Admission Requirements

There are three types of requirements that students must meet to qualify for admission at UFV: general requirements, English requirements, and program requirements. Review all three attentively to ensure timely admission.


General requirements

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) or near-equivalent standing and specific program prerequisites for admission into any career, technical, or academic program.


English requirements

Academic programs - full-time study

  • TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
  • IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • CAEL - score of 70
  • Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency in English min C
  • CanTEST - score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0
  • MELAB - score of 85
  • LPI - score of 30 (Level 5)
  • English 12 C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
University Foundation Program - combined English upgrading and academic study
  • TOEFL - score of 61 or higher (iBT) with writing 15
  • IELTS - overall score of 5.0 with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • CAEL - score of 50 or higher
  • CanTEST - score of 4.0 or higher
  • MELAB - score of 70 or higher
  • LPI - score of 18-23 (Level 3) or higher

Students with lower scores must first apply to the ESL program. Applications with no proficiency score cannot be processed.

Check out the full listing of English entrance requirements for UFV ESL, Foundations, and academic programs.


Program requirements

Please consult a copy of the UFV academic calendar for detailed admissions requirements for each program. Applicants for the English Second Language Program must have high school or Form Five completion and be at least eighteen years of age.

Although students may be conditionally accepted into academic or career programs based on their transcripts and language proficiency score, they may need to take upgrading classes to meet math, science, or other requirements, as required by their program of study,

Find out more about program and English requirements and how they may affect your course of study at UFV.

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