Tuition and fees for current international students

As a returning international student to UFV, your cost will depend on your program and any additional costs like lab fees, course materials, field trips, and other extras.

Costs are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice. 

You must pay your tuition and fees by the deadline for international students.


You are expected to attend courses full-time during the fall and winter semesters. Full-time attendance is based on a minimum of 12 credits. Most courses are worth three credits, so 12 credits usually equals four courses.

If you are taking courses in the summer, there is no course load requirement. You can study part-time and your tuition will be calculated per credit.

  • Fall or winter tuition: $8,184 (12 credits) plus $682 for every additional credit (effective fall 2023)
  • Summer tuition: $656 per credit (increasing to $682 per credit for summer 2024)

Adding and dropping courses

As an international student attending full-time, you should enroll in at least 12 credits worth of courses. If you add a course, you will pay $682 for every credit over 12. For example, if you are enrolled in four courses worth three credits each, and you add a three-credit course, you pay an additional $2,046.

If you drop or withdraw from courses, you should know the withdrawal dates because you may be subject to academic and financial penalties.

You may be eligible for a refund if you withdraw from a course. The amount depends on the program and circumstances and is based on the total tuition fees for each course.

View course withdrawal deadlines.

Learn more about tuition refunds.

Other fees and expenses

Student fees: $450 per semester

Every student contributes to the student union and student societies. These fees also include a public transit pass for unlimited access to nearly all local transit.

Medical and dental insurance: $800 per year

You must have medical insurance while you are in Canada.

Learn more about medical and dental coverage. 

Books and supplies: $1,280 per year

Housing in residence: $5,900 per year

Baker House is our on-campus residence. There are also off-campus housing options.

Learn more about housing for students.

Living expenses: approximately $4,000 per year (varies from student to student)

Co-op placement: $1,248 per semester

This fee is charged for each semester you get paid work experience through our co-op program.

Learn more about co-operative education at UFV.

Transfer credit evaluation fee: $250

This fee applies only if you are transferring credits from another post-secondary school.

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