How to Apply at Vancouver Campus - International Students

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Step 1

Prepare your Vancouver Campus application package:

FIRST prepare electronic (scanned) copies of ALL your admission documents. Use the following checklist to prepare your Vancouver Campus application package:

  1. Attested or official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. Certified English translation must accompany the transcripts if the documents are not in English.

    For admissions purposes, copies of the transcripts are acceptable. If the student is admitted, the official transcript will be required.
  2. Two (2) recommendation letters.
  3. A copy of IELTS test results or TOEFLPearsons PTE-A  results sent directly from the testing agency to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Include a photocopy of the results (if available) with your application package. Please review our policy on English proficiency. (Please refer to the Entrance Requirements section for detailed information or conditional admission).
  4. Optional: SAT or ACT scores to be sent to the Vancouver Campus. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s SAT code is 5823, and ACT code is 2552.
  5. Optional: Freshmen who have completed AP or IB exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.
  6. Copy of information page in your valid passport.


STEP 2: Complete online application form for FDU-Vancouver Campus (apply online).


Please make sure that you create the account with your most used e-mail. Admissions team will communicate with you using that e-mail address.

ATTACH SCANNED COPIES OF ALL REQUIRED ADMISSION DOCUMENTS TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION. Please attach separate scans for each category in your Application Checklist!

US$100 USD non-refundable application fee must be paid by credit card to submit the on-line application.

If you submit the application successfully, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an Application ID number. Please use this number for future inquiries.

Official copies of the transcripts and other admission documents can be ordered to be mailed to the Vancouver Campus directly after the application is submitted online.

Note: All applicants for Bachelor Degree programs are considered for Vancouver Campus scholarships . No separate application is required.

If you are also applying for Global Scholars Program please answer the Global Scholars Questionnaire when filling in your on-line application form.

Review your Application Checklist  Status after you submit the application  and check if your checklist shows any of the missing documents.

Please note that your Checklist Status should show “Ready for Review”. It means that you application is sent for processing. If your application is incomplete, Checklist Status will say “Documents needed”. You will be able to upload the missing documents after the application is submitted in order for your checklist status to change. Refresh the web page to see the updated Checklist status after you added additional documents.

Remember: Incomplete applications may not be considered for processing.


Application Deadlines

There are no application deadlines for Bachelor Degree Programs. Students are admitted on a “rolling basis”. Applications for the upcoming trimester are accepted up until the start of classes. Please refer to the Vancouver Campus academic calendar for class start dates for Fall, Spring or Summer trimester.

Early Admission

High school students who are in Grade 12 can apply for early admission in January for Fall classes start. Please include a copy of your Grade 12 interim results with your on-line application

STEP 3: What happens next?

Please check your e-mails regularly!

Students are admitted on a “rolling basis”. If your application is complete, a decision on admission and scholarship will generally be made within two-three weeks.

Once the decision is made, you will receive an email notification.You will need to log in into the Applicant’s account to check your status.

If you are accepted, please view your Decision Letter and use the Decision Response Form to accept the Offer.

PLEASE REFER TO Vancouver Campus Scholarship page for information on estimated cost for the degree.

To reserve the Scholarship Award and the seat in the program, you will need to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of US$2,500.00 as part of your tuition payment within 30 days from the date of the Letter of Offer.

Note: Please note that the tuition deposit is ONLY refundable (less US$310 registration fee) if your application for a Study Permit is denied by Canadian Immigration. Please visit the Vancouver Campus refund policy page for more details

Upon receipt of your tuition deposit, we will notify you when your Letter of Acceptance and Tuition Deposit Receipt are ready for download from the Applicant’s account.

You will use this Letter of Acceptance to apply for your Canadian Study Permit

Step 4 Prepare and send your official documents

If you have not provided official documents at the time of your application, you will be required to send your official transcripts to the admissions office before the start of the classes or present them to Admissions during the New Students Orientation.

Official and certified transcripts MUST be presented in a sealed envelope.

Some countries only issue documents in certain formats. Admissions will require only ONE acceptable format depending on the country of origin and school issuing the documents. Official and Certified transcripts are the most common documents issued in MOST countries.

Official transcript is prepared by the issuing University/College usually by the Registrar Office with an original signature of a school official on the school letterhead and is sealed by the school.

Certified transcript – is a copy of the transcript that is stamped and signed by an appropriate member of College/University staff such as the Academic Registrar or the Head of Department/Director of Studies to verify that the marks shown are accurate and is sealed by the school.
Original transcript (in very few countries)– is the only copy of the transcript issued to you by the University/College (usually is printed on the secure paper, has registration number and official seal). Replacement of that document would require a police certificate


The official and certified transcripts can be mailed directly to:

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
842 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC   V6B 2P6


Please check our Admitted Students section for more information on further steps.