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International

Prepare to live in Canada

Find out what you need before you travel, after you arrive, and while you are living here.

Apply for study permits and visas

You need a study permit and visa/eTA to enter Canada as a new UFV international student. Find out how to get them and learn how Student Direct Stream (SDS) guidelines can help.

Housing for students and visitors

Whether you are coming to UFV as a student, or visiting a family member who is studying here, there are lots of options for places to stay. Students can choose from our Baker House residence, or private accommodations off-campus. Visitors can stay at local hotels or rent furnished homes.

Required medical insurance

International UFV students must have appropriate medical and healthcare insurance while studying in Canada. This rule also applies to exchange and visiting students.

Come to Canada during the pandemic

Learn about some of the things you need to know before you travel. This includes pandemic-related processes and regulations to know before and after you arrive.

Travel to Canada

Before you travel to Canada, be sure you have a clear quarantine plan. The process of arriving and getting settled has extra steps because of the pandemic.

Quarantine plans information

Before you board your flight to Canada, you may be asked to present a Travel Support Letter. UFV issues this to you after you complete our quarantine plans form. Please complete this form at least 10 business days before travel.

Related Resources

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