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CAD 18084

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 150

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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5

IELTS

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71

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The University Foundation certificate program is an intensive, full-time academic preparation program specifically designed for students who do not meet the English language requirements for full-time academic study at UFV.

The University Foundation certificate program (UFP) is an intensive program designed to help students make the transition from English Language Studies (ELS) to full-time university-level programs. Students take core ELS courses and university-level academic courses at the same time. When you successfully complete the University Foundation certificate, you meet the English requirement for full-time academic study at UFV. The University Foundation certificate program has two levels. Students are expected to maintain a 2.33 grade point average and complete the required ELS core courses at each level with a C+ or higher in ELS EAP084.

The number of university-level courses you can choose is based on your UFP level and grade point average (GPA).

UFP Level    

Core required courses

Level 1

ELS EAP74 Writing and Grammar Advanced II    
AND
ELS R70 Reading Advanced II

Level 2

ELS EA84 Writing and Grammar Bridge
AND
CSM 104 Integrated Academic Learning Skills

Additional Information

Program Level Foundation Program

Application Processing Days 45

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 5.0
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 71 - With no score less than - 16
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 46.0  Minimum Listening - 44.0  Minimum Reading - 44.0  Minimum Writing - 44.0  Minimum Speaking - 44.0  
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma

5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
71 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
46 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18084

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 150

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Check program website for more information about funding options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Category
Questions

Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days

Appointment

Required

How can you apply

Cost and Expenses

Fee

Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination

Required

Language Skills

Required

Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Application

Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days

Duration

3 Years

Fees

CAD 255

Scholarships

Key features of our three new entrance scholarship categories:

  • International Excellence Entrance Scholarships for 5 top applicants each year. $10,000 per applicant. Must submit an application.
  • International Regional Entrance Scholarships for 35 top applicants each year. $5,000 per applicant. No application required—automatic qualification with completed application and receipt of official documents.
  • British Columbia High School Entrance Scholarships for 5 top applicants each year. $5,000 per applicant. No application required—automatic qualification with completed application and receipt of official documents.

For more information on eligibility criteria for each category, please go to International Entrance Scholarships.

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