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Requirements for Canadian Students

You can apply to a UFV program path or to General Studies if you are a Canadian citizen* or a permanent resident (landed immigrant), and a high school graduate or 19 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester.

Many programs require that you meet other entrance requirements, such as grade 12 graduation, completion of specific courses with certain grades or averages, written statements, references, etc. Contact UFV Admissions, Office of the Registrar for further information.

Requirements for International Students

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 high school graduation and specific program prerequisites for admission into any academic program. Equivalencies vary from country to country and a complete list can be found at You will be requested to provide official copies of your high school transcripts.

English Requirements
For direct admission into academic programs, students must have one of the following: a TOEFL score of 88 (iBT), an IELTS 6.5, or another articulated standardized test of English language proficiency from our approved list.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Apply starting October 1 for the following September, August 1 for the following January, and October 1 for the following May. You are advised to mail in your application. The postmarked date is used to determine the "date" of a mailed in application, regardless of when it is received by UFV, provided the application is complete upon submission. For details, see the Web site and choose "Introduction & General Information".

Procedure for International Students

Students can submit their applications online at UFV International's online application gives you the ability to save your information so that you can submit your documents and complete your application at your own convenience.To complete the application, you need to provide the following information:

1. Your high school transcript(s).
2. Your post-secondary transcript(s) from all institutions attended (if applicable).
3. Your English language score (TOEFL, IELTS, LPI).
4. Your passport.

UFV has intakes in September, January, and May. Students are advised to apply early as many programs have a limited number of seats. Late applications will be accepted for ESL programs as long as there is space.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on January 04, 2023