UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY - [UFV], ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1974Established Year

The University of Fraser Valley (UFV) is a public university in Canada with campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, British Columbia. The university was known for its vocational training before being the university status. It houses ten research centers which majorly focus on issues in the region.

Why Choose University of Fraser Valley?

  • Received the most A grades in quality of education, student-faculty interaction and ease of registration.
  • Webometrics rank: 69th in Canada, 4641st  worldwide.
  • Uniranks: 53rd in Canada

Why University of Fraser Valley Stands Out?

  • Funding of CAD 54 million annually
  • Student-faculty ratio: 25:1
  • Student satisfaction of 96%
  • 40+ study abroad programs
  • Partnership with institutions in Easter and Central Asia, Australia, Europe and Middle East.
  • International population from India, China, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia and Japan

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Academic staff718
Total number of students14,601
International students1,332
International tuition feeCAD 16,620
Total programsMore than 100
Bachelor’s programs15
Languages for coursesEnglish
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL, CAEL, PTE, CanTEST, MELAB, LPI
Websitehttps://www.ufv.ca/

Programs Offered at UFV

University of Fraser Valley has offers in both full-time and part-time programs at the following levels –

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Associate degree
  • Certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Graduate studies

UFV has 7 faculties and schools –

  • College of Arts
  • Faculty of Access and Continuing Education
  • Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Professional Studies
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Graduate Studies

Bachelor programs

Adult EducationAgriculture ScienceAgriculture Management
AnthropologyApplied Ethical and Political PhilosophyArt History
AviationBiologyBusiness Administration
ChemistryChild and Youth careCommunications
Computer Information SystemsComputing ScienceCreative Writing
Criminal JusticeEconomicsEducation
EnglishFine ArtsFrench
General StudiesGeographyHistory
Global Development StudiesGraphic and Digital DesignIndigenous Studies
KinesiologyLatin American StudiesMathematics & Statistics
Media and Communication studiesMedia ArtsNursing
Peace and Conflict StudiesPhilosophyPhysical Geography
PhysicsPolitical SciencePsychology

Certificate programs

AccountingAdministrationAdult Education
Advanced Medical Office AssistantAircraft Structures TechnicianApplied Business Technology
Architectural DraftingAutomotive ScienceCertified Dental Assistant
Collision Repair and RefinishCommunity Support WorkerComputer Information Systems

Programs offered under Graduate Studies –

  • Child Life & Community Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Master of Social Work

University of Fraser Valley Campus & Residence

University of Fraser Valley has five different campuses.

Abbotsford campus

  • UFV’s main and permanent campus.
  • Homes to major faculties and schools

Chilliwack campus

  • LEED Gold-certified facility with stunning large classrooms, state-of-the-art science and computer labs, dental clinic, nursing station, a library and a cafeteria, a human performance lab with ECG lab and teaching lab.
  • North campus offers courses on theatre, agriculture and nursing, philosophy, computer information systems, childhood development and business
  • South campus has Faculty of health sciences, Trades and Technology center and Agriculture center of excellence.

Hope centre

  • Regional center, runs in partnership with the Fraser-Cascade school district
  • Offers upgrading and continuing education courses

Mission campus

  • Located at Heritage Park Centre and offers continuing education, adult basic education, and Graphic & Digital Design program.
  • Homes middle school, community theatre, and a fitness centre.

Chandigarh campus

  • Operates an institute associated with UFV in Chandigarh, India.
  • 273 students enrolled presently

Residence

  • Baker House on the Abbotsford Campus provides residential facility to students
  • Each suite has two separate bedrooms.
  • The residence can hold 204 students.
  • Students can also seek off-campus housing through the UFV website

Application Process

Students must check the requirements for the program of their choice before applying for the University. International candidates must check the requirements stated for the countries they are apply from.

Prerequisites

  • Original transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test score
  • Essay
  • Letter of Intent

English Language Requirement

An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by UFV.

Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency: -

Test NameMinimum score for undergraduate and graduate programs
IELTS6.5
TOEFL88
CAEL70
PTE61
CambridgeCertificate of Proficiency in English with minimum C
CanTEST4.5
MELAB85
LPI30
EIKENGrade 1

What to do next?

  • Domestic applicant must apply through EdPlannerBC.
  • Create a profile using email id and password
  • Fill the information asked in the application form
  • International students must apply directly on the university website.
  • Create a profile using a valid username, email id and password.
  • Fill the information asked
  • Submit the documents required
  • The status of the application can be checked through the application portal.

Application fee

  • Application fee is CAD 150
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable
  • Fees can be paid via credit card.

Costs and Expenses

Tuition fee:

Canadian studentsCAD 2,500 – CAD 5,000
International studentsCAD 17,000 – CAD 25,000

Additional Expenses:

Student and Ancillary feesCAD 840
International Administration feeCAD 1,450
Medical and Dental premiumsCAD 1,120
Books and suppliesCAD 1,280
UFV ResidenceCAD 5,500
Living ExpensesCAD 4,000
Inter-Campus Shuttle FeeCAD 27

Residence fee

Shared 2 Bedroom SuitePer Person
Application feeCAD 50
Non-Refundable Room Offer Acceptance FeeCAD 500
Resident Programming FeeCAD 50 - CAD 100
Damage depositCAD 300
Orientation feeCAD 40
Residence fee- first installmentCAD 3,332
Residence fee- second installmentCAD 1,619
Optional holiday breakCAD 200

Meal Plan

Meal PlanPrice
Commuter plan (valid for 30 days)CAD 250
Base camp (valid for full semester)CAD 1,000
Alpine (valid for full semester)CAD 1,500
Summit (valid for full semester)CAD 2,000

Financial Aid offered by University of Fraser Valley      

University of Fraser Valley offers a wide range of financial aid to assist its students. The university offers scholarships to the entering students as well as continuing students.

Some scholarships offered by UFV are –

ScholarshipEligibilityAmount
International Undergraduate Student Entrance ScholarshipGPA of 3.33 (B+) in post-secondaryCAD 1,000
BC Region High School International Student Entrance ScholarshipGPA of 3.33 (B+) in all grade 12 coursesCAD 5,000
International High School Diploma Entrance ScholarshipGPA of 3.33 (B+) in all grade 12 coursesCAD 1,000
International Student Academic Excellence Award3.67 GPA2 awards (CAD 1,000 each)
International Student Endowment ScholarshipGPA of 3.0Varies
Mizue Tominaga Endowment Leadership Award for International StudentsInternational students with volunteerism and leadership skillsVaries
Dhami Family Endowment Leadership Award for Transferring Chandigarh StudentsAll students transferringCAD 500

Additional Awards & Scholarships

  • American Association of Geographers annual scholarship
  • Bob Smith annual history department prize
  • Canadian Association of geographer’s annual scholarship 
  • Doug McDowell Memorial Endowment Scholarship
  • Guy Rushton Special Recognition Award
  • Jim and Patty Michaud Annual Scholarship
  • UFV Academic Scholarships
  • UFV Bachelor of Fine Arts Annual Graduate Award
  • UFV Communications Endowment Scholarship
  • Hollister Criminal Justice Endowment Scholarship
  • Kinesiology Student Association Annual Leadership Award

UFV Work Study Program

  • Students can work on-campus, part-time jobs which are built according to their study schedule.
  • Students can work up to 120 hours of work per semester.
  • Pay is CAD 10.25 per hour
  • A student should be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits for the current semester.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater.

Work off Campus

  • If a student has been a full-time student for 6 months, they can work off-campus  
  • Students can work up tp 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks.

UFV’s Cooperative Education (Co-op)

  • UFV Co-op program allows students to combine academic studies with paid work experience in a career-related field..
  • Co-op work terms are four, eight, 12 months and can be full-time, part-time or both.
  • Offered for the students in Arts, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Library and Information Technology, and Science. 

Requirements for Co-op:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies
  • Have a valid study permit
  • Be accepted into one of the UFV’s programs offering the co-op option
  • Minimum of 18 credits
  • GPA of 2.33 (C+) for diploma or 2.67 (B-) for the degree.
  • Required documents (transcripts, official letter, certificate, etc.)
  • Have graduated from a public post-secondary school, a college, or university.
  • Apply for a work permit within 90 days of completion of graduation.
  • Have a valid study permit during applying for work permit.

Alumni Network

  • The UFV Alumni Association is a group of alumni representatives that organizes events, coordinates programs.
  • Has a network of 36,500 alumni

UFV alumni are honored with various awards like

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards
  • Alumni Association Leadership Awards
  • Alumni Association Graduate Leadership Award

UFV alumni are offered various benefits both on and off campus. They are:

  • Membership Cards
  • Convocation offers
  • Affinity Program Offers
  • Alumni Engagement
  • Campus Privileges - Enjoy discounts and benefits around the UFV campus.

Some of the UFV’s notable alumni are

  • Lane Anderson - Editor
  • Dessa Bayrock – MA, University of Ottawa
  • Richel Davies – Human Resources
  • Stephanie Gorner – Lawyer
  • Lacey Hall – MA, University of British Columbia
  • Mariam Huxley – MFA, University of British Columbia
  • Adam Simpson – United Nations
  • Sarah Sovereign – Photographer
  • Jessica Wind – MA, University of Ottawa
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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 21,530
Bachelors Tuition Fees$21530
Post graduate Tuition Fees$25000
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 3,071
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
8,164
International Students
1,332
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SUMMER SEASON )
Application Deadline
December 31, 2018
Start of Application process July 01, 2018
End of Application process December 31, 2018
Application Fee
$ 150
Application website www.ufv.ca/admissi...
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
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Min. 6.5
Total Applications
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Min. 88
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