Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.
What we offer?
UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet small class sizes allow you to get to know your instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. We offer more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs.
Colleges, faculties, & schools
College of Arts
Faculty of Access and Continuing Education
Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Professional Studies
Faculty of Science
School of Graduate Studies
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), formerly known as University College of the Fraser Valley and Fraser Valley College, is a Canadian public university with campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope, British Columbia. Founded in 1974 as Fraser Valley College, it was a response to the need for expanded vocational training in the communities of the Fraser Valley. In 1988, it became a university college, with degree-granting status. As the University College of the Fraser Valley, it grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest university colleges in Canada.
In recognition of the growing needs for higher education within the region and in the province, the provincial government granted full university status on 21 April 2008. Student enrollment is now over 15,000 students annually.
In the 2010 The Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, UFV earned the most "A Range" grades of any post-secondary institution in British Columbia, receiving A grades in quality of education, student-faculty interaction, and ease of registration.
The Abbotsford campus is UFV's main campus, located in the third most diverse city in Canada. This campus features classroom and office spaces, a large library, a cafeteria, a non-smoking, four-floor residence with 102 double occupancy suites, a bookstore, a sports centre, and a new 50,000 square foot student centre that integrates student activities and campus life with key academic and administrative offices.
On 85 acres at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack, UFV has a LEED Gold-certified facility, featuring a striking atrium, stunningly large classrooms, state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a fully equipped dental clinic, nursing stations, a library, a bookstore, a cafeteria, a black box theatre, a human performance lab that includes an EEG lab, environmental chamber, and teaching lab and an Indigenous Gathering Place.
UFV Aerospace Centre is ideally located at the Abbotsford Airport. The spacious and well-ventilated facility houses a few airplanes — including a 727 — to allow students in the Aircraft Structures Technician program to get hands-on experience. The Bicycle Technology program, run by bike legend, Paul Brodie, is also running at the Aerospace Centre.
UFV’s Agriculture Centre of Excellence is located on the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. It features two polyethene greenhouses, a barn — including livestock area, milking area, poultry area, and swine area — and a greenhouse with a multi-wall polycarbonate construction that provides a strong thermal rating and high energy efficiency. The greenhouse is the tallest in North America (12m), which allows it to retain the CO2 rather than venting it as excess heat.
Located on the bottom floor of the Clearbrook Library, UFV's Clearbrook Centre houses Continuing Education and Applied Business Technology program. The facility also provides space for special events and seminars. It is located in Abbotsford's city core, close to Abbotsford City Hall, The Reach gallery, Abbotsford police headquarters, shopping and restaurants, and the Clearbrook library.
UFV Five Corners is located in the heart of downtown Chilliwack. It is home to a variety of courses and programs offered by UFV’s Continuing Education. It is also be available for community bookings and meetings, programming by other UFV departments, and customized contract training through Continuing Education at UFV.
The UFV Hope Centre serves the local community by offering upgrading and continuing education courses, and providing student services, such as registration, fee payment, and computer support. Students can request library books, get their campus cards, and write exams for courses at UFV or other institutions. Rooms are also available for rental by community groups.
UFV's Mission campus at Heritage Park Centre lies on a hillside nestled among the southern coastal mountains and overlooks the Fraser River valley. On the Mission campus, students have access to upgrading, continuing studies courses, and many academic courses, including the Graphic & Digital Design program.
Trades and Technology Centre
Located next door to the new UFV building at Canada Education Park, UFV's Trades and Technology Centre features shops and kitchens equipped with top of the line equipment to support programs that provide hands-on, job-focused technology and skill training.
International location: Chandigarh campus
Since 2006, UFV operates one-of-a-kind Canadian institution on Indian soil in the beautiful city of Chandigarh. UFV’s Chandigarh campus allows students to start their educational journey closer to home and to prepare to transition seamlessly to one of UFV’s Canadian campus to finish their degree.
Each year, UFV International welcomes more than 300 new students from dozens of countries around the world. To recognize academic achievement, we offer the following scholarships to top incoming international students.Recipients will be notified five weeks after the application deadline for the Fall or Winter semester.
International Undergraduate Student Entrance Scholarship
$1,000 to top 10 applicants for Fall entry and top five applicants for Winter entry
Who is eligible?
This scholarship is available to top international undergraduate student applicants from recognized post-secondary institutions with a minimum GPA of 3.33 (B+). Short-term visiting students and exchange students are not eligible for this scholarship.
How to apply?
All eligible international applicants who apply to UFV are considered automatically. No separate application is necessary. The International Undergraduate Student Entrance Scholarship will be issued as a tuition credit in the recipients' second semester of studies at UFV.
BC Region High School International Student Entrance Scholarship
$5,000 to top three applicants for Fall entry
Who is eligible?
This scholarship is available to top international high school students studying in BC who apply to study at UFV in their graduating year. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.33 (B+) in all grade 12 courses (minimum three approved grade 12 courses required). In the event that students have taken provincial exams, the higher of the school mark or the blended grade (school mark and provincial exam mark combined) will be applied. Decisions are based on, but not limited to, meeting award criteria, letter of reference and GPA.
How to apply?
Applications must be received by the UFV International office by March 1. Students must complete the BC Region High School International Student Scholarship application form and submit it with their interim transcript, and letter of reference from a current school teacher, counselor or principal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recipients of the award will be notified by the end of March.
International High School Diploma Entrance Scholarship
$1,000 to top four applicants for Fall entry
Who is eligible?
This scholarship is available to top international high school students who apply to study at UFV in their graduating year from an international high school with an equivalent BC high school diploma and a minimum overall GPA of 3.33 (B+) on all grade 12 courses (minimum three approved grade 12 courses required).
How to apply?
All eligible international applicants who apply to UFV are considered automatically. No separate application is necessary. The International High School Diploma Entrance Scholarship will be issued as a tuition credit in the recipients' second semester of studies at UFV.