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What is a Preparatory Year?

A preparatory year is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education. Preparatory year programs often consist of language courses for those who are not native speakers in the language of study. Foundational undergraduate-level courses may also be included in a preparatory year. A preparatory year differs from a foundation year in the courses required and the objective of study.

What are the benefits of taking a Preparatory Year?

A preparatory year can help ensure a smoother transition into higher education from secondary school. Students who have chosen to study abroad also find the language courses in a preparatory year beneficial, not only through the duration of their continued studies, but also in their careers. A preparatory year can help lay the groundwork for an undergraduate diploma, associate’s or bachelor’s degree program.

What do we study in a Preparatory Year?

Students primarily take courses in the language of study during their preparatory year. Language courses in the preparatory year are intensive and aimed at promoting fluency in the target language to a point where academic study can be successfully undertaken. Preparatory year language courses are available in English, Czech language, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and more. Preparatory year language courses not only cover reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language, but also history and culture. 

 

What kind of career improvement can you expect with a Preparatory Year?

By opening the door to undergraduate study, a preparatory year also creates the opportunity for significant career improvement. Whether the student is a recent secondary school graduate, or someone returning to study after a period of work, a preparatory year can help ensure success in a degree program. Graduates from degree programs who undertook a preparatory year may find it easier to enter the workforce with a higher level of confidence – not only in their language ability, but also in their understanding of the subject they studied.

How much does it cost to take a Preparatory Year?

The cost of taking a preparatory year can vary significantly depending on the school, country and subject undertaken. A preparatory year may be comparable in price to one year of a degree program, or it may cost less. It is best to contact the school or university offering the preparatory year program to obtain more information about costs. The admissions department at the school may also be able to provide information about financial assistance in the form of scholarships, if available.

Why take a Preparatory Year Online?

A preparatory year online is an opportunity for anyone to complete this requirement without having to significantly adjust one’s schedule. State-of-the-art e-learning technology offered in preparatory year online courses helps bring the classroom to the student. Preparatory year online students get all of the same benefits as those who attend courses on campus, while also benefiting from a more flexible class schedule. Online preparatory year programs are equally as rigorous as on-campus ones, and the resulting credit hours are valued equally. 

 

 

To learn more about preparatory year programs, both online and on campus, read more on this website. You can request more information about any programs that interest you using the handy web form on the program detail page.

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University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

The current pre-college program is designed as a preparatory course lasting four semesters for international students intending to take the admission test for the UAS Tec ... [+]

The current pre-college program is designed as a preparatory course lasting four semesters for international students intending to take the admission test for the UAS Technikum Wien or embark on a course of study in Austria. The PCP ex is designed specially for students who have little or none skills in German language.

Prospective international students attend intensive courses in German English Mathematics Physics Computer science Electrical engineering Biology

After successfully completing the preparatory course, graduates will have attained the minimum requirement "German B2" according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and passed any additional exams required to be able to apply for a course at UAS Technikum Wien. This means that, after completion of the Pre College Program, it is possible to immediately begin participating in the standard application process for a Bachelor's or Master's program. Completing the PCP does not guarantee admittance to the study programs of UAS Technikum Wien. In addition to the intensive level of language and specialist education, great store is also set by the students doing leisure activities together and familiarizing themselves with Vienna as a potential place of study. By the same token, support is given during the "acclimatization phase" phase in Vienna and when completing all of the necessary formalities.... [-]

Austria Vienna
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Mid Michigan College

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic ... [+]

Mid Michigan Community College : LUCES Academy

(LUCES = Learning and Understanding Content to Empower Success!)

Description

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic life by bridging the gap between traditional ESL programs and regular academic class. All LUCES Academy courses are taken for college credit, mix international and domestic students, and have the same learning outcomes as the regular sections of the same courses. The difference is that the LUCES courses are taught by specially trained faculty who make the content more accessible to non-native English speakers. MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the perfect place for who do not want to come to America just to study in ESL courses but who also might not quite be ready for regular college course. If this is you, you’ll find MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the place for you to transition to American college academic life.... [-]

USA Harrison Mount Pleasant
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Academia Guiu

Exam Preparation Course for University Access. (Selectividad UNED) ... [+]

Who is it for?

This is a course addressed to students who have completed upper secondary school education abroad and want to gain access to public or private universities in Spain, regardless of their nationality. Students will be prepared to obtain the best possible results in the university entrance exam.

How?

Knowledge and skills previously acquired during high school education will be taken as a starting point, taking into account that there might be different depending on the country. Students will work on theoretical and practical aspects in class, especially focusing on exam practice in order to successfully complete their examinations. Our teachers are qualified experts in the different subjects we offer. Moreover, Academia Guiu has over 120 years of experience in education and it is a guarantee of success.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Bucksmore Education

The Global University Preparation provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to understand and prepare for university application across the world’s top countries ... [+]

Overview

The Global University Preparation provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to understand and prepare for university application across the world’s top countries for higher education; the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

Taking place in a global city, students will compare the processes and requirements for entrance to leading institutions, whilst also developing their own applications. By the end of the course, students will have decided on the course and nation(s) they want to apply to, and will have the first draft of their application ready to be submitted.

Included in Bucksmore Young Entrepreneurs Full-board accommodation Insurance Airport transfers Personalised report card & certificate Entrances to attractions on excursions Full activity programme Course Details ... [-]
United Arab Emirates Dubai
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
MIAS School of Business

The Preparatory Program prepares students for Degree Program study at the MIAS School of Business or at other faculties of the CTU. Students take classes in English, a Pr ... [+]

About

The Preparatory Program prepares students for Degree Program study at the MIAS School of Business or at other faculties of the CTU. Students take classes in English, a Primer in Communication, and other courses pre-requisite for their successful study in the Degree Program, such as a Primer in Mathematics. The exact structure is determined by an initial evaluation with regard to the particular Degree Program and stipulated by the student's Study Plan.

Organization of the Academic Year in the Preparatory Program is generally commensurate with that in Degree Programs, but when merited by particular students' learning needs, intakes may be arranged for the Summer Term, i.e. in mid-February. Students then attend the Preparatory Program for an odd number of Terms until they enroll in a Degree Program in September.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
The College, Swansea University

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition to prepare yo ... [+]

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date. The English Language training is conducted by Swansea University's English Language Training Services (ELTS).

How to apply for English Language Tuition?

Download the Application Form and return to us at The College. If you have further queries please contact us at the-college-admissions@swansea.ac.uk

Are there any English test exemptions?

Please note that where appropriate (i.e. you have obtained the relevant score) The College will continue to exempt the need for IELTS from students who have taken local examinations in English such as WAEC, KSCE, ICSE, HKDSE, A-level, IB, SPM and STPM (including forecast results) etc. and to exempt students who can demonstrate where they have been taught through the medium of English.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
Online
Hawaii Tokai International College

Students who enter HTIC with limited English proficiency are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. This five-level, integrated learning program emphasizes English ... [+]

Students who enter HTIC with limited English proficiency are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. This five-level, integrated learning program emphasizes English as a Second Language (ESL) studies within the framework of liberal arts subject matter in a challenging, hands-on setting. Students who successfully complete the skills-based College Preparatory Program may apply to enter the Liberal Arts Program.

The College Preparatory Program

The College Preparatory Program is an academic English language curriculum designed for non-native English speaking students who lack the necessary skills to immediately pursue an Associate in Arts degree at HTIC. Courses within this curriculum introduce students to academic English and assist them to develop the skills necessary to succeed in an American institution of higher education.... [-]

USA Kapolei
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Native Language College

The Chamber of Commerce of Madrid with the collaboration of the Alcalá University have developed this program with the aim of disseminating and studying Spanish as a lang ... [+]

(Program of Preparation for the Chamber of Commerce Exam)

Goal

The Chamber of Commerce of Madrid with the collaboration of the Alcalá University have developed this program with the aim of disseminating and studying Spanish as a language of international communication in its business aspects.

Characteristics

The program is structured according to the level, focusing on the specific agenda of the business world, including topics such as international and European business, how to start a business, marketing and advertising, stock market, tourism industry, commerce, Taxes, banking, import and export.

Join Native Language College to Achieve one of these Degrees: Basic Certificate in Business Spanish. Superior Certificate of Business Spanish. Diploma of Business Spanish Details of classes Start date: Every Monday Required Level: B1 Minimum age: 18 years Students per class: 10-15 students ... [-]
Spain Madrid
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 52 weeks
Campus
California State University Sonoma

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) offers students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sono ... [+]

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) offers students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sonoma State University campus located in beautiful northern California.

Why Choose SSALI? Strong academic program and university skills preparation Discounts for qualified students! University Pathway options Conditional Admission Enrollment in university classes for qualified students TOEFL waiver for study at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College Professional, well-educated faculty Class sizes of 8-15 students Diverse student population Service learning and volunteering opportunities Organized social activities with Sonoma State University students Safe, friendly environment ... [-]
USA Rohnert Park
June 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Melaka-Manipal Medical College

The Centre of Foundation is home to the Foundation in Science programme – a thoughtfully crafted one-year pre-university course that prepares you for admission into our f ... [+]

The Centre of Foundation is home to the Foundation in Science programme – a thoughtfully crafted one-year pre-university course that prepares you for admission into our flagship MBBS and BDS degree programmes.

Welcome to the MMMC Foundation in Science!

We are the country’s pioneers in fashioning a pre-university program exclusively designed for those who wish to walk the noble path of medicine and dentistry. First of its kind, our one-year Foundation in Science (FiS) program offers a blend of subjects aimed to give you a comprehensive prelude to medical studies. We help you make a smooth transition into the first year of medical school by empowering you with essential knowledge and developing your study and learning skills. Upon meeting set entry requirements, you are guaranteed a place in your preferred degree at MMMC. Our team of highly qualified faculty is dedicated to smoothen your path to academic and professional excellence!... [-]

Malaysia Malacca
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
NCUK

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. ... [+]

What is the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)?

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with NCUK in your home country before you start your degree will give you the confidence you need before you start your degree course.

Quality is at the heart of everything that we do so our qualifications meet the highest academic standards set by our university partners. As well as academic knowledge, the NCUK International Foundation Year will give you specialist English language, study and cultural skills that are an essential part of your degree course. This unique combination will help you to get into the University of your choice and get on with your future career.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
6 - 24 months
Campus
ETC International College

Prepare for entry to a UK university with one of our University Preparation or Pre-Sessional courses. These courses include English, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) a ... [+]

Prepare for entry to a UK university with one of our University Preparation or Pre-Sessional courses. These courses include English, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and IELTS and give you the credits you need to apply for a degree course.

HNC / HND

ETC International College is an approved BTEC centre, offering HNC and HND courses. Successfully completing one of these courses enables you to progress to year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree at a UK university.

Included in all Courses, as standard:

Placement test Needs analysis Skills development Task-based activities Proficiency tests Tutorials Learner skills development Progress tests Homework Academic counselling Supportive error correction and constructive feedback LANGUAGE MODULES within our UFP, Pre-Sessional and Pre-Masters courses: ... [-]
United Kingdom Bournemouth
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

If you are an international student with an Art & Design Degree completed outside the UK and are looking to study a Master's in the same or different art and design d ... [+]

Art & Design Pathway

If you are an international student with an Art & Design Degree completed outside the UK and are looking to study a Master's in the same or different art and design discipline at a UK university, our Pre-Master's programme will prepare you for the high level of independence and specific learning skills demanded by a Master's.

Creative Industries Pathway

For students who have completed a degree in a non-Art & Design degree but want to complete a Master’s course in a fashion-related, non-studio based subject, we also offer a route to further study. The Pre-Master’s experience provides an opportunity to develop skills and align your future career aspirations to the demands of a Master’s Degree in the UK. The types of MA courses our students can progress onto are non-practical, non-studio based courses that are more akin to management, marketing, promotion and curating.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
1 semester
Campus
Carfax College Oxford

Carfax provides a wide range of courses for pupils applying to British and American universities, as well as those seeking entry to world-leading universities elsewhere. ... [+]

Carfax provides a wide range of courses for pupils applying to British and American universities, as well as those seeking entry to world-leading universities elsewhere.

Some pupils spend one-to-two years at the college, preparing for a set of A-Levels or other qualifications, as well as course-specific standardized tests (or, in the case of applicants to American universities, Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT), while others join for the weekend, evening, or holiday courses.

Carfax also offers a 'Foundation Programme', including (where required) English Language teaching, to prepare international pupils for entry to leading universities.

Courses are developed to cater to the specific needs of each pupil, depending on the universities he or she is seeking to enter.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)

Finance & accountancy professionals are a backbone of any industry. ACCA leads the way in the industry as they have a Gold standard in accountancy, opening doors to h ... [+]

What is ACCA?

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the world’s most forward-thinking accountancy body from the UK with over 200,000 members and 486,000 students globally. Founded in 1904, the ACCA qualification has led the way in innovation and producing qualified finance and accountancy professionals that are sought after by employers. With offices in more than 100 countries, ACCA’s international presence ensures that students and members are well supported in their academic and professional journeys wherever they are.

6 Reasons to Choose ACCA

Finance & accountancy professionals are a backbone of any industry. ACCA leads the way in the industry as they have a Gold standard in accountancy, opening doors to highly respectable and rewarding careers. ACCA members work in all industries across the globe.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2019
Full-time
18 - 30 months
Campus