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International Pathway Programs

If you have been conditionally admitted into a degree program at Royal Roads University but do not meet the English language requirement, you can complete an International Pathway Program to demonstrate proficiency in English. We offer two program options:

1. English for Academic Purposes

2. University Academic Preparation

English for Academic Purposes - International Pathway Program

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) pathway option is a one, two, or three-semester intensive English program focused on helping students improve their English language, academic, and critical thinking skills. Your program length is determined by the English language proficiency score that you submit when you apply to your university program of choice.

After you complete this program, you will be able to progress with confidence into one of our four-year undergraduate degree programs with English and academic support or the University Academic Preparation (UAP) program.

Each semester consists of three courses, with a total of 25 hours per week of classroom instruction. The core component (15 hours per week) aims to strengthen students' overall language proficiency through an integrated-skills curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on building English skills through task-based learning, projects, presentations and interactions to move from language awareness to active use of English to achieve meaningful communication goals. The curriculum encourages students to think more deeply about themselves and the world around them and empowers them as leaders and decision makers.

Academic Reading Strategies (5 hours per week) and Academic Writing Strategies (5 hours per week) provide additional instruction specifically designed to develop students' academic and critical thinking skills to ensure their success in future university studies.

University Academic Preparation

If you're an international student, this intensive program will help prepare you for success in an undergraduate or graduate-level program at Royal Roads.

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.

This program consists of 20 hours per week of classroom contact hours. The core component (15 hours per week) challenges students to think, read and write critically within an academic context by exploring current global issues and academic journal articles. Skill building seminars (5 hours per week) further develop students' academic communication, interpersonal, teamwork, problem-solving and research skills in preparation for upper-level university studies.

Students should expect to commit 10-15 hours per week outside of class to focus on assignments.

English Language

Equivalency

Program DurationCoursesTuition
IELTS 4.5

English for Academic Purposes

Level 1

12 weeks

(300 hours)

Integrated English Language Skills and Global Competency (15 hours per week)

Academic Reading Strategies (5 hours per week)

Academic Writing Strategies (5 hours per week)

$5,400
IELTS 5.0 (min. 5.0 in Writing)

English for Academic Purposes

Level 2

12 weeks

(300 hours)

Integrated English Language Skills and Global Competency (15 hours per week)

Academic Reading Strategies (5 hours per week)

Academic Writing Strategies (5 hours per week)

$5,400
IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0)

English for Academic Purposes

Level 3

12 weeks

(300 hours)

Integrated English Language Skills and Global Competency (15 hours per week)

Academic Reading Strategies (5 hours per week)

Academic Writing Strategies (5 hours per week)

$5,400
IELTS 6.0 (min. 6.5 in Writing and Speaking)

University Academic Preparation

12 weeks

(240 hours)

Advanced English, Critical Thinking and Academic Communication Sills (20 hours per week)$4,500

Upcoming Program Dates (including mandatory online Orientation 1 week prior to the start of classes):

April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021

September 6, 2021 - December 3, 2021

January 4, 2022 - April 1, 2022

April 18, 2022 - July 15, 2022

For more information contact us.