Dates & deadlines


UFV has three semesters per year:

Fall Semester: September to December
Winter Semester: January to April
Summer Semester: May to August (limited academic course offerings / no ELS programming)
When to apply? Apply early! Seats in many programs are limited and fill quickly. 

What programs are open to international students? Check Available programs by semester.

Semesters open for applications 
 Winter 2019Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

All programs Closed Closed* Open Open

 *Exception: Data Analysis Post-Baccalaureate certificate program is still open for applications.



Official documents and tuition fee deposit deadlines

Conditionally admitted students should be mindful of the following deadlines to secure their seat at UFV. Applicants who do not meet the deadline must re-apply to a future open semester.

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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