Global Learning & Language Centre

University Academic Preparation

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Gain advanced English academic skills and enhance your potential for success in a university program. If you’ve been conditionally admitted into an undergraduate degree completion program (years three and four of an undergraduate degree) or a graduate-level program but do not meet the English language requirements for admission, you can take this program to improve your English proficiency.

  • Delivered on campus in a full-time, 12-week format
  • 20 hours per week of classroom instruction
  • Offered 3 times per year (September, January, April)
  • Offered at the advanced level of English

Registration Details

This is a demanding full-time program for students with advanced English skills. Students should expect to commit 10-15 hours per week outside of class to focus on assignments.

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

Program English Language Equivalency
University Academic Preparation IELTS Academic 6.0 (min 5.5 Listening and Reading, min 6.0 Speaking and Writing)
TOEFL iBT 79 (min 18 Reading, min 23 Writing, min 19 Listening and Speaking)
DET 105 (no band less than 95)
PTE-A 55

These courses are shared with Advanced Academic Preparation, 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
University Academic Preparation
(20 hours per week)
12 weeks April 22 - July 12, 2024
September 09 - November 29, 2024
January 06 - March 28, 2025
April 22 - July 11, 2025
*$4,500 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. Fees are subject to change without notice and are reviewed annually.



Homestay is a preferred choice for many GLLC students. Living with a local host family offers a unique and enriching opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, enhance your language skills, and grow personally in a safe and supportive environment. Ready to apply for homestay or want more information? Click here.

For other options, visit the RRU Off-campus Housing page.

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

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  • How to prepare for your studies at Royal Roads
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