The University of the Fraser Valley, formerly known as University College of the Fraser Valley and Fraser Valley College, is a Canadian public university with campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, British Columbia. The university was created in 1974.
In recognition of the growing need for higher education within the region and in the province, the provincial government granted full university status on 21 April 2008. Student enrollment is now over 15,000 students annually.
UFV is home to ten research centers and institutes. Additionally, the Chilliwack Campus is the site of the new BC Centre of Excellence for Agriculture. Much of the research conducted at UFV, in particular through the activities of centers such as the Centre for Food and Farmland Innovation and the South Asian Studies Institute focuses on issues of regional concern.
- Only international students can apply for this scholarship, native Canadian students can not apply.
- International students must have a stable G.P.A. of 3.0 that has not faltered their entire high school career.
- Given current English upgrading options available, please encourage applicants to apply who have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0, or equivalent.
- Must be a student that is considered an international student, domestic Canadian students can not apply
- Must be a student from a foreign country such as India, Ghana, Kenya, Japan, China, Nigeria, Sweden, the USA, Bostwana, Iran, Qatar, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and many more.
- Students must come from an offshore high school that has been inspected and certified by the B.C. government.
- The transferring student must have applied to study at the University of the Fraser Valley.
All scholarship forms should be viewed and completed only (when fillable) using Adobe Acrobat Reader. User settings can prevent a form from opening, if there is a “Please Wait” page in a browser, select the “Open in Acrobat” link to the right of the screen. Then save the form once complete to ensure it saves an individuals’ information or else all information entered will appear blank.
Students must show that they had previously attended an institution that is considered accredited by the University of the Fraser Valley and the British Columbia government. All students will need to have access to a computer and the internet to access this scholarship and information.
These are the application forms currently open and available:
- Continuing Education Bursary Application
- UFV Split Enrolment Form
- UFV Student Emergency Fund Application
- Youth Futures Education Fund Application
- Adult Upgrading Grant Application
- BC Student Emergency Assistance Fund
- B.C. Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Application
- B.C. Provincial Tuition Waiver Registration Notification
How to Apply
The only way to apply is online through the university portal scholarship webpage. All students must have a working version of Adobe Reader installed on their browser or computer desktop.
There is a separate international portal webpage separate from the domestic Canadian webpage that will need to be accessed.
Letters of recommendation are needed (at least 2-3 letters) and must follow the traditional format style. Such as:
- Opening with a salutation greeting
- An introduction where the relationship between the writer and the student is made clear.
- Body copy, in which the writer outlines the reason that the student should be considered for the
scholarship – address the student’s achievements in academics, leadership, and service.
- Conclusion summary about what has been described in the above bodywork.
- Must contain a closing signature, or else the letters will be dismissed.
All students must provide contact information such as full name, current residency, current country, passport number, and correct e-mail address. If anything is incorrect, the application will be ignored or thrown out.
All students will need to use or borrow a family member’s credit card for the $150 non-refundable application fee payment, as long as, the family member agrees.
All applicants will need to register online to receive a user profile and user password to access their application to fill out and submit.
Reward – Extra Benefits
Typically, the reward amount shows that $5,000 has been the average for the last eight years. However, the value of the award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment amount. Meaning a student could receive less than $5,000 or even possibly up to $12,000 to cover fees, waive tuition costs, and pay off textbook or equipment fees.
This institution is considered one of the best post-secondary schools in Canada, which means tuition fees will be lower than a traditional university campus.
An extra benefit is that if an individual resides in B.C. for 12 months that student can apply for student loans in Canada if needed. This is an added extra bonus.
Another scholarship that can be tied in with this one, is the Leadership and Service Awards. This is a monetary award provided to both undergraduate and graduate (post-degree) students in good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) who demonstrate leadership experience and volunteer commitments with the UFV community and/or external community, student leadership, or athletic or artistic achievement. Visit UFV Financial Aid and Awards website for a list of scholarships, the dates available, and how to access the online application.
The official deadline dates are set for the Summer and Fall semesters.
- Summer – October 20, 2022
- Fall – October 21, 2022
There are no other deadline dates available to suggest that Winter and Spring can be applied to.
Only apply to the program assigned via field study or major which depends on the student. Currently, there are five scholarships given out.
Open Window Submission Time
The open window submission time is between January 2022 to October 2022. Given that this is such a wide-open space of time, it shows that students will need that timeframe to require three letters of recommendation from individuals who do not have a direct family relation to the student. The recommendations can only come from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, or school authority figure.
This is an annual scholarship that has been an annual award for many years now. There has been no update of any change to this annual status.
All scholarships have the same deadline time frame, and there has been no indication that this will change in the coming years.