Your first year at UFV will cost about CAD $30,000. The actual amount may be different for you and depends on your program. You may have to pay more for 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 deadlines for international students.
International students are expected to take 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 is calculated per credit.
- Fall or winter tuition: $7,716 (12 credits) plus $643 for every additional credit
- Summer tuition: $643 per credit
Adding and dropping courses
As an international student attending full-time, you will be enrolled in at least 12 credits worth of courses. If you add a course, you will pay $643 for every credit over 12.
For example, if you are enrolled in four courses, each worth three credits, and you pick up an additional three-credit course, you pay an additional $1,929.
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 the circumstances, and is based on the total tuition fees for each course.
Other fees and expenses
International administration fee: $1,450 one time
This fee only applies to new international students who enter UFV for the first time.
It covers the costs of things like:
- Pre-application and pre-arrival support
- New student advising including registration, orientation, and settlement support
- Agent fees
Student fees: $440 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.
Books and supplies: $1,280 per year
Housing in residence: $5,900 per year
Baker House is the on-campus residence. There are also off-campus housing options.
Living expenses: approximately $4,000 per year (varies from student to student)
Co-op placement: $1,200 per semester
This fee is charged for each semester that you get paid work experience through our co-op program.
Transfer credit evaluation fee: $250
This fee applies only if you transfer credits from another post-secondary school.