University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited Canadian 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. UFV strives to be a place of learning that recognizes, respects and includes indigenous ways of knowing. Our Fraser Valley locations are in the traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples.
Canada’s education system ranks among the best in the world, and Canadian degrees are recognized internationally. University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is recognized internationally for student success, an excellent learning environment, and our work with local communities.
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The main UFV campus is nestled within the Cascade mountains in Abbotsford, a ten-minute drive from U.S border and a three-hour drive to Seattle. As a teaching oriented university, UFV not only provides you with quality instruction, but with engaging learning opportunities that ensure you are job-ready and equipped to make an impact when you graduate.
Located in Chandigarh, India — The City Beautiful.
A unique location of the University of the Fraser Valley in India at GGD SD College, Chandigarh. A one of a kind Canadian post-secondary institution on Indian soil that offers applied North American curriculum taught by a mix of International and Indian faculty. After successful completion of at least one year at UFV India, students can seamlessly proceed to complete their program at UFV Canada or anywhere else in North America.
Abbotsford Campus, British Columbia, Canada
Chilliwack Campus, British Columbia, Canada
Clearbrook Centre, British Columbia, Canada
Chandigarh Campus, India
The genesis of UFV India lies in the prominent representation of a huge Indian diaspora, especially from Punjab, in Canada. Canada has been an aspirational place to study, work, and live for the Indian community for decades.
Formal discussions began in 2003 between Panjab University, Chandigarh, and University College of the Fraser Valley (as it was then known) on educational collaborations. This resulted in a MoU in 2004, which included exploration of curriculum development and faculty and student exchange. It was also at this time that the idea of delivering UFV academic programs in India took shape, and in 2006, UFV and Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College (GGD SD College), located in Chandigarh, and affiliated with Punjab University, signed an agreement to deliver the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program to Indian students at SD College.
Since then, UFV India has grown from strength to strength. The students and their parents see an immense value in starting at UFV India, and taking a campus transfer to UFV Canada after their first, second, or third year of education. Students stay closer to their home at a time when they have just come out of high school and get acquainted to an applied education taught by an eclectic mix of Canadian and Indian faculty while absorbing the social-cultural nuances of another world.
The twelve-year journey of UFV India has paid off well. The students, current and graduated, are our biggest referral. We have added more programs in the areas of computer information systems (BCIS), humanities (BA), and a graduate studies pathway program (MPBC).
Canada and India have a long-lasting bilateral relationship built upon shared traditions of democracy and an Indian diaspora of more than one million in Canada. Since 2006, UFV’s location in India has been an important place to visit on Canada’s national and provincial trade missions. Dignitaries including the Canadian Minister of International Trade and the Premiere of British Columbia have been proudly hosted at UFV India. Immense pride is taken in the fact that UFV India proudly hoists Canadian flag in the Indian education landscape.
We are committed to building leaders and delivering academic excellence. Our faculty represent a rich diversity of backgrounds and combine the finest teaching and mentoring systems to deliver the best to our students. We have an eclectic mix of hand-picked Indian and Canadian faculty, comprehensively trained to deliver world-class academic standards. Many of our faculty have been with us since our inception, reflecting their belief and commitment to our India operations. Our current students are fortunate recipients of our faculty’s depth of experiences and accomplishments.