University of the Fraser Valley


The University of the Fraser Valley’s vision is to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada and to be a leader of the social, cultural, economic and environmentally-responsible development of the Fraser Valley. The University of the Fraser Valley will measure its success by the successes of its graduates and the successful development of the communities they serve. In achieving its goals, University of Fraser Valley has committed to being innovative, entrepreneurial and accountable.

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. The school has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

The University of the Fraser Valley’s small class sizes allow students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. There are more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, including more than a dozen trades and technology programs to choose from. Admission policies are flexible, and students can learn in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time, in-class, online, as part of a structured program, or one tailored completely to their interests.

Many of UFV’s programs ladder into one another, allowing students to earn a one-year certificate and/or a two-year diploma on the way to completing a full degree. Other programs offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with professional, paid work experience. UFV’s emphasis on applied research provides many opportunities for student researchers. UFV’s thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Additionally, continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and UFV’s award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive. 

Quick facts

Why This University

  • Supportive Campus Environment: Students receive individual attention both inside and outside the classroom from academic instructors and counselors. There are many ways that students of all backgrounds can reach out and receive assignment help, academic advice and career guidance throughout their journey at UFV. 
  • High-Quality Education: With a 96% satisfaction rate, UFV is widely considered one of BC’s top universities. There are over 100 programs and 700 classes to choose from across a variety of faculties, including business, the sciences, media, arts, healthcare and IT. 
  • Location: UFV is surrounded by beautiful mountains, dense forests and countless hiking trails. The schools is also in close proximity to Metro Vancouver, the U.S. border, and the Abbotsford International Airport.
  • Tight-Knit Community: There are many ways to get involved at UFV, whether that be through volunteer work, joining one of the many Cascades sports teams, or attending a cultural celebration or event held by one of the many student-run clubs.


  • English Language Studies
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies (Optional Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Optional Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice (Optional Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Child and Youth Care
  • Bachelor of Arts – Global Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Optional Co-op)

Show All Programs

  • University Diploma – Visual Arts
  • University Diploma – Agriculture Technology
  • University Diploma – Computer Information Systems
  • University Diploma – Engineering Physics – Mechatronics
  • University Diploma – Graphic and Digital Design
  • University Diploma – Library and Information Technology
  • University Diploma – Social Service Worker
  • University Diploma – Theatre Arts
  • University Diploma – Business Administration – Aviation
  • University Diploma – General Studies
  • Associate of Arts (Optional Co-op)
  • University Diploma – Liberal Arts
  • University Diploma – Criminal Justice
  • University Diploma – Aboriginal Culture and Language Support
  • University Diploma – Business Administration (Optional Co-op)
  • Engineering Transfer
  • Master of Arts – Criminal Justice
  • Master of Social Work (Advanced Entry)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – Data Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate – Child Life and Community Health
  • Master of Social Work (Foundational Entry)
  • Graduate Certificate – Migration and Citizenship
  • Graduate Diploma – Migration and Citizenship

University Certificate – Community Support Worker
University Certificate – Computer Information Systems
University Certificate – Early Childhood Education
University Certificate – Horticulture Crop Production and Protection
University Certificate – Livestock Production
University Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
University Certificate – Geographic Information Systems
University Certificate – Berry Production Essentials
University Certificate – Current Agricultural Practices Essentials
University Certificate – Field Vegetable Production Essentials
University Certificate – Integrated Pest Management Essentials
University Certificate – Mennonite Studies

Top subjects

Campus and location


Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations

On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations

The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.


There are a wide variety of homestay options available, and our partners do their best to match students and hosts according to their interests and preferences. Homestay hosts include single people, young couples with children and pets, and older couples. All homestay accommodations have been inspected, and all adults in the home have completed a required criminal reference check.

Admission Requirements & Deadline

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) and specific program entrance requirements for admission into any career, technical, or academic program.


 Summer 2021

Fall 2020

 Winter 2021

All programsOpen Oct. 1, 2020Closed May 1, 2020Opened May 1,2020

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) – score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Addition) – score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20

Tuition fees

Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $18,272.00 CAD
Cost of Living/Year $12,960.00 CAD
*Application Fee $150.00 CAD – $250.00 CAD 


Don't have an account?

Sign Up

↻ refresh

Have an account?

Reset Password

or you can