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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 - International Pathway Program

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 DurationCourses*Tuition

IELTS: 4.5

TOEFL iBT: 32 overall. Minimum sub-score requirements: Reading 3, Writing 13, Listening 3, Speaking 13

PTE-A: 38

DET: 70 (no band less than 65)

English for Academic Purposes 

Level 1

(EAP1)

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)

TOEFL iBT: 45 overall. Minimum sub-score requirements: Reading 7, Writing 17, Listening 6, Speaking 15

PTE-A: 42

DET: 80 (no band less than 75)

English for Academic Purposes

Level 2

(EAP2)

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

Find the EAP  2 payment schedule here

IELTS: 5.5 (no band below 5.0)

TOEFL iBT: 60 overall. Minimum sub-score requirements: Reading 12, Writing 20, Listening 11, Speaking 17

PTE-A: 51

DET: 90 (no band less than 85)

English for Academic Purposes

Level 3

(EAP3)

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

Find the EAP 3 payment schedule here

IELTS: 6.0 (no band below 5.5, min. 6.0 in Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL iBT: 79 overall. Minimum sub-score requirements: Reading 18, Writing 23, Listening 19, Speaking 19

PTE-A: 55

DET: 105 (no band less than 95)

University Academic Preparation

(UAP)

12 weeks

(240 hours

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

$4,500

Find the UAP payment schedule here

*Applicable ancillary fees will also be charged.

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

January 4, 2022 - April 1, 2022

April 18, 2022 - July 15, 2022

For more information contact us. 

Note: If you are taking EAP or UAP to meet the English language requirement for a degree program at Royal Roads University, you can register for the International Pathway Program through International Admissions 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.