Frequently Asked Questions

Why study in Canada?

Canada is renowned for its quality education and competitive entry requirements. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy prosperous careers as their education is recognized worldwide. For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be one of the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators.

Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates. Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world. Canada plays host to more than 180,000 international students in any given year. Increasingly, it is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world.

Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada’s campuses. Most universities and colleges have their own campus security 24 hrs a day. Canadian institutes charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and, at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality.

Why choose UFV?

University of the Fraser Valley is an accredited Public University, based out of British Columbia, Canada and is the only Canadian academic institution that operates a pathway facility in India at Chandigarh. UFV India has been delivering academic excellence in India since 2006 and our students, present and past, are the biggest testimonials of our success. A download of attached UFV India view book would comprehensively explain this unique opportunity. Indeed, UFV India is the best of Canada at your doorstep.

Am I better off studying at UFV India campus or directly in Canada?

You have just come out of your class 12th and hold a dream to pursue education in Canada. However, other than a totally different education pedagogy that is applied, a clear departure from what you have learnt in all those years of rote learning. There is also a different culture and social assimilation that you need to get acquainted with, before you take that leap of faith. Many of our own students were restless to go as soon as possible to Canada, not realising what may stare them in the faces. Faculty fly in from our Canada Campus in our orientation workshop- Academic Foundation Program (AFP) and stay to tutor you for a semester or two. You are far better placed to hit the road running and attaining student success while starting closer to your home, among friends at a one of a kind Canadian institution.

How does UFV Rank ?

UFV ranking is also one subject that interests the prospective student. In a recent survey by the BC Provincial Government for colleges and Universities, UFV has scored well on some key parameters. Explore more on the below mentioned link.

Some significant take away from the survey include:

1) Are you employed ?

UFV students are at a 95% rate of employment.

UBC students are at a 93% rate of employment. SFU students are at a 90% rate of employment.

2) How related was the job to your education?

For UFV students, it was 52% relevant.

For UBC students, it was 43% relevant.

For SFU students, it was 40% relevant. BGSReportsByDiscipline.aspx

Are credits transferable to other institution, and are there options to study in countries other than Canada?

Not only are our credits transferable and recoganized across the globe, we have close to seventy partnerships and articulations in place with leading institutions around the world. A student can start at UFV India and we can help them to do a semester with one of our international partners to give a truly global perspective. A full page is dedicated to this in the prospectus and a student can also learn more at:

Are there any scholarships at UFV?

UFV awards Rs. 4.25 lakhs in the form of scholarships each year. Scholarships are usually awarded at UFV’s annual awards ceremony

Can I study and work part time to help finance myself in Canada?

Yes, you can in certain circumstances. However, when applying for a student authorization you must be able to prove to the visa officer that you have enough finances to support yourself the entire length of the program. International students can work off campus without a work permit up to 20 hours per week during studies and 40 hours per week during vacations. They can earn approximately C $10.25 per hour. Students can work full time off campus during co-op terms and can earn approximately C$ 10 – C$ 15 per hour, amounting to C$ 400 to C $ 1,000 per month. You are allowed to work in Canada for 1-3 years after completing your academic program, depending on the length of the program.