About University of the Fraser Valley

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About University of the Fraser Valley

Nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year. University of the Fraser Valley has campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, with regional centres in Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India. In Fall 2007, University of the Fraser Valley began development of a beautiful new 80-acre campus in the Canada Education Park along the historic Vedder River in Chilliwack.

A teaching university with a focus on excellence, University of the Fraser Valley offers more than 100 programs, including two masters degrees, 15 bachelors degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs.

Many of the programs ladder into one another, allowing students to keep their options open by earning a one-year certificate and/or a two-year diploma on the way to completing a full degree. Others offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with supervised, professional, paid, work experience. The thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and our award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive.

University of the Fraser Valley is committed to providing exceptional post-secondary instruction and a nurturing learning environment for the students of the Fraser Valley and beyond. Unievrsity of Fraser Valley is large enough to offer variety yet small enough to offer the personal attention that these students need to thrive. The small class sizes and focus on teaching allow them get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. The emphasis on applied research offers many opportunities for student researchers.

For information on all of the programs available to international students at University of the Fraser Valley, please use Personal Study Wizard. This online tool will provide you with program descriptions, entrance requirements, language requirements, and more.

International student applications:  Dates/deadlines: http://www.ufv.ca/international/study-in-canada/application_deadlines/


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English Second Language July 1 October 15 March 15 May 15
Academic/Career Programs/
University Foundation Program
April 1* October 1* February 1*

At University of the Fraser Valley, students pay a flat rate for tuition and fees for each 4-month semester at University of the Fraser Valley (not for the entire program).

More details and up-to-date information on tuition and fees can be found on this webpage.

University of the Fraser Valley provides international students with several opportunities to work while they study. You can view part-time work opportunities on this website. University of the Fraser Valley have a cooperative education program within several academic programs that allows students to alternate full-time study semesters with paid full-time work semesters in their desired career field. Keep in mind that even after students graduate, the Canadian government offers students the opportunity to remain in Canada for up to three years to gain strategic work experience and marketable skills that will stand out on your resume. Find out how to qualify and apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

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