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University of the Fraser Valley Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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University of Fraser Valley has a student population of around 9500 students with 1700 international applicants from over 64 countries. The University offers 17 Bachelors’ programs and 2 Masters’ programs. It also provides many diploma courses and certificate courses.

  • Applications are made through the University website for both Bachelor’s and Master’s programs
  • Applicant has to pay an application fee of 150 CAD
  • Most programs are offered to begin in fall or winter, while a few are only offered in summer
  • The University requires proof of English language proficiency for international students in the form of test reports
  • The University provides many Qualifying Studies for students who need extra credits to satisfy admission criteria to certain programs


Application PortalUFV International's online application
Application FeesUG: 150 CAD
PG: 150 CAD
Mode of PaymentOnline Payment
TOEFL Code9736
Student: Faculty ratio13:1
Intake seasonsFall/Winter/Summer
Financial aid for international studentsAvailable

University of the Fraser Valley Admission Deadlines 

The University of the Fraser Valley offers admissions on a semesterly basis. The admission deadlines for international and domestic applicants are the same. These are as follows:

Course NameDeadlines
Undergraduate CoursesFall: Jan 31
WinterAug 31
SummerDec 1

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

After receiving the acceptance letter from the college applicants need to apply for a valid visa in order to study in Canada. In order to study at Fraser Valley, the applicants will require a study permit. To enter Canada students even require a Temporary Residence Visa.

Requirements for a study permit are as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • Application fee (billed in CND)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical examination
  • Biometrics

Temporary Visa Permit: This visa can be both single and multiple entries. The requirements for a temporary residence visa are as follows:

  • Valid passport
  • Specified application fee (billed in CND)
  • The offer of admission
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical exam

Applicants must note that this process can take up to three months.

English Language Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants from non-native English speaking countries are required to submit English language proficiency test scores. The minimum scores required are tabulated below:

Test NameMinimum Score Required
Undergraduate courses
TOEFLInternet-based: 88 or higher (with no section below 20)
IELTS6.5 (band score of 6)
PTE61 with 60 in writing
CanTEST4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4
English 12C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
Graduate Degrees
TOEFL88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
IELTS6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
PTE61 (60 in writing score of 61 with 60 for the writing section)
CanTEST4.5 (writing score of 4.0)

University of the Fraser Valley Undergraduate Admissions

The admissions requirements for undergraduate programs offered are similar. The details are mentioned below:

Where to apply: UFV International's online application

Application fee: 150 CAD

Admission requirements: Following documents should be submitted by the applicant:

  • High school transcripts and proof of graduation or a copy of your interim high school transcripts (if you are currently in high school)
  • Test scores of English language proficiency tests are to be sent directly from the testing agency
  • Copy of passport
  • India interim high school applicants should submit a copy of the Grade 11 transcript. India CBSE high school graduates should upload a copy of Admit Card.

University of the Fraser Valley Diploma Admissions

Where to apply: UFV International's online application

Application fee: 150 CAD

Admission requirements: Following are the basic requisites for admission to diploma courses:

For secondary school students,

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Minimum grade on approved grade 12 courses

For university entrance,

  • A minimum of nine university-level credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher

University of the Fraser Valley Postgraduate Admissions

The University offers two Master’s degrees. The admission requirements for these are mentioned below:

Application Fee: 75 USD

Application Portal: University international admission portal

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
Criminology (MA)Fall admission: May 1Resume, statement of interest, 3 LOR,
Work experience evidence, academic writing sample, ELP
Master of Social WorkThe program is offered every two yearsUG with a GPA of 3.00, two years of volunteer work or paid employment in social services,
Interview, Personal statement 3 LOR, resume

Admissions are made based on criteria that the programs have established to find out the best-prepared students. Applicants who have successfully completed their application requirements within the deadlines are ranked and seats are offered accordingly for the qualified applicants. If seats still remain, a second deadline may be set for new applications and these applications will be considered in application date order.

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