Who We Are

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multidisciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture. Founded in 1942, FDU is New Jersey’s largest private University, serving nearly 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University’s two U.S. campuses are in northern New Jersey, near New York City. In addition to the Vancouver Campus in BC, Canada, the University owns and operates a campus in Wroxton, England.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus offers students one of the few opportunities to earn an American college degree while studying in Canada. All degree programs offered at the Vancouver Campus have been authorized by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus welcomes students from around the world to create a culturally diverse learning environment. Vancouver offers resources to students who need additional support in developing their English-language skills before starting degree studies.

FDU is an institution of higher education “of and for the world” – of the world in the sense of being worldly and cosmopolitan, for the world in the sense of being civic-minded. FDU is the first university to earn Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council and the Founding Member of UN Academic Impact Program. Today, with campuses in Vancouver, Canada; Wroxton, UK; and at our base in New Jersey, USA, a network of university alliances across the globe and with the UN, and the timeless vision of producing positive impact in all the communities we serve.

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Campus Locations

FDU Vancouver Campus

842 Cambie Street,
Vancouver, BC

FDU Vancouver Campus

842 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC

Nearby Highlights

Highlights of FDU Vancouver Campus:
• AACSB accredited Business program
• Undergraduate and Graduate degrees are accredited in both U.S and Canada
• Opportunity to study in FDU’s New Jersey Campus in U.S and Wroxton Campus in U.K while keeping the same scholarship and tuition amount from Vancouver
• #7 World ranking for the best Hospitality and Hotel management schools by CEO World Magazine 2022
• Generous International Student Scholarships (From US $14,640 to US $73,320 over 4 years program)
• Embracing Global Citizenship and multiculturalism (1,000 Students from over 80 different countries)
• United Nations Affiliation: FDU is one of the first Universities to have NGO status with the U.N. which provides FDU students with opportunities to attend special United Nations events.
• Award- winning Model United Nations Team
• Strong Academic and student support program: Free Writing tutoring and peer-tutoring service, academic advising and free student counselling services.

Credentials Available
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master’s Degree / Graduate Credentials

Programs Programs

Featured Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

FDU Bachelor of Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This “seal of approval” is the hallmark of excellence in management education and represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University is one of only four AACSB accredited institutions in British Columbia.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a 120-credit program offered by FDU’s Silberman College of Business. The degree will prepare you to become a leader in business and management — someone who will bring ethical perspectives to any professional environment. Driven by the needs of global industry, our programming emphasizes professional development and enables our students to maximize their success while in school and long after they graduate. Employers increasingly seek students with a global mindset, who are entrepreneurial in their thinking and actions, and possess strong communication and analytical skills. Just ask those who have come before you and become prominent executives in the world of business. Your business degree coursework will give you firsthand experience with the business community, providing you with proven methods in financial and strategic analysis, general business planning and implementation.

Bachelor of Science program in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science program in Information Technology offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on Information Technology and Computer Science. The program is unique in that it merges traditional academic topics with cutting edge and leading current IT practices & technology. The program provides students with the competencies necessary to plan, customize and manage secure network and operating system configurations for optimum business applications and plan, design, and maintain professional quality websites and internet applications for e-commerce and
other business applications.
The B.S. in Information Technology program has adopted the Student Outcomes of the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. The main objective of the B.S. in Information Technology is to produce graduates who enter into and advance in the profession of information technology, management information systems, business administration, or other related fields. Graduates can continue their education by obtaining professional certificates or advanced degrees in information technology, business administration, or other related fields.

Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies degree is a baccalaureate program structured to meet the general educational needs of learners in the liberal arts. For students with previous post-secondary education, the program allows students to receive up to 90 transfer credits. In addition to providing liberal arts skills and broad exposure to the major bodies of knowledge, students may pursue a single or double specialization, allowing in-depth study in an area related to their career aspirations. The result is a degree program that suits the needs of students who desire a broad educational experience and possess traditional coursework experience that can be equated with credit-bearing courses.

In addition to providing liberal arts skills and broad exposure to the major bodies of knowledge, the B.A. individualized studies program also allows students the opportunity to pursue a single or double area of study in depth. The specializations are:
• Applied Technology
• Business
• Communications
• Hospitality & Tourism
• International Studies
• Leadership Administration
• Humanities

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Areas of Study Available
  • Business and Management
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Service

Study Abroad Opportunities

Fairleigh Dickinson as a university body promotes the ideal of global citizenship and what better embodies that than embracing the opportunity to expand your international learning experience by further studying in another country. Being able to visit other countries and institutions can be a part of your University experience. FDU offers a wide range of opportunities for students to both study abroad at other Universities or FDU campuses. Here are the 5 ways that you can study internationally:

  1. FDU Wroxton College – Study Abroad at our campus in the Wroxton, England
  2. FDU New Jersey – Study Abroad at FDU main campus located in New Jersey, USA
  3. FDU American Study Center in China – Study Abroad in one of the world’s most dynamic countries
  4. FDU Short-term Courses – Study Abroad with FDU Faculty
  5. Global Partners and external partners- Study Abroad anywhere the world
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Admissions Admissions

IB and AP Credits

Students who completed any of the following may be eligible for transfer credits. Please submit a copy of the exam results with your application package:

  • IB Diploma/ Certificates: 5 or higher per Higher Level exam
  • GCE A-levels: C or above per A-level exam (up to 6 credits)
  • Advanced placement credit will be given to students who have taken college-level courses in secondary school and have achieved the appropriate test score on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination.

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English Proficiency Requirements

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 (September) application is now open for all Undergraduate programs.

FDU Vancouver offers rolling admission, which means that there is no specified application deadline. The University will review the application and notify the applicant of its decision between two weeks from complete application submission for Undergraduate programs.

Application Fee

$135 CAD for domestic students or $100 USD for international students application fee must be paid by credit card to submit the application.

How to Apply

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Entrance Scholarships Available
Entrance Scholarships Deadline

**NEW DOMESTIC TUITION: CAD 6,000 per year (10 courses)

Entrance Scholarships and Grants for International Students:

Colonel Dickinson Scholarship at the Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students with 24 or fewer credits are eligible.
  • The Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarships range from US$50,640 to $75,960 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$422 to US$633 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Gregory H. Olsen Scholarships

  • First-time, full-time freshman and transfer students with 24 or fewer credits declaring a major in Information Technology are eligible.
  • The Gregory H. Olsen Scholarships range from US$30,866 to $77,226 for a full program of study (122 credits); US$253 to US$633 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study and a major in Information Technology.

Global Leaders Grant at the Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen, and transfer students are eligible.
  • The Global Leaders Grants have a value of up to US$1,000 and may be awarded in addition to a study grant or scholarship. The Grant is awarded in increments of US$250 over the first 4 consecutive terms of study.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 2.5 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Study Grants at the Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen, and transfer students are eligible.
  • The Study Grants have a value of US$15,120 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$126 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 2.50 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Provost’s Scholarship at Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time students, and transfer students are eligible.
  • The Provost’s Scholarships range from US$30,360 to US$40,440 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$253 to US$337 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Global Scholars Scholarship at the Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students with 16 or fewer credits are eligible.
  • The Global Scholars Scholarships range from US$30,360 to $75,960 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$253 to US$633 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study.
  • Deadline for Global Scholars Scholarship for Fall (September) intake: July 1 (annual)

Eligibility and guidelines

  1. All undergraduate students applying to the Vancouver Campus are considered for scholarships and study grants.
  2. Scholarships are renewable for each academic year, contingent upon successful academic performance (maintaining a 3.00 GPA or higher for scholarships and a 2.50 GPA or higher for Study Grants).
  3. Scholarship and grant award notification will be sent at the time of admission.
  4. Early admission applicants receive priority consideration.
  5. Scholarship and grant awards vary in amount, depending on the student’s prior academic achievement.
  6. Institutional Scholarships and Grants are awarded on a per-credit basis at the time of admission. They are not pro-rated in future terms to reflect adjustments in Tuition rates.
  7. Scholarship and Grant consideration is given to freshmen and transfer students.
  8. Scholarships may not be used at another institution.



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Residence Residence

Residence Options

Student Housing

FDU’s centrally located campus in downtown Vancouver allows students to choose from a variety of local housing options. If you have any questions about student housing, please contact the Student Services Office.


One of the most economical ways to meet your living requirements is to live with a Canadian family.

Apartments, Shared Accommodation, Roommate Finder

Get your own apartment or share a place with another person.

Residence Style and Short Term Accommodation

Stay in a student style residence, or arrange short term hotel accommodation while you are deciding on a place to live.

Landlords and Renters

Listings can be posted through the off campus housing service at OCH101.

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International Students International Students

International Student Info

Education Requirements

An applicant must have graduated from an accredited or government recognized secondary school or have received his or her General Education Development (GED) certificate.

It is recommended (but not required) that an applicant completes the equivalent of 16 academic (university preparatory) units in secondary school.


For transcripts not in English, a notarized or certified English translation must accompany the original transcript. A transcript is official only when it is sent directly from an institution to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver’s Admissions Office, or when it is submitted in a sealed envelope stamped by the institution.

For admissions purposes, copies of the transcripts are acceptable. If the student is admitted, the official transcript will be required.

Conditional Admission

Applicants unable to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement can receive conditional admission by enrolling in one of the partner English language schools in Vancouver:

Please refer to the complete list of FDU Vancouver Campus Pathway programs for more information.

Applicants must file both a Vancouver Campus Application for Admission and a separate admission application to the English language school of their choice.

Advanced Standing

Students who complete College Board Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university or college may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.

If an applicant has enrolled in an academic program at a regionally accredited college or university for at least two years on a full-time basis, high school transcripts are no longer required. Please submit the college/university transcripts instead. After an admission decision is made, a credential evaluation will be conducted to award appropriate transfer credits.


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