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May 2024

Deadline

February 2024

Turnaround time

14 working days

Why choose this institution?

  • 4 QS Stars
  • Small class sizes and experiential opportunities
  • Lower cost of living and plenty of available financial aid
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Out of the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV’s) total student population, approximately 9.5% are international. 55 countries represented on campus and top student nationalities including Chinese, Indian, Saudi, Korean and Japanese.

UFV’s Abbotsford campus has a math center, career, and advising centers, an indigenous student center, a student newspaper, and radio. UFV’s Chilliwack campus boasts a fully equipped dental clinic, a black box theatre, an EEG lab, an environmental chamber, a First Nations gathering place, a 783 square meter barn with a livestock area and a 600 square meter greenhouse.

UFV’s main strengths include its small class sizes (typically 25 to 36 students per classroom), experiential learning opportunities and affordable tuition fees.

In a recent survey, 83% of UFV graduates were in work two years after graduating, while 47% were continuing their education. 72% of those working had found a job related to their program, and the median salary was approximately US$37,046.

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  • Master of Social Work

    Upcoming intake

    September (06/09/2024)

    Deadline

    April (15/04/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entrance Requirements:

    Option 1: Advanced (BSW) graduates

    Bachelor of Social Work degree from a program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education — Association Canadienne pour la Formation en Travail Social with a minimum GPA of 3.00. GPA will be calculated on the most recently completed 30 credits (or equivalent) of upper-level university courses

    Two years of volunteer work or paid employment (3,000 hours) in social services, social work, or a closely related field.

    Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and nature of social work and alignment with professional social work codes of ethics.

    Interview with the MSW committee may be required.

    Personal statement (for more details, see the Additional documents section of this link).

    Three professional letters of reference


    Option 2: Foundational (Non-BSW) graduates

    Completion of a three- or four-year Bachelor’s degree in an allied program (for example, Child and Youth Care, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Education) from a recognized institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.00. GPA will be calculated on the most recently completed 30 credits (or equivalent) of upper-level university courses.
    Two years of volunteer work or paid employment (3,000 hours) in social services or a closely related field.
    Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and nature of social work and their alignment with professional social work codes of ethics.
    Interview with the MSW committee may be required.
    Personal statement (for more details, see the Additional documents section of this link).
    Three professional letters of reference.


    English Language Requirements:

    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12. Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples; all with a minimum C+ grade, International Baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level), Advanced Placement English, or equivalent.

    Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study (not less than three courses per semester or equivalent, with C grades or higher averaged over academic courses) at a secondary and/or post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country recognized by UFV for English language proficiency purposes (see list of countries below).

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - IBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or paper-based score of 570 with a TWE (essay) score of 4.5 or higher.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic format - score of at least 6.5., with no band score less than 6.0.

    UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) - score of 48 or higher.

    MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - score of at least 85.

    CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) - score of at least 70.

    CanTEST - overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing.

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - grade of C or higher.

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English - grade A.

    LPI (Language Proficiency Index) - essay score of 30 (level 5).

    UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084).

    Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic score of 61 with a minimum score of 60 in Writing.

    EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) - grade 1.

    Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) - 9 overall, with no skill less than 8.

    A minimum grade of C- for a course taken at or transferable to UFV as first-year English or one of the following: CMNS 125, 145, 175, or 251.

    ENGL 099 with a C or better.

    ENGL 081 or ENGL 091 with a C+ or better.

    EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084) with a C+ or better.

    Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 110 or higher.

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  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma in International Business

    Upcoming intake

    September (06/09/2024)

    Deadline

    April (15/04/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:

    A 3-or 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a non-business or management field of study with a minimum 60%, or C, average in the last two years of study.


    English Language Requirements:

    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12. Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples; all with a minimum C+ grade, International Baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level), Advanced Placement English, or equivalent.

    Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study (not less than three courses per semester or equivalent, with C grades or higher averaged over academic courses) at a secondary and/or post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country recognized by UFV for English language proficiency purposes (see list of countries below).

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - IBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or paper-based score of 570 with a TWE (essay) score of 4.5 or higher.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic format - score of at least 6.5., with no band score less than 6.0.

    UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) - score of 48 or higher.

    MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - score of at least 85.

    CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) - score of at least 70.

    CanTEST - overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing.

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - grade of C or higher.

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English - grade A.

    LPI (Language Proficiency Index) - essay score of 30 (level 5).

    UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084).

    Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic score of 61 with a minimum score of 60 in Writing.

    EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) - grade 1.

    Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) - 9 overall, with no skill less than 8.

    A minimum grade of C- for a course taken at or transferable to UFV as first-year English or one of the following: CMNS 125, 145, 175, or 251.

    ENGL 099 with a C or better.

    ENGL 081 or ENGL 091 with a C+ or better.

    EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084) with a C+ or better.

    Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 110 or higher.

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  • Diploma in Computer Information Systems

    Upcoming intake

    May (06/05/2024)

    Deadline

    February (01/02/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:

    B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent

    Mature student 19 years or older (see Note)

    Completion of a minimum of nine university-level credits, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 based on all credits attempted

    Note: Non-graduates who may require academic preparation are encouraged to contact the Upgrading and University Preparation department (UUP) for assessment and advice before applying to post-secondary programs.


    One of the following:

    Principles of Mathematics 12 with a C+ or better

    Foundations of Mathematics 12 with a B or better

    Pre-calculus 12 with a C or better

    MATH 092 and MATH 093 with a C or better in both

    MATH 094 and MATH 095 with a C or better in both (discontinued)

    MATH 096 with a C or better

    MATH 110 with a C or better


    Prerequisites for CMNS 125, CMNS 175, or ENGL 105.

    Note 1: All students entering the CIS program are expected to be computer literate. This includes knowing how to run programs and manage files in a Windows environment and having basic Internet, word processing, and spreadsheet skills. Students should consult the School of Computing for specific prerequisite skills needed for beginning courses.


    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or permission from the program head.

    Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details. Unofficial copies may accompany the application form if official transcripts have been ordered.


    English Language Requirements:

    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12. Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples; all with a minimum C+ grade, International Baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level), Advanced Placement English, or equivalent.

    Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study (not less than three courses per semester or equivalent, with C grades or higher averaged over academic courses) at a secondary and/or post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country recognized by UFV for English language proficiency purposes (see list of countries below).

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - IBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or paper-based score of 570 with a TWE (essay) score of 4.5 or higher.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic format - score of at least 6.5., with no band score less than 6.0.

    UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) - score of 48 or higher.

    MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - score of at least 85.

    CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) - score of at least 70.

    CanTEST - overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing.

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - grade of C or higher.

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English - grade A.

    LPI (Language Proficiency Index) - essay score of 30 (level 5).

    UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084).

    Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic score of 61 with a minimum score of 60 in Writing.

    EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) - grade 1.

    Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) - 9 overall, with no skill less than 8.

    A minimum grade of C- for a course taken at or transferable to UFV as first-year English or one of the following: CMNS 125, 145, 175, or 251.

    ENGL 099 with a C or better.

    ENGL 081 or ENGL 091 with a C+ or better.

    EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084) with a C+ or better.

    Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 110 or higher.

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  • Associate of Science

    Upcoming intake

    May (06/05/2024)

    Deadline

    February (01/02/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:

    One of the following:

    B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent

    Completion of nine university-level credits with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 based on all university credits attempted.

    Note: Once a student has nine or more university-level credits, admission will be based on the cummulative GPA.


    Mathematics requirement: one of the following:

    Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum grade of B

    Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of A

    MATH 092 and MATH 093, each with a minimum grade of B

    MATH 095 with a minimum grade of B (discontinued)

    MATH 096 with a minimum grade of B

    MDPT score of 70% or better

    MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C+

    MATH 111 with a minimum grade of C

    MATH 112

    MATH 118


    Science requirement: one of the following courses, with a minimum grade of C+:

    Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 12, BIO 093, or BIO 111

    Chemistry 12, CHEM 093 (discontinued), CHEM 110, or CHEM 113

    COMP 150, COMP 152, or COMP 155

    Geography 12, Physical Geography 12, GEOG 101 (discontinued), GEOG 102 (discontinued), GEOG 103, or GEOG 111

    Geology 12 or GEOG 116

    Physics 12, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, or PHYS 111

    STAT 104 or STAT 106


    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    For secondary school entrance, a final official transcript (if graduated). For students currently in Grade 12, see the secondary school grades and transcripts section of the Admissions website for more information.

    For university students, official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.


    English Language Requirements:

    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12. Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples; all with a minimum C+ grade, International Baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level), Advanced Placement English, or equivalent.

    Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study (not less than three courses per semester or equivalent, with C grades or higher averaged over academic courses) at a secondary and/or post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country recognized by UFV for English language proficiency purposes (see list of countries below).

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - IBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or paper-based score of 570 with a TWE (essay) score of 4.5 or higher.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic format - score of at least 6.5., with no band score less than 6.0.

    UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) - score of 48 or higher.

    MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - score of at least 85.

    CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) - score of at least 70.

    CanTEST - overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing.

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - grade of C or higher.

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English - grade A.

    LPI (Language Proficiency Index) - essay score of 30 (level 5).

    UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084).

    Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic score of 61 with a minimum score of 60 in Writing.

    EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) - grade 1.

    Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) - 9 overall, with no skill less than 8.

    A minimum grade of C- for a course taken at or transferable to UFV as first-year English or one of the following: CMNS 125, 145, 175, or 251.

    ENGL 099 with a C or better.

    ENGL 081 or ENGL 091 with a C+ or better.

    EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084) with a C+ or better.

    Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 110 or higher.

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  • Associate in Arts

    Upcoming intake

    May (06/05/2024)

    Deadline

    February (01/02/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:

    Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)

    B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.

    A minimum grade of C+ in English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (see Note).

    Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.

    A minimum grade of C+ in one other Approved Grade 12 course.


    Out-of-country applicants

    Students must have B.C. secondary school graduation equivalency, meet the prerequisites for ENGL 105 or CMNS 125, and have completed an equivalent average of C+ (equated to the UFV grading system) in two academic Grade 12 courses.


    Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)

    Minimum of nine university-level credits completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 based on all university-level credits attempted.

    Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.


    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    For university entrance, students must submit official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.

    For secondary school entrance, students must submit an official secondary school transcript if they have graduated. For students currently in Grade 12, final grades are required by August 3. To retain their original application date, students should order early so transcripts arrive within two weeks of the date the application is mailed or submitted.


    English Language Requirements:

    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12. Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples; all with a minimum C+ grade, International Baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level), Advanced Placement English, or equivalent.

    Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study (not less than three courses per semester or equivalent, with C grades or higher averaged over academic courses) at a secondary and/or post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country recognized by UFV for English language proficiency purposes (see list of countries below).

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - IBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or paper-based score of 570 with a TWE (essay) score of 4.5 or higher.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic format - score of at least 6.5., with no band score less than 6.0.

    UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) - score of 48 or higher.

    MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - score of at least 85.

    CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) - score of at least 70.

    CanTEST - overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing.

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - grade of C or higher.

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English - grade A.

    LPI (Language Proficiency Index) - essay score of 30 (level 5).

    UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084).

    Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic score of 61 with a minimum score of 60 in Writing.

    EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) - grade 1.

    Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) - 9 overall, with no skill less than 8.

    A minimum grade of C- for a course taken at or transferable to UFV as first-year English or one of the following: CMNS 125, 145, 175, or 251.

    ENGL 099 with a C or better.

    ENGL 081 or ENGL 091 with a C+ or better.

    EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084) with a C+ or better.

    Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 110 or higher.

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    • International Regional Entrance Scholarship - CAD $5,000
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