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UFV is located in the city of Abbotsford in the heart of the Fraser Valley in south-western British Columbia, Canada. UFV is less than an hour drive east of the coastal city of Vancouver, and minutes from the United States border.

Hallmarks of the region include a temperate climate, beautiful scenery, a wide range of outdoor activities, and many local shopping centres, restaurants, and recreational facilities. UFV is a multi-campus institution, with campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

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UFV is a fully accredited public university with provincial accreditation with the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia (AVED) and national membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). UFV also has the province of British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) trademark, recognized worldwide for providing quality post-secondary education.


UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet our small class sizes allow students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. We offer more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. Our 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 our 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. Others offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with professional, paid work experience. Our emphasis on applied research offers many opportunities for student researchers. Our thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Our continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and our award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive.


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In any given year, UFV has approximately 1000 international students, who come from over 45 different countries around the world to study and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada.


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