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 nine consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be one of the best places in the world to live. The survey conducted every year evaluates the quality of 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?

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited Canadian public university based out of British Columbia, Canada. It is the only Canadian academic institution that operates a pathway facility in Chandigarh, India.

UFV has been delivering academic excellence in India since 2006. We measure our success by the success of our students. We are proud to say that UFV alumni occupy respected positions of leadership in Canada, India and abroad. Learn more about UFV’s top 40 Alumni and UFV India’s top 10 Alumni.

Am I better off studying in the Indian campus or directly in Canada?

Here are a few things to consider when deciding to pursue a Canadian degree:

  1. Canadian academic pedagogy is completely different than what you are used to and is a clear departure from rote learning
  2. To succeed in Canada, you will need to adjust to cultural and social differences
  3. Moving to Canada means you must navigate a foreign culture, adapt to rigorous academic responsibilities, and master unfamiliar systems all while maintaining top-grades

Here is why Fraser Valley India is the best way to begin your Canadian education:

  1. Take classes from Canadian and international faculty at GGD SD College
  2. Learn Canadian applied educational expectations and balance new academic demands
  3. Prepare to hit the ground running and succeed in Canada
  4. Get industry exposure and make life-long memories with Student Life and Industry Engagement
  5. Make friends who transfer with you to Canada
  6. Save up to 60% on the total cost of your Canadian degree
  7. Personal guidance with visa application
  8. Seamlessly transfer 100% of your credits earned in India
  9. Study at UFV, one of Canada’s best teaching universities
  10. Live in arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth
  11. Be better positioned to succeed in Canada
  12. Hook-in to an engaged network of over 38,000 UFV Alumni

Get the details about how to study in Canada at UFV.

How does UFV Canada rank?

The University of the Fraser Valley has a growing reputation as one of Canada’s best undergraduate universities — a tribute to the talent and commitment of UFV’s faculty and staff.

According to the Globe and Mail University Report, a national and well-respected report on university rankings, UFV scores top marks on applied learning and student experience. 

An excerpt of the report reads, “graduating UFV students report high satisfaction, rating their overall educational experience above the provincial average“.

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

Not only are our credits transferable and recognized across the globe, we have close to seventy partnerships and articulations in place with leading institutions around the world. A student can start in India and we can help them to do a semester with one of our international partners to give a truly global perspective. Learn more about how you can study abroad with UFV.

Even after you do a semester abroad, you can still study in Canada.

Are there any scholarships at Fraser Valley India?

We award Rs. 4.25 lakhs in the form of scholarships each year. Scholarships are usually awarded at our annual awards ceremony

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

Note: This is not legal advice. Please view the official policy from the Government of Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website to inform your planning. 

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. Learn more about working in Canada from the Government of Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website.