University of the Fraser Valley Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,Abbotsford,Canada

  • Abbotsford,Canada
Rahul Singha

The University of the Fraser Valley was formerly known as the University College of the Fraser Valley and Fraser Valley College. This Canadian public university has campuses across Mission and Hope, Chilliwack, British Columbia, and Abbotsford.

Some of the major disciplines that the university focuses on include aviation, technology, business, education, and accounting. The university has five faculties, a College of Arts, and a graduate school. Currently, more than 15,000 students are enrolled in the university. Around 48% of the students are studying full-time at the university, scoring around nine credits and more in the semester. The university has around 2,300 international students.

Fraser Valley Facts

The university also has an international campus in Chandigarh, India. Different centers of the university are located in different places, the major centers being the Aerospace Center, the Hope Center, the Agriculture Center, the Trades and Technology Center, etc.

Courses Offered

 

What courses are available to international students?

 

The University of the Fraser Valley offers more than 100 programs. Currently, the university hosts 17 bachelor's degree programs with majors, minors, and extended minors. However, the university has the flexibility to provide only three master's degree programs. International students may choose their study program through the following faculties:

Fraser Valley Faculties

Furthermore, it also provides its students with 68 undergraduate certificates, diplomas, and associate degree programs. The international students can also apply for the eight master’s, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs. There are 22 Trade and Technology programs with four graduate certificates and six main cooperative education options.

 

Eligibility & Documents Required

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

 

International applicants must have completed an equivalent grade level of Canadian Grade 12 (Form 6 or 5 O-levels). Furthermore, they should have appeared for the entrance exam as specified under a specific course to get admission to academic, technical, or career programs.

English Requirements

The university follows the guidelines for English proficiency requirements for various undergraduate and graduate programs. These are as follows.

Test

Academic Programs

Qualifying Studies

IELTS Academic

6.5 with a minimum band score of 6.0

6.0 with a minimum band score of 5.5

TOEFL

A score of 88 or higher (No Section below 20)

A score of 80 or higher

(No section below 19)

CAEL

A score of 70

A score of 60

PTE Academic

A score of 61 with 60 in writing

A score of 56 with 52 in writing

CAE

CPE minimum of C

CAE C

MELAB

85

80

LPI

Level 5

Level 4

English 12-C

C+

C-

Duolingo (DET)

110 or higher

100 or higher

Apart from this, language requirements for ELS programs are given below:

Test

ELS Requirements

IELTS

5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

TOEFL

A score of 71 or higher

(No section below 16)

CAEL

A score of 50

PTE

A score of 46 with 44 in writing

MELAB

70

LPI

Level 3

DET

90 or higher

Note: Some of the courses may have higher score requirements or different academic and language requirements. Please refer to the intended course page on the university website to check the exact limit on each course. It is also essential to note that merely meeting the eligibility criteria does not ensure admission to the university.

 

What are the documents needed for the application?

 

The documents to be submitted vary depending on the course or program to which a student applies. An undergraduate student may apply with the following documents:

  • High school transcripts
  • English language test scores
  • A copy of the passport

Graduate students may apply with the following documents:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary school transcripts
  • Subsequent Degree Declaration form (for degree students)
  • English language test scores
  • A copy of the passport

Note: Document requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact requirements, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.

 

Application & Tuition Fees

 

Is there an application fee?

 

Upon finishing the online application process, international students are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. The fee is different for different courses as stated in the table below:

Program

Application Fee* (in CAD)

Undergraduate programs and English language studies

150

Graduate-level programs

250

Study Abroad

100

*Fee is subject to changes with progressive years. We encourage our students to confirm the latest fee from the university website.

 

What is the fee structure of the courses offered by the university? 

 

Compared to other Canadian Universities, the University of the Fraser Valley has the lowest tuition fee. According to the university’s rules, the tuition fee needs to be paid before the registration procedure. However, the fee structure is subject to change, depending on the rules set by the university in a particular academic year.

UFV International Tuition Fee

The annual tuition fee for international students for the academic year 2020-2021 is as follows:

Undergraduate Studies

Type of Fee

Cost (in CAD)

Two semesters 12 credits each

15,120

Student and Ancillary fees

Including unlimited local bus pass

860

International Administration Fee

First-semester only

1,450

Medical and dental premiums

800

Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee (applies to a student with previous post-secondary studies)

250

Post-Degree and Graduate Programs

Credential

Tuition for Full-Length Program (in CAD)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs-

665 per credit

Fall: 678 per credit

Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation

630 per credit

Fall: 643 per credit

Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching & Learning

665 per credit

Fall: 678 per credit

Graduate Studies in Citizenship & Migration

1,000 per credit

Master’s Programs

25,000

Source: University of the Fraser Valley

Note: Tuition fees might be different for different courses and majors. University reserves all rights to revise the tuition fee before a new academic session.

Other Related Costs

The overall cost of the study is likely to include additional charges such as books, supplies, health insurance, student fees, living expenses, and miscellaneous expenses. UFV has stated the other education-related costs for international students as follows:

Expenses

Cost (in CAD)

Books and supplies

1,280

UFV Residence

5,900

Living expenses

4,000

Source: University of the Fraser Valley

Please note that these are only estimated costs which may increase with progressive years. To learn about the latest course fees, it is recommended to check the university website.

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

 

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

 

Students need to apply for a 6-8 week scholarship before the starting of the program. The University of the Fraser Valley provides the option of student financial aid, bursaries, and financial aid for international students to exempt them from additional charges.

International students applying for admission at the University of the Fraser Valley are considered eligible for these scholarships. However, it is necessary to meet the basic eligibility requirements.

The International Excellence Entrance Scholarship is renewable, providing CAD 20,000 over four years. Around 10 students get this scholarship every year.

Another scholarship offered by the University of the Fraser Valley is the International Regional Entrance Scholarship meant for students from East Asian, Latin American, and African regions. Each applicant gets around CAD 5,000, and 30 students per year are awarded the scholarship. The student should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Note: Scholarship deadlines and amounts may vary. For more details on the scholarship application process and deadlines, please visit the university’s scholarship webpage.

 

Admission Process

 

When do the admissions start?

 

The different semesters serve as intake terms at the University of the Fraser Valley. International students can apply for admission in either of the following intakes:

Fraser Valley Admission Intakes

International students should apply four to six months in advance to meet the university's criteria. This is mostly because applicants get more time to complete the formalities.

The tentative deadlines that international applicants must adhere to are as follows:

Semester

Window Opens*

Tuition Fee Deposit Deadlines*

Fall

Early October

Early May

Winter

Early May

Early October

Summer

 Early October

Early Feb

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage students to check the school/department’s website for the exact deadlines.

 

What are the steps to the application process?

 

The step-by-step process of applying to different graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of the Fraser Valley is as follows:

Step 1: Visit the admissions page on the official website at ufv.ca/admissions/.

UFV Application Steps

Step 2: Click on ‘Apply to UFV’ and choose ‘New International Applicant’.

UFV Application Steps

Step 3: Click on ‘First Time Applicant’ and register.

UFV Application Steps

Step 4: Enter your details and then confirm by clicking on ‘Register’.

UFV Application Steps

Step 5: Once you register, you will need to choose your course under the university's undergraduate and postgraduate schools or courses. The applicants can choose from Diploma, Regular Bachelors, and Certificate Programs and submit their applications.

Note: You need to apply along with the documents in proper order. If the documents aren't arranged properly, there's a high chance of your application getting rejected. Once you submit all the details, the university will send you a confirmation letter based on your eligibility.

 

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

 

There is no estimated time within which you will hear from the university. However, the university will send you a link to track your application process. You can also track the application status from its official website under the given link. Hence, it is advisable to keep track of your application process.

Also, because of the high number of international applications received by the university, it may take a long time to receive a response from the university. For some programs, the university might need up to 6 weeks to review an application.

Applications received from students from India, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Morocco, the Philippines, and Senegal might be processed faster than the applications received from other countries. However, students can expect a response from the university within 4 to 13 weeks from the application date.

 

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

 

What are the chances of getting into this university?

 

Students who score above 6.5 bands on IELTS and 88 on TOEFL iBT have higher chances of getting into this university. Therefore, students who meet the academic requirements and have reasonably good English language proficiency test scores may get admission to UFV. Some programs include subject-specific requirements such as Science, Mathematics, etc.

Also, applicants who do not meet the subject-specific requirements can get conditional admission to UFV, but they are required to undergo an upgrading class in the respective subject to get entry into the main program.

 

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

 

Currently, 2,353 international students are studying at the University of the Fraser Valley representing 49 countries.

Fraser Valley Student Body

Source: University of the Fraser Valley

This share of 15% of the university’s population comprises international students from countries like Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and India.

 

Part Time Work While Studying

 

Can I work while studying here?

 

The students of the University of the Fraser Valley can take up on-campus jobs while studying. Off-campus jobs can only be undertaken once students complete 6 months as full-time students. Also, they must have a valid study permit to be eligible for these jobs.

Students may also participate in co-op programs offered by UFV that allow them to earn money while gaining valuable experience in their respective fields. This option is available to international students who hold a Canadian study permit.

Students can also take up volunteering work to get recognition of participation in co-curricular activities by the university.

Note: International students are advised to check the conditions of working in a foreign country on their study visa. They are also advised to confirm any specific instructions on the same from their respective departments and faculties. Under no circumstances should they be found compromising with the law and order of the country.

Students must also get familiar with the rules and regulations of working in a foreign country and learn about the minimum wages they are entitled to. For more details, students can check the on and off-campus opportunities on the university website. Also, refer to the Canada Student Visa Guide.

 

Campuses & Accommodation

 

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

 

The University of the Fraser Valley has seven colleges across four campuses. These include:

Fraser Valley Campuses

All colleges and campuses under the university are international. It means that international applicants may get a place in their dream course through either of the colleges on either of the campuses.

 

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

 

Yes, the University of the Fraser Valley offers the opportunity to live on-campus to all its international students.

On-Campus Housing

Residents may enjoy housing facilities in the Baker House Residence located on the Abbotsford campus. The suites at this location can be taken on a shared basis with:

  • Two separate bedrooms
  • One mini-kitchen
  • One bathroom
  • Non-smoking buildings

The accommodation type and fees for the international students for the academic year 2020-2021 are given in the table below:

Intake/Year

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Cost* (in CAD)

Summer 2021

2 Bedroom Suite (Shared)

$2350 (4-month contract)

Annual Session 2021-2022

2 Bedroom Suite (Shared)

$3496 - 1st Installment

$1746 - 2nd Installment (8-month contract from September-April)

Winter 2022

2 Bedroom Suite (Shared)

$2621 (4-month contract)

Source: University of the Fraser Valley

*Living costs vary depending on students’ lifestyle choices. Additionally, housing and dining rates are subject to change with progressive years. To know the exact costs of on or off-campus accommodation, please check the university’s accommodations webpage.

Off-Campus Housing

There are several off-campus facilities in the form of basement suites and shared houses. Students must run a security check on any off-campus accommodation they choose. Also, they must prepare for the additional charges and facilities offered in off-campus housing. Since accommodations are offered on a contractual basis, it is recommended to do a thorough check before investing a huge amount in an unknown place.

 

University Contact Information

 

Whom should I contact in case of doubts?

 

In case of doubts or queries, students may directly contact the university:

Address: Abbotsford Campus, Room B223, 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8 Canada

Website: www.ufv.ca

Contact No.: +1 604 504 7441

Email: international@ufv.ca

 

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