International Tuition & Fees

The cost of education in Canada is among the lowest in the world and UFV's international tuition costs compare well with other Canadian universities. All fees quoted below are in Canadian funds. All fees are subject to revision without notice.

Tuition: Academic, University Foundation and Full-Session ESL Programs
4-month semestersTuition each semester
(excluding ancillary and medical fees)*
Fall 2014 – September to December $7,350 flat fee
Winter 2015 - January to April $7,350 flat fee
Summer 2015 - May to August $490 per credit
Co-op placement (any semester) $1,200 flat fee

*View estimate cost for one year

New students can review their Letter of Acceptance to find the deposit amount that is due to secure their seat at UFV. See instructions on how to pay. Any remaining semester fees will be due upon arrival. View the semester cost breakdown for tuition and fees totals.

Current international students can review a breakdown of cost per semester. Payment must be arranged for all fees at the time of registration.

Semester course load

For the Fall and Winter semesters, all international students pay a flat fee. ESL Program students can take up to 18 ESL credits; University Foundation and academic program students can take up to 5 courses. 

Most full-time university programs consist of 15 credits per semester. Science and technology programs may include up to 19 credits per semester. Aviation students who take courses at both UFV and Coastal Pacific within a given semester will generally be charged by credit for their UFV courses.

In the Summer, UFV offers select courses and all international students pay per credit.

International tuition: Post-Degree & Graduate programs
CredentialTuition for full-length program
Post-degree certificate programs $14,950 flat fee (plus applicable ancillary and medical fees)
Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice $25,000 flat fee (plus applicable ancillary and medical fees)

Tuition fees for UFV post-degree and graduate credentials is a flat fee for the whole program. Costs are not broken down by semester or by credit.

Post-degree students can review their Letter of Acceptance to find the tuition fee amount that is due to secure their seat at UFV.

How much does it cost to study at UFV for a year?

As of Fall 2014, you can expect to spend a total of $27,330 CAD (approximately) per year of academic study (two full-time semesters with a summer break). This includes tuition, books and supplies, medical insurance, accommodation and spending money. The amount required may vary, depending on your program of study and personal spending habits. Generally, the breakdown of costs for two semesters (eight months) of ESL or two semesters of academic study at UFV is as follows:

Tuition & fees
Tuition for undergraduate studies (two semesters per year) $14,700
Ancillary fees (includes unlimited local bus pass) $668.14
Medical and dental premiums $1,060


Additional costs (estimate only)
Books and supplies $1,280
UFV Residence and minimal meal plan $7,200
Living expenses $2,500
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