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Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver Campus is one of the largest independent, not for profit Universities in BC, enrolling over 980 students in Graduate and Undergraduate studies. 

While our Vancouver campus opened in 2007, our University was founded in New Jersey in 1942, and is the State’s largest independent University, serving 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. 

FDU has two US campuses in Northern New Jersey, and another in Wroxton, England.

FDU Vancouver’s degree programs are accredited in the US and Canada through the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. You are eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) if you complete one of the degrees below and you meet all other PGWP criteria:

·         Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

·         Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

·         Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies

·         Master of Administrative Science

·         Master of Science in Hospitality Management Studies

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.



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842 Cambie Street,
Vancouver, BC


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
• #8 World ranking for the best Hospitality and Hotel management schools by CEO World Magazine 2020
• Generous Domestic and International Student Scholarships (From US $14,640 to US $73,320 over 4 years program)
• Embracing Global Citizenship and multiculturalism (980 Students from over 70 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

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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, as well as for students to come to one of our four campuses.

Study Abroad Info

Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements


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.


English Proficiency Requirements

Accepted Tests of English Proficiency

For applicants studying in Canadian High School: Completion of Grade 11 English and Grade 12 English with 60% average or above.

  • TOEFL – Internet-based: 70 or higher
    • FDU Vancouver Campus testing code: 7627
  • IELTS – Overall band score of 6.0 or higher. Min bands in individual scores may be required by specific academic programs. Some applicants may be asked to take FDU English Placement Test prior to arrival.
  • PEARSONS – PTE Academic English Exam: 53 or higher
  • SAT (for first year undergraduate freshman students only)
    • 420 or higher on the Critical Reading (old testing system)
    • 480 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
    • FDU Vancouver Campus testing code: 5823
  • CAE – Cambridge Advanced English with score = C
  • FCE – Cambridge English First with score = B
  • Step Eiken – Grade 1
  • MELAB – Michigan English Language Assessment Battery = 77
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment = 65
  • CanTEST – Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees = 4.0
  • GTEC – General Test of English Communication = 1150
  • ACT – English = 22


Application Deadline

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 to four weeks from submission for Undergraduate programs.

Application Fee

$100 USD application fee must be paid by credit card to submit the application.

How to Apply

Online Application only. The applicants can apply through the link: https://www.applyweb.com/fdu

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Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Available
Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Entrance Scholarships and Grants:

Colonel Dickinson Scholarship at the Vancouver Campus

 All first time, Grade 12 domestic students are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship. Students achieving 80% overall academic course average will receive 75% off the tuition, and students achieving 73% -79% overall academic course average will receive 65% off the tuition

  • 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

Entrance Requirements:

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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