Frequently asked questions

Application and admission FAQ

Admissions and application

 Info for domestic or landed students:

Canadian students and landed immigrants can either apply online for faster processing or submit a paper application to the Office of the Registrar.

Follow the steps to apply to UFV to find all the links you need to complete the process. To receive a letter of acceptance, be sure to submit all required documents.

 Info for international students:

International students can either apply online for faster processing or submit a paper application to UFV International.

Simply follow the eight easy steps to apply, where you will find links to either an online or paper application. Note that you cannot receive an official letter of acceptance until you have submitted all required documents and paid your fees.


 Info for domestic or landed students:

In order to be eligible for admission to an academic program at UFV, students should have received their high school diploma. Please note program requirements vary depending on each individual program, so check the requirements for your goal program carefully. Please consult a copy of the UFV Academic Calendar for detailed admissions requirements for each program.

 Info for international students:

There are three levels of entrance requirements that students must meet to qualify for admission at UFV:

1. General requirements

                Applicants must have completed the equivalent to Canadian grade 12 for admission to all academic programs.

2. English language proficiency requirements

Check out the full listing of English requirements  for UFV’s academic, University Foundation and ESL programs.

3. Program requirements

Please note program requirements vary depending on each individual program, so check the requirements for your goal program carefully. Please consult a copy of the UFV Academic Calendar or contact us at international@ufv.ca for detailed admissions requirements for each program.


 Info for domestic or landed students:

Canadian students, please review the How to Apply section of our website to learn more about the documents required for admission.

Generally, students will need to submit the following:

  • A non-refundable fee of $45 CAD.
  • Official final or interim high school transcripts.
  • If you have attended a college or university, you must have your former institutions mail your official final or interim transcript directly to UFV (cannot be mailed by the student).

 Info for international students:

International students, please include the following with your application:

  • A non-refundable fee of $150 CAD. (how to pay)
  • A copy of your passport.
  • Official high school transcripts. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you also need to provide a certified English translation.
  • Your English proficiency test results (TOEFL, IELTS, LPI, etc). You can have your TOEFL iBT score sent automatically to UFV by using code 9736 when you take the test.
  • If you have attended a college or university, you must have your former institutions mail your official transcript directly to UFV (cannot be mailed by the student). Please note there is an additional $250 CAD fee for the evaluation of post-secondary transcripts. Learn how you can tranfer your credits to UFV.

If you do not have all your documents available when you apply online, you can send them to us later. Transcripts must be submitted in hard copy.


 Info for domestic or landed students:

The application fee for Canadian citizens and permanent residents is $45 CAD.

When you complete your online application, you can pay by credit card online, or pay by one of the other following options:

-In person (cash, cheque, money order, bank draft, or debit card)

-By phone (credit card)

-Online or telephone banking

View details on payment options

 Info for international students:

The application fee for international students is $150 CAD. You can pay this after you apply; it does not need to be submitted at the same time as your application. However, we encourage you to pay your application fee as soon as possible so we can begin processing your application.

Find out how to pay.


Yes, UFV accepts transfer credits from accredited post-secondary institutions. To have your credentials evaluated, you must first submit an application to the university.

In addition to the documents required for the general application, please include the following documents for a transfer credit evaluation:
1. An official transcript detailing the courses you've taken at another school. See guidelines for official transcripts.
2. The post-secondary transcript evaluation requires an additional document evaluation fee. This fee does not apply to Canadian post-secondary institutions.

  • $75 CAD for domestic students
  • $250 CAD for international students

In some cases, UFV may also ask you to submit course outlines or syllabi (detailed course descriptions) in English. Learn more about course outlines for transfer credit evaluation.

The transfer credit evaluation process can take up to eight weeks. Apply early if you wish to transfer post-secondary credits.


Admission at UFV for many programs is on a "first applied, first admitted" basis. This means we will continue admitting students until our programs are full. We can still accept applications after the application deadlines if there is space in the program. If there is no space in the program, we may defer your application to the next intake.

Please note that many of our popular programs will fill up prior to the admission deadline, so apply early for best selection. Check Programs Accepting Applications for an up-to-date status on seats available in your program.

 Info for domestic or landed students:

View the application deadlines for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

 Info for international students:

View the application deadlines for international students.


No, if you have taken English 12 or a transferrable first-year English course from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution, then you do not need to provide an additional English language test score with your application.


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