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 ELS programs
4-month semesters Tuition each semester
(excluding ancillary & student fees, administration fee, & medical fee)

Fall 2019 — Flat Fee
September - December


Winter 2020 — Flat Fee


Summer 2020 — Per Credit
Early Session: May–June
Late Session: July–August
Full Session: May–August

$595 per credit



Co-op placement  Flat Fee
(any semester)

*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. ELS Program students can take up to 18 ELS 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 an approved flight training provider 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-baccalaureate certificate (DAC)* $645 per credit (program is 27-30 credits)
Program Evaluation post-graduate certificate* $9,350
Master of Social Work* $25,000 (program is 30 credits)
Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice* $25,000 (program is 32-33 credits)

* Applicable ancillary and student fees, 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 2019, 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 includes:

  • 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 ELS 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 semester only
Medical and dental premiums $400 approximately


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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