 
  • Psychology and social sciences
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Media Arts
  • Agriculture

UFV is recognized internationally for student success and our excellent learning environment. As a teaching-oriented university, UFV not only provides you with quality instruction but with engaging learning opportunities that ensure you are job-ready and equipped to make an impact when you graduate. Through UFV’s co-op education program, students can work and get paid while studying. Graduates can also work in Canada for up to three years after they finish their studies.

Situated in beautiful Abbotsford British Columbia, UFV is just a short drive away from the city of Vancouver. UFV has mild weather. Even during the winter months, UFV remains green, averaging only a few days of snow each year. One of Canada’s most ethnically diverse regions, the Abbotsford is, like cities across Canada, a safe and friendly place for international students to live and study.

 

Why study in our institution & the benefits of doing so?

You come first

At UFV, your success is what matters most – in class, on campus, and after you graduate. We’re here for you outside of class, too, whether you need academic advice, counselling, career guidance, free English writing and peer tutorial help, or just a sympathetic ear.

You get a top-rated education

We offer more than 100 programs UFV. Our most in-demand programs based on local career prospects are in business/finance, sciences, psychology, graphic design, media arts and IT. We’re consistently rated one of B.C.’s top universities, and UFV is recognized internationally for student success and our excellent learning environment. As a teaching-oriented university, UFV not only provides you with quality instruction, but with engaging learning opportunities that ensure you are job-ready and equipped to make an impact when you graduate.

Affordable Tuition Fees

As a full time student you can expect spend around $19,000 per year of study. This makes UFV one of the most affordable universities in Canada! All of our undergraduate programs cost the exact same, making budgeting your expenses really easy. 

Gain Canadian Work Experience 

Earn money, test out career options, and launch your career now while you are studying. Through UFV’s co-op education program, students can work and get paid while still studying. Our Co-op coordinators help students to get connected with top employers in our area and beyond. Students also have the option to work on or off campus for up to 20 hours a week during the school year. Graduates can also potentially work in Canada for up to three years after they finish their studies through Canada’s post-graduate work permit. 

You get the best backyard

The Fraser Valley is an incredible place to live and go to school. You are surrounded by some of B.C.’s most stunning scenery — think rolling farmland, snow-dusted mountain peaks, glacial lakes, roaring waterfalls, and thick forests threaded with hiking trails. Plus, each UFV campus resides in a friendly and ethnically diverse community that boasts plenty of opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Around every corner, there are little gems to discover, with new farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries and trendy shops cropping up all the time. The Fraser Valley is also conveniently close to Metro Vancouver, the U.S. border, and the Abbotsford International Airport.

On Campus Residence

Live on campus only a 2 minute walk away from all the academic buildings. All students get a private room and share a living space with only one other student. The residence building comes fully furnished and has multiple kitchens. This allows students to save money by cooking their own food! But for those students who do not want to cook we offer a wonderful meal plan option. 

Great entrance scholarships! 

We love to recognize students who have worked hard to achieve top marks in their high school or post-secondary studies. After you submit your application you may qualify for one of our many International Entrance Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to top academic students and have a top value of $20,000 CDN!! 

Meet people from around the world

UFV has 14,000 students, with just over 2000 international students from 70+ different countries. Make life long friends from all over the world while you earn your degree. 

Campus Life

Attending a Canadian university is more then just studying and working. You want to have fun too! Take part in one of our many clubs or associations, or join us in our Global Lounge for our weekly activities and game nights. We also have a 2 large gyms, a fitness centre, and students get free access to a swimming pool. 

Participate in our experiential learning opportunities and apply your academic knowledge to the real world.

 

Admission Requirements:

General Requirements:
Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 high school and must meet program specific entrance requirements for admission.

English Requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) – overall score of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0
  • TOEFL – score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
  • CAEL – score of 70
  • PTE – score of 61 with 60 in writing
  • Duolingo – 110 or higher
  • IB or AP English

Program Requirements:
Please consult a copy of the UFV academic calendar for detailed admissions requirements for each program. (https://www.ufv.ca/calendar/current/)

 

Academic programs available for International Students and Intake dates:

https://www.ufv.ca/admissions/programs-accepting-applications/ 

 

UFV Viewbookhttp://international.ufv.ca/study-in-canada/viewbook/ 

 

Documents to submit with application: 

  • Your high school transcript(s) and proof of graduation if you have graduated from high school, or a copy of your interim high school transcript(s) if you are currently in high school.
  • Your English language score (TOEFL, IELTS, LPI). To get your TOEFL iBT score sent automatically to UFV use code 9736 when you take the test.
  • Your passport.

 

  • Total enrollment : 14,000
  • No. of international students : 1,400
Specialities
  • Academics
  • Diversity
  • Clubs & Activities
  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Library
  • Residential Hostel
  • Industry focus learning
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