Dates & deadlines

UFV has three four-month semesters:

Fall: September to December
Winter: January to April
Summer: May to August (limited academic course offerings / no ELS programming)
WHEN TO APPLY: Apply early! Seats in many programs are limited. Applying by the stated deadline does not guarantee admission. Applications that remain incomplete by the deadline will be deferred to the next semester.

Application deadlines
English Language Studies (ELS)
Intermediate & Advanced Levels
Jul 1 Oct 1 N/A

Academic & Career Programs/
Qualifying Studies /
University Foundation Program

Apr 1*

Oct 1*

Winter 2019 closed Sept.7, 2018

Feb 1*

Masters programs

Apr 1    

* Popular programs may fill prior to the application deadline. Apply early for best selection.

Transferring credits

If you want to transfer credits from a school you attended, you should apply at least 6 to 8 weeks before the deadline to allow time to complete the ‌ before you register for classes. To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $250.00 CAD.

Official documents and tuition fee deposit deadlines

Conditionally admitted students should be mindful of the following deadlines to secure their seat at UFV. If deadlines are not met, admission will be deferred.

Document submission and tuition fee deposit deadlines
SemesterConditionally admittedDeadline
Fall Post-secondary applicants Apr 20
Fall High school applicants May 15
Fall ELS applicants Jul 31
Winter All applicants Oct 20
Summer All applicants Feb 20


Semester dates
SemesterIn  sessionBreak
Summer 2018 May 1–Aug 25 Aug 26–Sep 4
Fall 2018 Sep 5–Dec 17 Dec 18–Jan 6, 2019
Winter 2019 Jan 7–Apr 26 Apr 27–Apr 20
Summer 2019 May 1–Aug 24 Aug 25–Sep 2
Fall 2019* Sep 4–Dec 16 Dec 17, 2019–Jan 5, 2020
Winter 2020* Jan 6-Apr 24 Apr 25-May 3, 2020

* Tentative Dates


  • Semester dates include exam periods
  • Dates are subject to change without notice
  • There are limited academic course offerings in summer semesters
  • Summer semesters include early (May/June) and late (July/August) sessions
  • ESL programming is not offered in summer semesters

UFV presents students with a unique opportunity to grow not only as students but also as valued members of society where their contributions and participation is constantly appreciated and encouraged.

  • – Eyerusalem Abebe
  •    UFV student
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