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. Currently, CIS diploma & degree program applicants are being assessed using a comptetitive admissions model.

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

Semesters open for applications 
 Summer 2021

Fall 2020

 Winter 2021

All programs Open Oct. 1, 2020 Closed May 1, 2020 Opened May 1,2020

 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 deadlines
SemesterOffer of AdmissionDeadline
Fall  All applicants May 30*
Winter All applicants Oct 1
Summer All applicants Feb 1

  *Fall 2020 semester: Minimum $5,000 deposit required by May 30 to be admitted to UFV and receive an official letter of acceptance. Remaining tuition fee deposit is owed by August 1st.

Semester dates
SemesterIn  sessionBreak
Winter 2019 Jan 7–Apr 26 Apr 27–Apr 20
Summer 2019 May 1–Aug 24 Aug 25–Sep 2
Fall 2019* Sep 4–Dec 16 Dec 17, 2019–Jan 5, 2020
Winter 2020* Jan 6-Apr 24 Apr 25-May 3, 2020
Summer 2020* May 4-Aug 22 Aug 23-Sep 7, 2020

* 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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