Course Programs

There are many study possibilities offered in a large number of schools and universities all around the world: from associate degrees to certificates, from courses to diplomas, and many more. Taking a degree serve a multitude of purposes for different students: they are sometimes used to bridge the gap between different phases of academic study, or to provide additional professional training and qualifications. Available in a wide variety of subjects, taking a degree will help students develop valuable personal and professional skills. The variety of different degrees can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular programs listed below.

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Bolivia Expands Literacy Programs to 36 Indigenous Languages

September 26, 2016

If you think selecting one language to learn is difficult, try 36 languages.  The Bolivian Education Ministry recently announced that it would implement literacy programs in the country's 36 indigenous languages in 2017.  In the past ten years, Bolivia has reduced illiteracy from 13.3% in …


Vietnam Announces Plan to Require English at Universities

September 19, 2016

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education recently announced plans to make English a second language in its universities. The new requirements come as part of a Government initiative to improve English-language education in Vietnam and further align higher education in Vietnam with ASEAN teaching standar…


Reading Books Can Help You Live Longer

September 12, 2016

Science may not have solved the puzzle of eternal life, but a new study suggests one way to live longer – reading! According to a study published this month, people who read live longer than those who don’t. But the benefits of reading aren’t as simple as an apple a day. Read on to…

Newly added Courses

Beijing International Chinese College


September 23, 2016
Chinese Culture is wide and rich. We have many different kinds of chinese cultural class, all given by very professional teacher.These classes can be taught in group or One-on-One: Calligraphy/Chinese Knots

Potential E-Learning

Course in Project Management Essentials

September 23, 2016
Through this course, we aim to provide a simple playlist of videos that provide practical tips on essential project management skills that could be used for your professional and personal endeavors. This playlist is supported by a set of resources that are available to the participants.

Pearson Institute of Higher Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and FET Teaching

September 23, 2016
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and FET Teaching is a specialised postgraduate programme that prepares you for teaching in secondary schools.



Surf's Up! 10 Off-the-Hook Surf and Study Locations Around the World

September 21, 2016

Think you can’t ride the waves and earn a degree?  Think again.  We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most unique surf and study locations around the world.  Let’s take ...


6 Ways for International Students to Make Friends with Locals

September 7, 2016

There’s no better way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture than to spend time in the company of locals. Unfortunately, many international students fall into the trap of socializing entirely with other international students. And while these relationships have upsides of their own, there&...>


How to Choose a Language to Study

August 24, 2016

There are many reasons to learn a foreign language. But the process isn't easy and without the right motivation and discipline, many language students never get past the basic niceties. If you're serious about acquiring a second language, one of the best things you can do is pick the right one. So h...>

Academic Courses Study Opportunities

What are Academic Courses?

Academic courses include a variety of post-secondary school programs that provide graduates with college- or university-level academic qualifications. Some academic courses are designed to help bridge the gap between secondary school and university. Others are aimed at graduate- or post-graduate-level students, or working professionals. Some key types of academic courses include Foundation Courses, Preparatory Year, Certificates, Diplomas and Associates Degrees.

What do we study in Academic Courses?

There are academic courses in almost any academic discipline. Universities, community colleges and technical schools offer academic courses in fields such as · Business, · Natural Sciences, · Humanities, · Social Sciences, · Arts, · Education, · Engineering, · Mathematics, · Computer Sciences, · …and more. Academic courses deal with a more specific subject within one of the wider academic fields or disciplines listed above. Examples of academic course titles include “Course in Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale,” “Professional Course: Fashion Visual Merchandising,” or “Diploma Legal Administrative Assistant.”

What are the benefits of taking Academic Courses?

The decision to take an academic course can be life-changing. Academic courses give prospective students the opportunity to invest in their education and their career by developing professional skills, practical knowledge and an understanding of key theoretical concepts. Whether in a Diploma, Certificate or Associates Degree program, or a shorter Intensive Summer Course, there are measurable benefits to enrolling in academic courses. Prospective employers usually regard applicants with appropriate academic qualifications with higher interest than those who have not taken any academic courses or programs.

What kind of career improvement can you expect when taking Academic Courses?

Students who make the investment in their academic career by enrolling in courses can expect an improvement in their career prospects once they attain the resulting academic qualification. Diplomas, Certificates and Associate Degrees are requirements for consideration for some positions. Summer courses, Foundational Courses and a Preparatory Year can also lead to career improvement by developing key skills and knowledge in a field, which proves critical to professional success.

How much do Academic Courses cost?

The costs of academic courses vary widely depending on the type of course, duration, the school and the country. Cost summaries are available on some of the academic course program pages, or you can request more information from the school or university. It is always a good idea to contact the school offering the academic course of interest, because they may be able to give more information about any financial aid or scholarships that could be available to applicants.

Why take Academic Courses online?

Some students have full time commitments, such as a career or family, which prevent them from travelling to campus for their studies. Online academic courses bring the classroom to the student via the most up-to-date e-learning technologies. Students enrolled in academic courses online can directly communicate with their professors and peers via email, teleconferencing, forums, video conferencing, chat/messenger and more. Some students find that studying online in their academic courses enables them to improve their written communication skills faster than they would in the classroom.

How do Academic Courses differ in various countries?

The terms used for different types of academic courses will vary from country to country. For example, in Australia and the UK, the term Diploma often refers to an advanced level course done in a certain subject, leading to professional status. Prior to the Bologna Process in Greece, Germany, Hungary and some other European countries, a diploma was a five-year undergraduate degree roughly equivalent to a bachelor’s and master’s today. In some countries, academic certificates are required in addition to an undergraduate degree to qualify for professional practice in Education, Law or other disciplines.

To learn more about the numerous and diverse academic courses available around the world, explore the program pages on this website. You can always request more information about any academic courses of interest using the web form on the program detail page.