The University of the Fraser Valley’s campuses and regional centres are nestled in its namesake mountain-ringed valley. UFV boasts a flexible admissions policy and offers trades and vocational programs alongside degrees and diplomas. It offers programs at nine campuses and centres, including a location in Chandigarh, India. Students can choose full-time, part-time, or online studies in a structured or flexible program tailored to their needs. The idea of “laddering”—where most diplomas count as the first two years of a degree program—is central to UFV’s purpose.
The Abbotsford campus features the school’s only student residence, along with a fitness centre, main library and student union building. The Chilliwack campus focuses on health sciences, agriculture, trades and technology. This campus features an Aboriginal gathering place, one part of the commitment to indigenization that UFV weaves into its curriculum, special programs and events.
UFV has a thriving international education department and offers co-operative education options in several areas, including library information and technology, computer information systems and business. It has embraced a philosophy of blending theory and applied studies in many programs, such as its mechatronics diploma, which combines electronics and mechanical engineering. It is also known for offering challenging research opportunities at the undergraduate level.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-grad)||Residence offerings|
|Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students)||$5,399||$5,399||$2,284-$5,399||$5,399-$9,410||Yes|
• Automation and Robotics Technician: In this diploma program, students learn how to build, maintain and integrate automation and control systems in a wide variety of sectors, such as agriculture, oil and gas.
• Berry Production Essentials: A certificate program aimed at supporting one of the Fraser Valley’s thriving industries. Through hands-on greenhouse instruction, students learn how to ensure sustainable growth and maximum yields.
• Aviation: Students can complete a bachelor of general studies while also working toward a commercial pilot’s licence.
• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bacholer of Science
• Diploma of General Studies
• Diploma of Business Administration