April 24, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's): Online Learning
UFV has moved all Summer 2020 classes to an online learning environment. Due to global travel restrictions and other social distancing measures, many incoming international students for the Summer 2020 semester may be studying online from their own countries.
Please refer to the following FAQ's and check back for updates as required.
More questions? Please contact us.
April 9, 2020 Fall 2020 Semester Extension of Deadlines
UFV is closely monitoring the COVID 19 pandemic and is working hard to keep students, staff and faculty safe. To support our fall applicants during this difficult time we have extended our deadlines as follows:
- Application deadline is May 1
- Full tuition fee deposit is required by May 15
- Official document deadline is August 1
- Final, official letters of acceptance will be issued without the reciept of the official documents. Full tuition fee deposit is required.
Questions? Please contact us.
April 3 NEW! UFV accepts DET or Duolingo English Test score
Effetive immediately for Fall 2020 applicants, UFV will accept DET scores for English uprading pathway programs and academic program entry.
Please enter your DET score and uplaod a copy of the test score during the application process.
Jan. 22, 2020 NEW! Agent Commission invoices can now be submitted online.
Effective immediately, the UFV application portal allows agents to view their commission report prior to submitting an electronic commission invoice. By logging on to your agency dashboard you can take advantage of this new feature.
The deadline for electronic submission of Winter Commission invoices is January 31.
An e-mail has been sent today with more details. Please contact us if you did not receive the e-mail or if you have questions.
Dec. 1, 2019 New Student information for Winter 2020
The first two pre-arrival communications for newly admitted winter students have been sent. Please have your students review these communications which have been sent to their personal and myUFV student accounts.
For your reference, these communications are posted to Pre-Arrival Communications for New Students.
Sept. 30, 2019 Winter 2020 Application Closure.
Oct. 1, 2019 Summer and Fall 2020 Applications Open. Check Available programs by semester to confirm which programs are available for international students to apply to.
Computer Information System and Business programs continue to be very popular and have limited seats available for each semester. UFV will continue to review applicants to these programs under a competitive entry structure.
Please remember to check the academic calendar for the program's entrance requirements. If you need assistance to confirm if an applicant meets the entrance requirements, or if the applicant is eligible for pathway upgrading, please contact us.
Winter 2020 Business diploma applications
Seats for this program are limited. With UFV receiving more applications than seats available it means that completed applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis.
Please ensure that potential applicants meet all of the program's entrance requirements and upload the required documents (eg. English language score and all transcripts) when submitting the application.
For more information on recruiting potential business applicants, please contact your UFV recruiter or country manager.
August 12, 2019 Winter Programs Closure
All CIS programs are now closed for application to the Winter 2020 semester. UFV has reached capacity for receipt of applications for both the CIS diploma and degree programs.
Completed applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted.
July 15, 2019 Winter 2020 Applications Update
UFV will release offers of admission to qualified applicants this week. Please note that all official documents are required for the offer letter to be released. To review the updated procedures, specifically Steps 6 & 7, please go to Apply to UFV.
Please note in Steps 6 & 7, the updated deadline for receipt of tuition fee deposit of Oct. 1, 2019.
July 12, 2019 Computer Information Systems certificate (CIS) now closed for Winter 2020 application. This program will be available to apply to when UFV opens the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters for application October 1, 2019.
June 11, 2019 NEW! Faster and Easier Refund Process
Effective immediately, UFV's new refund process does not require agents to fill out bank information to complete the refund form. All that is required in the new form is the student's name, UFV ID, e-mail address and student signature.
Please submit requests for the new form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For payments received through Western Union (WU), the refund process only requires the student to complete and submit the new form and the refund will be automatically processed back to their account.
For payments not received through Western Union (WU), the process invovles two steps: First, an e-mail will be sent from Western Union to provide a link to the refund portal, and then a second e-mail will be sent with a temporary password to access the portal.
Once logged on the student can provide their bank information direclty to WUand their refund will be processed within 3-5 days if bank information provided is correct.
June 11, 2019 Winter 2020 Applications Update
Offers of admission have not yet been released to qualified applicants. If the submitted application does not have all the required transcripts and English language score, now is the time to send these documents to email@example.com
Completed applications will be given priority processing, whereas applications missing required documents for evaluation, are 'Incomplete' and will not be processed.
Don't delay, send those transcripts and scores today!
May 21, 2019 New programs
Coding Skill Associate certificate is available for the Winter 2020 semester which is currently open for application. This program will also be available for Fall 2020 when this semester opens for application October 1, 2019.
Digital Manufacturing diploma is available for the Fall 2020 semester which will open for application October 1, 2019.
Efective Fall 2019: Bachelor of General Studies is now the Bachelor of Integrated Studies. No changes to the program, however, the name of the degree now better reflects how a student can build their own degree.
April 17, 2019
Welcome Week for new incoming Summer 2019 students is April 25 & 26. Students must arrive with a valid study permit on one of those two days. Please check Student Pre-arrival Communications for more information.
No late arrivals--students still waiting on a a visa approval must apply for a deferral of summer admission by the latest April 30, 2019. For more information on how to apply for an admission deferral, please go to Request for Deferred Admission.
March 29, 2019
International entrance scholarships were awarded this past week for the Winter 2019 semester. A total of 19 post-secondary and high school applicants were the receipient of $1000 each for tuition fees for a future semester. Both Indian and Vietnamese students were the countries represented with most applicants having been referred by our agents.
Three local interim high students qualified as the receipients of the Fall 2019 semester B.C. Region High School International Student Entrance Scholarship. The students are from Brocton high school in Vancouver, and from Abbotsford's Robert Bateman high school.
Each student receives $5000 for tuition fees towards their fall semester. Two of the students are from Brazil and the third student is from Vietnam.
March 29, 2019 -- UPDATE April 1, 2019 Offers of Admission will have UFV ID of 300XXXXXX
Effective immediately, offers of admission will no longer provide the student's UFV id 300XXXXXX and will now display the temporary G ID number issued in the application process: G00XXXXXX.
The change assists applicant's to log in at the application portal with their G ID number and PIN created in the application to check their application status and checklist for documents received or outstanding.
Until Western Union can adapt their software to include the new G ID format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the student's UFV permanent id number.
March 28, 2019
The Summer 2019 Data Analysis Post-baccalaureate certificate program will close for application on April 1, 2019. Qualified applications received at the application deadline will be given an extension for receipt of official transcripts and the tuition fee deposit.
All Fall 2019 semester programs currently open for application will close on April 1, 2019.
English Language Studies (ELS) program is open for application for the Fall 2019 semester until July 1, 2019. Please note that only qualified ELS applicants may apply. If an ELS applicant is wanting to complete an academic credential after English upgrading completion they must note their goal academic program in the Notes of the application. Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com
March 21, 2019
The Library and Information Technology diploma program is now closed for the Fall 2019 semester.
Please review the list of closed programs for the Fall and Winter semesters at the application portal.
Feb. 22, 2019 Application Processing Update
Expect delays with application processing due to the high volume of applications received. Average processing time from receipt of a completed application is approximately one month.
In some cases, depending upon the program applied to, the application review process can take up to six weeks or more.
Feb. 15, 2019 New Programs Available Fall 2019
The following programs are now open to apply to for the Fall 2019 semester: