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The University of the Fraser Valley’s vision is to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada and to be a leader of the social, cultural, economic and environmentally-responsible development of the Fraser Valley. The University of the Fraser Valley will measure its success by the successes of its graduates and the successful development of the communities they serve. In achieving its goals, University of Fraser Valley has committed to being innovative, entrepreneurial and accountable.

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. The school has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

The University of the Fraser Valley’s small class sizes allow students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. There are more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, including more than a dozen trades and technology programs to choose from. Admission policies are flexible, and students can learn in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time, in-class, online, as part of a structured program, or one tailored completely to their interests.

Many of UFV’s programs ladder into one another, allowing students to earn a one-year certificate and/or a two-year diploma on the way to completing a full degree. Other programs offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with professional, paid work experience. UFV’s emphasis on applied research provides many opportunities for student researchers. UFV’s thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Additionally, continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and UFV’s award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive. 

Quick facts

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Why This University

  • Supportive Campus Environment: Students receive individual attention both inside and outside the classroom from academic instructors and counselors. There are many ways that students of all backgrounds can reach out and receive assignment help, academic advice and career guidance throughout their journey at UFV. 
  • High-Quality Education: With a 96% satisfaction rate, UFV is widely considered one of BC’s top universities. There are over 100 programs and 700 classes to choose from across a variety of faculties, including business, the sciences, media, arts, healthcare and IT. 
  • Location: UFV is surrounded by beautiful mountains, dense forests and countless hiking trails. The schools is also in close proximity to Metro Vancouver, the U.S. border, and the Abbotsford International Airport.
  • Tight-Knit Community: There are many ways to get involved at UFV, whether that be through volunteer work, joining one of the many Cascades sports teams, or attending a cultural celebration or event held by one of the many student-run clubs.


English as Second Language (ESL)

  • English Language Studies

4-Year Bachelor's Degree

  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies (Optional Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Optional Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice (Optional Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Child and Youth Care
  • Bachelor of Arts – Global Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Optional Co-op)

2-Year Undergraduate Diploma

  • University Diploma – Visual Arts
  • University Diploma – Agriculture Technology
  • University Diploma – Computer Information Systems
  • University Diploma – Engineering Physics – Mechatronics
  • University Diploma – Graphic and Digital Design
  • University Diploma – Library and Information Technology
  • University Diploma – Social Service Worker
  • University Diploma – Theatre Arts
  • University Diploma – Business Administration – Aviation
  • University Diploma – General Studies
  • Associate of Arts (Optional Co-op)
  • University Diploma – Liberal Arts
  • University Diploma – Criminal Justice
  • University Diploma – Aboriginal Culture and Language Support
  • University Diploma – Business Administration (Optional Co-op)
  • Engineering Transfer

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

  • Master of Arts – Criminal Justice
  • Master of Social Work (Advanced Entry)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – Data Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate – Child Life and Community Health
  • Master of Social Work (Foundational Entry)
  • Graduate Certificate – Migration and Citizenship
  • Graduate Diploma – Migration and Citizenship

1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate

University Certificate – Community Support Worker
University Certificate – Computer Information Systems
University Certificate – Early Childhood Education
University Certificate – Horticulture Crop Production and Protection
University Certificate – Livestock Production
University Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
University Certificate – Geographic Information Systems
University Certificate – Berry Production Essentials
University Certificate – Current Agricultural Practices Essentials
University Certificate – Field Vegetable Production Essentials
University Certificate – Integrated Pest Management Essentials
University Certificate – Mennonite Studies

Top subjects

  • Visual Arts
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Graphic and Digital Design
  • Library and Information Technology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Liberal Arts

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