Tuition & fees

The cost of education in Canada is among the lowest in the world and UFV's international tuition costs compare well with other Canadian universities. All fees quoted below are in Canadian funds. All fees are subject to revision without notice.

Tuition: academic, University Foundation and full-session ESL programs
4-month semestersTuition each semester
(excluding ancillary, admin & medical fees)

Winter 2017 — January to April

Flat fee


Summer 2017 — May to August

Per credit


Fall 2017 - September to December

Flat Fee


Co-op placement (any semester)
Flat fee

*View estimated cost for one year

New students can review their Letter of Acceptance to find the deposit amount that is due to secure their seat at UFV.

Any remaining semester fees will be due upon arrival. View the semester cost breakdown for tuition and fee totals.

Current international students can review a breakdown of cost per semester. Tuition and fee payment must be received and posted to a student's UFV account before course registration.

Semester course load

For the Fall and Winter semesters, all international students pay a flat tuition fee. ESL Program students can take up to 18 ESL credits; University Foundation and academic program students can take a MAXIMUM of FIVE (5) courses.

Most full-time university programs consist of 15 credits per semester. Science and technology programs may include up to 19 credits per semester. Aviation students who take courses at both UFV and Coastal Pacific within a given semester will generally be charged by credit for their UFV courses.

In the Summer, UFV offers select courses and all international students pay per credit.

International tuition: Post-degree & Graduate programs
CredentialTuition for full-length program
Data Analysis Post-Degree Certificate (as of Fall 2017)* $600 per credit (program is 27-30 credits)
Masters of Social Work* $25,000
Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice* $25,000

* Applicable ancillary and student fee, international administration fee and medical fee not included

Post-degree students can review their letter of acceptance to find the tuition fee amount that is due to secure their seat at UFV.

Estimated cost for a year of study

As of Fall 2017, you can expect to spend a total of $30,800 CAD (approximately) for your first year (two full-time semesters with a summer break).

This include*:

  • Tuition & student fees
  • International administration fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Spending money

* The amount needed may vary. It depends on your spending habits and your program of study.

See below for an estimated breakdown of costs for your first two semesters (eight months) of ESL or academic study at UFV:

  1. Tuition and fees
  2. Other costs
Tuition & fees
Tuition for undergraduate studies
Two semesters per year

Student and Ancillary fees
Including unlimited local bus pass

International Administration Fee
First two semesters only
Medical and dental premiums $1,120


Other costs (estimate only)
Books and supplies $1,280
UFV Residence $5,500
Living expenses $4,000




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  • – Eyerusalem Abebe
  •    UFV student
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