Global Learning & Language Centre

English for Academic Purposes

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Improve your English language proficiency and gain the skills and strategies you need to succeed at university in Canada. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a one, two, or three-semester intensive English program focused on helping students improve their English language, academic, and critical thinking skills.

  • Delivered on campus in a full-time, 12-week format
  • 25 hours per week of classroom instruction
  • Offered 3 times per year (September, January, April)
  • Three levels, ranging from intermediate to upper-intermediate level of English 

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Registration Details

Initial program level is determined by the English language proficiency score report that you submit when you apply to your RRU degree program of choice.

Program Level English Language Equivalency
Level 1 IELTS Academic 4.5
TOEFL iBT 32 (min 3 Reading and Listening, min 13 Writing and Speaking)
DET 70 (no band less than 65)
PTE-A 38
Level 2 IELTS Academic 5.0 (min 5.0 writing)
TOEFL iBT 45 (min 7 Reading, min 17 Writing, min 6 Listening, min 15 Speaking)
DET 80 (no band less than 75)
PTE-A 42
Level 3 IELTS Academic 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
TOEFL iBT 60 (min 12 Reading, min 20 Writing, min 11 Listening, min 17 Speaking)
DET 90 (no band less than 85)
PTE-A 51

Some courses in English for Academic Purposes are shared with the GLLC’s Global English programs, with the aim of bringing a more diverse range of perspectives into the classroom.

How to Apply

If you have chosen to meet the English language requirement for a degree program at Royal Roads University by completing EAP or UAP, you will be enrolled in the International Pathway Program by the Admissions office once you have been conditionally admitted to your academic program. If you have questions regarding the admission process for a degree program at Royal Roads, please contact International Admissions. If you have not yet applied for a credit program through RRU but would like to improve your  English skills, consider one of our Global English options.

Dates and Fees

Program Duration Dates Program Tuition
English for Academic Purposes
(25 hours per week)
12 weeks April 24 - July 14, 2023
September 11 - December 1, 2023
January 8 - March 29, 2024
April 22 - July 12, 2024
*$5,400 CAD
*Royal Roads ancillary fees apply to students in International Pathway Programs. These fees, which help fund a range of services that support learning and the student experience, are in addition to tuition.


The GLLC does not arrange accommodation for students. Review our information on off-campus housing options in Victoria. Contact us for information about homestay options.

Our advisors are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need, including:

  • Program details
  • Admission requirements and the application process
  • Campus and student services
  • How to prepare for your studies at Royal Roads