Dates & deadlines


UFV has three semesters per year:

Fall Semester: September to December
Winter Semester: January to April
Summer Semester: May to August (limited academic programs and course offerings / no English Language Studies (ELS) program)
When to apply? Apply early! Seats in many programs are limited and fill quickly.

How long will it take to process my application? Due to the high volume of applications received, please expect a longer than normal delay in processing your application.  In some cases, depending upon the program applied to, an application review process can take up to six weeks.

Will I get an offer of admission?  Meeting minimum program entrance requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

What programs are open to international students? Check Available programs by semester.

Semesters open for application
 Summer 2021

Fall 2021

 Winter 2022

All programs Opened Oct. 1, 2020 Opened Oct. 1, 2020 Will open May 1, 2021

 Want to apply? Please go to the International Application Portal.


Tuition fee deposit deadlines

Students who have received an offer of admission should be mindful of the following deadlines to secure their seat at UFV. Applicants who do not meet the deadline must re-apply to a future open semester.


Tuition fee deposit deadline
SemesterOffer of AdmissionDeadline
Fall  All applicants May 1
Winter All applicants Oct 1
Summer All applicants Feb 1


Semester dates
SemesterIn  sessionBreak
Winter 2020 Jan 6 - Apr 24, 2020 Apr 25 - May 3, 2020
Summer 2020 May 4 - Aug 22, 2020 Aug 23-Sep 7, 2020
Fall 2020 Sept 8 - Dec 21, 2020 Dec 22, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
Winter 2021* Jan 6 - Apr 26, 2021 Apr 27 - May 4, 2021

* Tentative Dates


  • Semester dates include exam periods
  • Dates are subject to change without notice
  • There are limited academic course offerings in summer semesters
  • Summer semesters include early (May/June) and late (July/August) sessions
  • ELS programming is not offered in summer semesters

UFV presents students with a unique opportunity to grow not only as students but also as valued members of society where their contributions and participation is constantly appreciated and encouraged.

  • – Eyerusalem Abebe
  •    UFV student
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