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School of Creative Arts

How to apply


Apply to UFV

Apply through the appropriate application portal for your student status: domestic, international, or continuing.

Application deadline:

  • Fall intake
    • Opens annually on October 1, closes annually on April 30
    • Recommended deadline of April 1 for international applicants
  • Winter intake
    • Opens annually on May 1, closes annually on September 30
    • Recommended deadline of September 1 for international applicants

International applicants, please note: It is recommended that you apply and submit your portfolio by April 1 for the fall intake or by September 1 for the winter intake. This will allow for adequate processing time for immigration documents. For more information specific to international admission, please contact UFV International at 604-854-4544 or visit the UFV International website.


Submit your portfolio

Follow the portfolio submission guidelines to prepare your portfolio if one is required for entrance to your program. Please follow the requirements carefully and submit all essential items. Incomplete portfolios may compromise your acceptance into the program.

Portfolio submission deadlines:

  • Fall intake
    • April 30
    • April 1 recommended for international applicants.
  • Winter intake
    • September 30
    • September 1 recommended for international applicants.

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Review Orientation Materials

UFV offers a number of events and programs to help new students transition to their learning environment. Look over the opportunities on our Orientation Events page and be sure to attend the ones that work for you. 


Wait for your acceptance letter

All accepted applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from the Office of the Registrar. To accept your offer and secure your seat in your goal program, pay your $200 registration deposit. View payment methods.


Register for courses

Begin your program planning prior to registering for courses. You may also choose to see an advisor to assist you with your planning.

Course registration takes place after the admissions process is finalized, typically beginning in mid-June for fall semester and mid-November for winter semester. Follow the steps to find out how to register and use the myUFV portal to find your pre-assigned registration time. Note that new international students are auto-registered for classes in their first semester of study. Contact to consult further about course choices.