Apply for Admission
If you are a Canadian citizen or resident/landed immigrant, use the domestic application.
Prepare for How To Apply - watch our video, or follow the steps in How to apply as a new student
International applicants (new to UFV or returning after one year)
If you hold citizenship in a country outside of Canada and do not have landed immigrant, permanent resident, or convention refugee status, use our international application.
Information for domestic applicants:
When should I apply?
Programs accepting applications
Am I eligible to apply?
You can apply to a UFV academic program if you are a Canadian citizen* or a permanent resident (landed immigrant), and will meet the program entrance requirements as listed in the UFV academic calendar.
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 to apply.
If you require high-school-level upgrading, you may apply to Adult Basic Education (ABE) if you are 18 years of age or older before 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, additional requirements apply. Please review the Subsequent Degree process.
See the entrance requirements for your program of choice in the online calendar.
When should I apply?
Check the Programs accepting applications page to determine whether your program has a continuous or specific intake application process.
Specific intake application
For programs with applications for specific intakes, submit your application as early as possible. Refer to this chart to check if your program of choice is still accepting applications.
||Application Period Starts
For programs with continuous application, high school graduates who meet the entrance requirements may apply any time. Grade 12 students who will be graduating in June may apply for continuous application programs starting October 1st of their grade 12 year.
Apply for Admission
New, continuing or returning applicants to UFV, for all program types apply online here.
To see programs that are currently accepting applications, check Program Application Information.
Check the How to Apply section for your program in the UFV calendar to determine what is required for a complete application.
Provide applicable additional documents to the Office of the Registrar.
- additional program applications, when required
- sealed references, personal statements, essays, etc.
- official high school transcripts
- official post-secondary transcripts from all other institutions you have attended
- official test scores taken outside UFV (e.g., TOEFL, LPI, etc.).
Check the English language entrance proficiency policy and determine how you will meet it.
Applicants are required to pay the application fees using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard or American Express will be accepted.
The admissions decision
If you meet the entrance requirements, you will be admitted either on a competitive basis or according to the date of your completed application, depending on the program. Check the Basis for the admission decision section for your program in the online calendar. For programs that admit on a competitive basis, if you apply and meet all entrance requirements by the application deadline, you will be considered on the basis of criteria that are outlined in the program information in the UFV calendar under Basis for admission decision.
Early application is always recommended, so that you receive an earlier response. In some cases this will result in an earlier admission decision and will usually result in an earlier registration time.
Click here to view the Official Transcript Guidelines
Order official transcripts before you apply to UFV so that they arrive in a timely fashion.
Students are required to declare all previously attended post-secondary institutions, and provide official post-secondary transcripts, even if it is not required for your program admission requirements.
What happens after I apply?
We confirm we've received your application.
We will send you an email indicating we have received your application within three business days of your submission. Your permanent UFV student ID number and information about accessing your myUFV account will be included. You will need your ID to access your record and UFV student email through myUFV. Keep your UFV ID secure and confidential so only you can access your student record.
We notify you via your myUFV email account about the status of your application.
We check your application to determine whether or not you have provided everything listed for your program in the How to Apply section of the UFV calendar. We will contact you by email to your UFV email address to let you know if you are missing documents or information or if your application is complete.
You can check your application status using your myUFV account.
We review applications for admissibility.
Once we receive all the documents required for your program, your application will be reviewed by the program department or by Admissions, depending on the program. Some programs may require you to attend an interview or orientation. If so, you will be notified.
If qualified, you will be considered for admission. Applicants are ordered according to the criteria outlined in the UFV calendar under Basis for admission decision for your program.
We notify you about the admission decision.
Once your application has been assessed, we will contact you to tell you whether or not you have been accepted into your chosen program. We generally offer admission to an alternate program (usually to Qualifying Studies) if you are not admitted to your program of choice. Preliminary information about registration dates and procedures will be included. Once you have been admitted to a program, you can access your full UFV record through myUFV.
Your acceptance to a program may be conditional upon completing all entrance requirements. You will be given a deadline to provide proof of completion (normally by August 3 for Fall semester).
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