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    University of the Fraser Valley: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Apr 29, 2021

    Founded as Fraser Valley College in 1974, the University of Fraser Valley received university status in 2008. With its main campus at Abbotsford, the university has a total of six campuses with one in Chandigarh, India. The rest are in Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz. Every year, the university enrolls about 15,000 students comprising around 14% international students from 86 different countries. The top 5 countries from where students enroll are India, China, Vietnam, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

    The programs offered at the University of the Fraser Valley include undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificate, diploma, adult learning, continuing education, and co-operative education options. Admission to the university is done on a semester-based academic calendar with intakes in Fall, Winter, and Spring. The cost of studying in Canada is among the lowest compared to other locations in the world. Moreover, international tuition costs at the University of the Fraser Valley are much lower compared to other universities in Canada.


    Type Public
    Establishment Year 1974
    Location Abbotsford, British Columbia
    Campus Setting Urban
    No. of Campuses 5
    Campus Accommodation Available
    Mode of Program Full-time
    Average Class Size 25
    Cost of Attendance 30,000 CAD (approx.)
    Student Retention Rate 77%
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    University of the Fraser Valley Courses

    • The University of the Fraser Valley offers over 100 programs.
    • The university offers 17 bachelor's degrees with majors, minors, and extended minors in 35 subject areas and 3 master's degrees.
    • Additionally, 68 undergraduate certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs, 4 graduate certificates, 22 trades and technology programs, 22 adult learning and continuing education programs, over 40 study abroad programs, and 6 major co-operative education options are available for students to choose from.
    • There are 7 colleges and faculties offering programs i.e. College of Arts, Faculty of Access and Continuing Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Professional Studies, Faculty of Science, and School of Graduate Studies.
    • The 5 largest academic departments at the university are Business Administration, Mathematics, Criminology/ Criminal Justice, English, & Psychology.

    University of the Fraser Valley Campus

    • The main campus University of Fraser Valley has its main campus in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver, British Columbia.
    • The University has five campuses located in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz and in Chandigarh, India.
    • Abbotsford's main campus features several student-centered facilities such as a library, office spaces, a cafeteria, a residential area, a bookstore and, sports and, students’ centers.
    • The second campus, the Chilliwack campus located in Canada Education Park is spread across 85 acres of land and has LEED Gold certification.
    • The Mission campus at the Heritage Park center offers educational programs in graphics and digital design.
    • The Chandigarh campus of the university is one of its kind Canadian institutions in Canada.
    • UFV's academic activity is organized into seven faculties and three schools.
    • Student life activities include athletics such as basketball for both men and women teams, non-competitive sports provided by clubs such as hip-hop dance, badminton, and cricket, etc.

    The University of the Fraser Valley Residence

    • The University of the Fraser Valley has provisions for both on-campus and off-campus accommodation.
    • The University has one on-campus student residence, known as Baker House, on the Abbotsford campus. It has 102 suites that can accommodate 204 students.
    • Each suite in Baker House has two separate bedrooms.
    • Each hall has a furnished kitchen, bathroom, and student dorms that have beds, desk, chair, drawer, closet space, etc.
    • Students living on campus score 10% higher than the average student.
    • Students will be within the campus and will have access to the Library, Math Centre, Assessment Centre, Student Services, and Educational Technology Services.

    University of the Fraser Valley Application Process

    The University of the Fraser Valley accepts international students if they fulfill 3 types of requirements i.e. the general requirements, English requirements, and program-specific requirements.

    Application Deadlines

    International students need to apply early to ensure consideration for the intake term they are interested in. 

    Type Fall (Sept to Dec) Winter (Jan to Apr) Summer (May to Aug)
    Applications Open October 1, 2021 May 1, 2022 October 1, 2021
    Offers of Admission February Continuous  Continuous
    Registration June November  March

    How to Apply?

    International students seeking admission to the University of Fraser Valley must follow the steps discussed below:

    Application Portal: Online Application

    Application fee: 150 CAD

    Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application:

    • Official high school transcripts (This must be in English if not, a certified English translation must be submitted)
    • Completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12
    • A Letter of Intent
    • Letters of references
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency

    Know about exams required to study in Canada.

    University of the Fraser Valley Cost of Attendance

    • Students planning to attend the University of the Fraser Valley should expect to spend a total approximate of 30,000 CAD for the first year of study (two full-time semesters for a total of eight months).
    • The expenses one should expect include tuition fees, administration fees, books and supplies, medical insurance, personal expenses, and cost of living in Canada accommodation.
    • The table given below shows the estimated breakdown of costs for the first two semesters:
    Expenses Amount (in CAD)
    Tuition Fee  15,120
    Co-op Placement 1,200
    Ancillary and Student Fee 860
    International Administration Fee 1,460
    Housing and Meals 9,900
    Medical Insurance 800
    Health and Dental 195
    Books and Supplies 1,280
    UFV Residence 5,900
    Living Expenses 4,000

    University of the Fraser Valley Scholarships

    • The University of Fraser Valley makes provision for financial aid through scholarships to International students.
    • Top international students at the University who demonstrate academic excellence are awarded the following scholarships every year:
      • International Entrance Excellence Scholarship worth 10,000 CAD is awarded to the top 5 international applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on 4.0
      • International Regional Entrance Scholarship worth 5,000 CAD is awarded to the top 35 of the applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0
    • The scholarship deadline is April 1 for the Fall semester entry and October 1 for the Winter semester entry.
    • Scholarships will be issued as a tuition credit in the recipient's first semester of studies at UFV.
    • Students can also avail of scholarships to study in Canada provided by EduCanada and other external organizations.
    • International students with a valid study permit are allowed to take up on-campus and off-campus part-time jobs.

    University of the Fraser Valley Alumni Network

    • The members of the university’s alumni association are entitled to several benefits such as:
      • Membership cards
      • Offers on convocation
      • Discounts on Affinity programs
      • Alumni engagement opportunities
      • Campus privileges such as access to the career center, athletic discounts, activity center membership, bookstore discount, access to the library.
    • The University of the Fraser Valley is home to several notable alumni who are excelling in their different areas of expertise. Some of these alumni include:
      • More Dhaliwal - Chief Strategist and co-founder of Skyrocket
      • Seamus Hefferman - An Author
      • Deniz Petekkaya - Marketing Assistant

    University of the Fraser Valley Placements

    • The university has a career center to provide assistance to its students in finding job opportunities in Canada.
    • The university subscribes to the CareerLink portal to create a match of employers and prospective employees.
    • The career center organizes job fairs, workshops, and helps in polishing the employability skills of the students.
    • Individual counseling and advising are also available for the students to search for the right career path.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques. What is the application fee of the University of the Fraser Valley?

    Ans. The university charges 150 CAD as a non-refundable application fee.

    Ques. What are the deadlines to apply to the UFV? Can I still apply after the deadline?

    Ans. Admissions at the UFV for many programs are offered on a ‘First Applied, First Admitted’ (Rolling) basis. The university continues to admit students until the programs are full. The applications are accepted even after the application deadlines, which may be accommodated in the next intake if the current one is full.

    Ques. Does the University of the Fraser Valley offer scholarships?

    Ans. The university has merit-based entrance scholarships and other merit and need-based awards.

    Ques. Does the University of the Fraser Valley have student housing on campus?

    Ans. Yes, the student residence, Baker House, has been available for accommodation since August 2007.

    Ques. What is the average tuition fee for international students at the University of the Fraser Valley?

    Ans. The average fee ranges from 15000 to 19000 CAD per year depending upon the courses and the duration.

    Ques. How long will it take to complete my program?

    Ans. A certificate program normally takes two full-time semesters (15 credits or more) to complete and a diploma takes four semesters. A bachelor's degree takes eight semesters, a post-degree certificate a year or less, and a master's degree two years.

    Ques. I am currently studying at a college/university. Can I transfer my credits to UFV?

    Ans. Yes, UFV accepts transfer credits from accredited post-secondary institutions. To have your credentials evaluated, you must first submit an application to the university.

    Ques. Can I work part-time while I am studying?

    Ans. Yes, international students have various options for working in Canada. Students can work on-campus in the work-study program, which allows for flexible working hours around your class schedule. Students can also apply for an off-campus work permit for off-campus employment.

    Ques. Will UFV refund my fees if my application for a study permit is not approved?

    Ans. Yes, you need to send the refusal letter to the university and after deducting an administration fee of 100 CAD the fees shall be refunded.

    $ 13,3881st YEAR

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    University of the Fraser Valley Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $13,388 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    6 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Fall Deadlines

    January 31

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Spring Deadlines

    December 31

    Application deadline

    March 1

    Application results

    Winter Deadlines

    August 31

    Application deadline

    January 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.59-
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-88120-

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $13,388 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $9,375 / Year
    On Campus
    Residence and Meal Plan
    $5,603 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Canadian Association for Social Work Education


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 48 Students Rating

    7.4 out of 10
    7.2/10Social Life


    7.8 /10

    This gets you an admission to one of the most reputed university of Canada, that is university of Windsor. For which you do require GMAT, thus this programme skips that requirement for you and guarantees a seat in the University of your choice. You do have an option to be a part of Canada west university as well.

    Course Curriculum :

    Yes the course is designed in such a way that you will have to go in the field to collect first hand information and interact with over thousands of individuals. Other than that the University itself gets ambassadors from Canada as well as India. There are industrial visits as well to MNC and local companies.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    6.0 /10

    Canam and edwise suggested me hell wrong decision. I had to join to save my sem.

    Course Curriculum :

    Most of the affairs of the University are the responsibility of the board along with the administration, management and the control of revenue. The plans will be made regarding the consistency of the system. All the assistance and the support will be provided by the management. The main aim is to help the students, listening to their views regarding their satisfaction and they must be given a full chance to ahead their beliefs on any matter.

    6 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7.7 /10

    Because of various placement opportunities available In the university and the majority of them are CPA's aspire to become a CPA so I can get good guidance

    Course Curriculum :

    I think the core Bachelors in business administration is a great course for people were interested in business and its working and it provides a great insight into the real world with masturbation and how to run and start a successful venture

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7.2 /10

    I accepted my offer to complete an undergraduate program because at Fraser Valley there was a more than satisfactory Business Program at my disposal. Perhaps most economical when discussing tuition costs and rent in the area around Abbotsford, where the university is. I adore the small class sizes at the university along with how attentive it's business faculty is. I chose Business Administration at UFV because of it being a route to my goals of working in the field of Finance or Accounting

    Course Curriculum :

    What I have been taught so far seems relevant to the line of work I want to pursue right after graduation. UFV doesn't expect students to know what major they want to work towards right after high school so the program is generalized which means it is necessary for a student to complete introductory courses in all branches of business. Everything part of the program is the latest in business and finance overall.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7.2 /10

    Fraser Valley's BCIS program trains in both management and computers. I knew I wouldn't secure a offer from bigger universities such as UBC for their computer science program. Fraser Valley's CIS program carries the same skills but sees a lot less drop out rate due to the program being easier than other universities teaching the same program. I could pay for about 3 terms of any program here and it would still cost equal or less than 2 terms at SFU etc so it's cheap too.

    Course Curriculum :

    My way of thinking on what I heard as instruction in almost 3 years of the program is elementary level understanding of several essential coding languages such as C++, Python, Java, SQL etc and that each university course is only meant to introduce us to the languages and in my eyes, University of the Fraser Valley does that very well with at least one course each in all these languages if not more ( SQL and web development has two each ). I was given a couple of industrial tours when I was back in India and both of them were fun.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Pharmacy
    • Restaurant
    • Hospital
    • Airport
    • Train Station

    Bus Station

    Gillis at McKenzie0.14 km
    King at King0.31 km
    King at College0.57 km
    King at McCallum0.58 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Sunglass Outfitters by Sunglass Hut0.79 km
    McCallum Centre1.92 km
    The Flatiron2.17 km
    Fraser Ridge Shopping Centre2.41 km
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    Famous Chicken1.25 km
    Restaurant 621.32 km
    Subway1.43 km
    WINGS Abbotsford1.53 km
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    CAB52.24 km
    Tristan Heliport4.54 km
    Abbotsford Shell Aerocentre5.47 km
    Compass Heli Tours5.48 km
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    Book Store

    UFV Bookstore0.28 km
    ABC Christian Store0.62 km
    Once Upon A Child Abbotsford1.38 km
    Hemingway's Books and Records2.27 km
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    Marshall Pharmacy1.10 km
    Walmart Pharmacy1.26 km
    Remedy's Rx Crossroads Pharmacy1.52 km
    Costco Pharmacy1.54 km
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    Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre2.13 km
    Menno Place Receiving Dock2.19 km
    Bowen Therapy & Emmett2.36 km
    Emergency Vet2.91 km
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    Train Station

    Passenger Thermodynamics7.05 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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