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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). Summer semester also has Early (May to June) and Late (July to August) sessions.
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?  There is a good chance if you have met all of the program's entrance requirements; however, please note, meeting minimum program entrance requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Questions about your application status? Log in to the Applicant Portal and check what stage your application is at and if your official documents have been received or are still outstanding.

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

Semesters open for application
 Summer 2022

Fall 2022

 Winter 2022

All programs Oct. 1, 2021 Oct. 1, 2021
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 2021 Jan 6 - Apr 26, 2021 Apr 27-30, 2021
Summer 2021 May 3 - Aug 26, 2021 Aug 27 - Sep 10, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept 13 - Dec 22, 2021  Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2022*

* 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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