Am I eligible to apply?

You can apply to a UFV program path or to General Studies if you are a Canadian citizen* or a permanent resident (landed immigrant), and a high school graduate or 19 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents (landed immigrants) are eligible for admission as domestic students. Some exceptions may be made in certain instances, primarily for those who are:

  • diplomatic or consular officers or their dependents
  • refugee claimants whose claims have been accepted and who have been granted protected persons or convention refugee status

Contact UFV Admissions, Office of the Registrar for further information.

* International applicants are also welcome. International applicants should contact UFV International at 604-504-7441, 604-854-4544, or visit the UFV International website for information about admission. Different fees, timelines, and procedures apply.

If you require high-school-level upgrading, you may apply to Adult Basic Education (ABE) if you are 17 years of age and have been out of school one year as of the first day of classes. Contact the UUP department at your local campus for more information. 

If you are under 19 and a non-graduate, but believe you have special circumstances, you may request special admission. If you are in the process of completing secondary school and want to take one or two post-secondary courses at the same time, apply for concurrent studies

English language proficiency requirement

For details on how to meet the language proficiency requirement, see the online UFV Calendar.

English is the language of instruction at UFV. UFV recognizes that applicants must have a level of English sufficient to participate and be successful in the learning process. Applicants to all post-secondary level programs and students registering for post-secondary courses are expected to be able to demonstrate language proficiency. Meeting the English language proficiency requirement meets the language requirements for most post-secondary courses, except for English and communications courses which have specific requirements.

All applicants to post-secondary programs will be checked to ensure the English language proficiency requirement has been met prior to being admitted. Applicants unable to meet the English language entrance requirement wil be given the opportunity to upgrade their language skills through Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and/or the University Foundation certificate.

Other admission requirements

Many programs require that you meet other entrance requirements, such as grade 12 graduation, completion of specific courses with certain grades or averages, written statements, references, etc.

Programs that require an essay, letter of intent, or references.

Click here for programs that require submission of an additional application form.

If you are applying to a Degree program and have already completed a Degree, please review the Subsequent Degree process.

See the entrance requirements for your program of choice in the online calendar.


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