University of the Fraser Valley

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University of the Fraser Valley
University of the Fraser Valley
The University of the Fraser Valley’s guiding philosophy is that everyone deserves a chance at a post-secondary education. It boasts a flexible admissions policy and still maintains the trades and vocational programs it relied on before being granted full university status. Today, it provides diplomas, certificates and degree options at campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission, British Columbia, and in Chandigarh, India.

The idea of ‘laddering’ – where most diplomas count as the first two years of a degree program – is central to the university’s purpose. Students in Justice Studies, for instance, can graduate with a two-year diploma that allows them to work as corrections officers or customs officials, or they can go on to pursue a four-year applied bachelor’s degree. The University of the Fraser Valley is student-centred. Its supportive campus community, dedicated faculty, experiential learning opportunities and broad range of student services all contribute to a rich undergraduate experience that students love.

The campuses and regional centres are nestled in the mountain-ringed Fraser Valley. The Abbotsford campus features the school’s single student residence, fitness centre, main library and new student union building. An Agriculture Centre of Excellence began operating at the Chilliwack campus in 2014, and a new location opened in downtown Chilliwack that same year.

Standout programs

  • Global Development Studies
  • Economics


Two International Student Academic Excellence Awards of CA$1,000 each are awarded to top University of the Fraser Valley international students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (minimum 3.67 GPA) in their programs and who are planning to continue studies at the university.


International Students Endowment Scholarships are available to international students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The value of the award fluctuates each year based on the endowment amount.

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