Who We Are
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV has campuses in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, and locations in Mission and Hope.
UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet small class sizes allow you to get to know your instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. We offer more than 100 programs, including 3 master’s degrees, 21 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 35 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs.
APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION for Fall 2023 at University of the Fraser Valley open on Saturday, October 1.
Updated COVID Information for UFV students is available HERE on our website.
33844 King Road,
Chilliwack Campus at the Canada Education Park
45190 Caen Avenue,
33700 Prentis Avenue,
33844 King Road
Chilliwack Campus at the Canada Education Park
45190 Caen Avenue
33700 Prentis Avenue
- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate Degree
- Certificates: 1 Year or Less
- Diplomas: 2-3 Years
- Bachelor’s Degree: Arts & Science
- Master’s Degree / Graduate Credentials
- Professional Degrees
- Trades Apprenticeship
- Trades Foundation Certificate
- Upgrading / HS Completion
- Bachelor’s Degree: Career-Focused
Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
- Agriculture, Natural Resources and Science
- Business and Management
- Computer and Information Systems
- Education and Library Sciences
- Engineering and Electronics
- Health Related
- Legal and Social Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Visual, Performing and Fine Arts
- Upgrading Programs
- Transportation: Air, Land, Marine
- Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Service
- Construction and Precision Production
- Mechanical and Related
Study Abroad Opportunities
UFV partners with institutions abroad in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and the Middle East and has Student Exchange Partnerships in more than 50 different destinations. Study Tours and international Internships are also part of UFV Abroad experiences available to students.
Basic Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet ONE of these General Requirements for admission: B.C. high school graduation or equivalent; Or completion of a minimum of nine UFV or transferable post-secondary credits with a minimum 2.00 GPA (C average) based on all credits attempted; Or a minimum of 19 years of age by the start of the first class; Or, for admission into preparatory level programs only, a minimum of 17 years of age and out of high school for at least one year by the start of the semester. Many programs will also require students to meet other entrance requirements, such as grade 12 graduation, completion of specific courses with certain grades or averages, written statements, references, or the submission of a portfolio.
IB and AP Credits
IB diploma courses and AP courses may be used in place of regular grade 12 courses in the same discipline, either for meeting course prerequisites or meeting entrance requirements that include approved grade 12 courses. Transfer credit for IB courses may be granted to students who complete certain higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Normally, a minimum grade of 5 is required for transfer of IB courses, and a minimum grade of 4 is required for transfer of AP courses.
English Proficiency Requirements
English is the language of instruction at UFV. To be successful, applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by meeting the following requirement: minimum C+ final grade in one of English 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, or IB English. International students can review accepted English test scores on the UFV International website.
Admission dates and deadlines depending on the program. Some accept applications only for specific start dates, while others will accept your application at any time. For programs with applications for specific intakes, submit your application as early as possible. For programs with continuous application, high school graduates who meet entrance requirements may apply any time. Grade 12 students graduating in June may apply for continuous application programs starting October 1 of their grade 12 year.
The application fee for new domestic students in $47.76 and for international students is $150 [Cdn]. There is no application fee for Upgrading and University Preparation programs.
How to Apply
Apply online through EducationPlannerBC from the link on the website.
Entrance Scholarships Deadline
The deadline to apply is March 1.
Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info
UFV’s residence, which houses 204 students, is called Baker House and is located on the Abbotsford campus.
Total Average Residence Cost
Residence Cost Details
Residence fees for a full eight-month academic year (September – April), total $5,860, including the $50 application fee. Meal plans are not required for living in residence.
How to Apply
Apply online through the myUFV student portal
International Student Info
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is one hour from Vancouver, and offers master’s degrees, undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, college certificates and diplomas, and comprehensive English Language Studies (ELS) upgrading options for international students. Extensive support services, activities, sports and clubs, as well as the opportunity to volunteer and work in Canada, make UFV a great place to study.
English Language Requirement
The English Language Requirement for academic programs can be met in many different ways, including English 12 C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent), or an LPI – score of 30 (Level 5). Tests that will meet the requirements include IELTS, TOEFL and CAEL. Check the international website for details on required scores in these and other test options.