Preparatory Year

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Preparatory Year

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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A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London Birmingham + 2 more

We offer a wide selection of A level subjects over three different study durations: one year, 18 months and two years. The one-year and two-year course starts in September and the 18-month course starts in January. Students normally study 4 subjects and IELTS English (if required)) in year 1 and continue with three subjects and English (if required) in year 2. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. MPW has been welcoming international students for more than 15 years. With around 150 spaces for new international students available each year across the Group, MPW has a vibrant international community that benefits from interacting with the predominantly British student body. This provides an ideal learning environment for our international students to establish the language and cultural skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education. At MPW we offer the most comprehensive suite of A level options that you will find in any academic institution in the UK. Subjects are offered over three different course durations with no restrictions on subject combination or course length. Here are the A level options offered at MPW: Two-year A level courses (September start) for students who want to apply to the top UK universities. Students normally study 4 subjects and IELTS English (if required)) in year 1 and continue with three subjects and English (if required) in year 2. 18-month A level courses (January start) for students who want to apply to the top UK universities. Students normally study 3 A level courses and English (if required) over the period of the course, with an extra AS level as the fourth subject in year 2 if needed for university entrance. One-year A level courses for students who want to transfer from other examination systems (for example, as an IBDP to A level conversion course, or from the HKDSE) or who want to improve on previous A... [-]

University Pathway Program – Saint Michael’s College (USA)

Saint Michael's College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Burlington + 1 more

Students with lower English skills who wish to enter a US university may apply for conditional admittance and enter the Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in the same amount of time it takes for native English speakers to complete their degree. [+]

For students to improve their English and transition into a Bachelors degree program Students with lower English skills who wish to enter a US university may apply for conditional admittance and enter the Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in the same amount of time it takes for native English speakers to complete their degree. Depending on the language level, students will start out in the Intensive or Academic English Program and transfer into their degree program within one or more semesters. Undergraduate Pathway students complete their English preparation while taking academic content courses and earning university credit. Many Pathway students will enter the undergraduate program as second-year students. It is possible for a Pathway Student to complete their undergraduate degree in four years. Undergraduate Pathway Program English Exam Score is... Student will study in an English Program for... Below 55 (5.4 IELTS) | 3 semesters (1 Year) or more, depending on ability 56 - 67ibT (5.5 IELTS) | 2 Semesters (8 months) in the Academic English Program 68 - 78ibT (6.0 IELTS) | 1 Semester (4 months) in the Academic English Program (6.5+IELTS) | The student will be admitted directly into the degree program. To Apply for Undergraduate Pathway Program Required Transcripts from secondary school TOEFL/IELTS score. Students who do not submit a test score will be enrolled in the Intensive English Program. Must have completed secondary school Copy of Passport Financial Certification Not Required Essay/writing sample Recommendation [-]

American High School: Global Scholars Program

Roosevelt International Academy
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 USA Providence

The Global Scholar Program is designed for students applying to 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade. Students attend one of the Host High Schools in the RIA Consortium while living and taking the Extended Curriculum at RIA. Students graduate from the Program in 12th grade with a diploma issued by their Host School... [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. The Global Scholar Program is designed for students applying to 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade. Students attend one of the Host High Schools in the RIA Consortium while living and taking the Extended Curriculum at RIA. Students graduate from the Program in 12th grade with a diploma issued by their Host School. An All American Experience at Roosevelt International Academy Program Length: 3-5 years Entry Grade Level: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Certificate: High School Diploma issued by American Host School I-20 issuer: American Host School [-]

Preparatory Year - Course of Czech Language for Foreigners

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

One-year course of Czech as a second language [+]

In addition to the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degree study programmes, MUP offers intensive two-semester courses of Czech or English that are designed to ensure rapid improvement of the students' language skills.

The courses guarantee high-quality instruction and are mainly designed for applicants who would like to attend university study programmes in the Czech Republic that are taught in Czech or university study programmes in English internationally.

The course underscores the communicative approach, and it is taught by professional language instructors. During 30 weeks of instruction, participants of the course will further their knowledge of the selected language to a level that will facilitate their admission to the university of their choice.... [-]


Preparatory program in Russian

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Preparatory programme is aimed at Russian language training and preparation for admission for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to ETU “LETI” or any other Russian University. [+]

We are glad to invite you to participate in our Preparatory Programme , which includes Russian language and other disciplines. We are glad to offer basic training (9 months, from October to June) and special training programs.

The main purpose of study at the Preparatory Department is Russian language training and preparation for admission for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to ETU “LETI” of any other Russian University. After successful completion of the Preparatory Department student receives a certificate, which allows him to apply to our University or other universities of Russia for the basic training programs. It the course of training at the Preparatory Department students are assisted in obtaining Russian visa, registration, and other matters associated with residence in Russia. A place in the student dormitory is booked for you for the whole period of study. ... [-]


A-Levels

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Bangor Llangefni + 2 more

In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. [+]

A Levels Category: A Levels and International Baccalaureate Subject: A Levels In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. Approximately 700 students take part in A level study each year at the College. 98.5% of our students pass their A Levels with us compared to a national average of 98.1%. 20% of students score A*- A grades. 60% of students score A*- C grades. The A Level Subjects popular with our International students include: Accounting Art & Design (5 options) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Design and Technology English Language English Literature French Geography Government & Politics History Law Mathematics ( inc Further Maths option) Physics Psychology World Development Sociology The International Office team and our teachers can advise you on which A Level subjects to choose to progress to the University of your choice. Our A level teachers are experts in their field, many holding Doctorates in their subjects. They only teach students over the age of 16, so are focused on getting you to University and do not have to worry about students studying at lower levels. Facilities at the College are first class with well-equipped laboratories and workshops for our small class... [-]

Bridge Pathways

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Denver Philadelphia Springfield Columbus Purchase Bangor Grand Junction Saint Paul Church Argentina Buenos Aires Chile Santiago Brazil São Paulo East Village Costa Rica San José Spain Barcelona + 18 more

The Bridge Advantage As a leader in the education field, you can trust Bridge to be your guide, your advocate and your partner throughout this lifechanging experience. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. The Bridge Advantage The Bridge Advantage As a leader in the education field, you can trust Bridge to be your guide, your advocate and your partner throughout this lifechanging experience. Why Bridge? DIRECT ENTRY AND CONDITIONAL ADMISSION Degree-seeking students may apply for direct entry or conditional admission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. NO TOEFL REQUIRED After successful completion of the Intensive English Program our university partners will grant graduates TOEFL/IELTS waivers. SCHOLARSHIPS Bridge university partners offer on-campus ESL courses for degree-seeking students. You can quickly immerse yourself in campus life. ON-CAMPUS Bridge university partners offer competitive scholarships for international Capital University - Columbus, Ohio Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, Colorado Concordia University, St. Paul – St. Paul, Minnesota Husson University – Bangor, Maine Manhattanville College – Purchase, New York Metropolitan State University of Denver – Denver, Colorado Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Western New England University – Springfield, Massachusetts BridgeEnglish - Denver, Colorado [-]

Preparatory Fashion Programs

Milan Fashion Campus
Campus Full time 1 - 3 months October 2017 Italy Milan

Do you want to became a fashion designer or stylist but you don't know how to start? Milan Fashion Campus gives you .... [+]

Do you want to became a fashion designer or stylist but you don't know how to start? Milan Fashion Campus gives you the opportunity to realize your dream. The fashion school has developed a specific combination between fashion stylist and design courses aimed to everyone who wants to step into the fashion field or prepare a portfolio Preparatory Fashion Programs indicated for those who wants to step into the fashion field or Fashion Design Portfolio Preparation The program includes: 2 weeks Fashion Styling & 1 or 2 months Fashion Design Course choosing from : Woman Wear Design Men's Wear Design Course Lingerie Swimwear Design Course Wedding Gown Design Course Accessories Design Course [-]

Study Year in the USA

Kaplan International USA
Campus Full time 5 - 9 months September 2017 USA Lower East Side Berkeley Chicago Boston Seattle Huntington Beach Los Angeles Miami Philadelphia Portland San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara Woodcrest Village United Kingdom City of London + 15 more

Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. Long-Term English Courses Academic Semester Also Available Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. These certified courses will help you become fluent in English, both in the classroom and in everyday life. You will have time to explore your amazing destination and make friends with people from all around the world. Taking a long term English course with Kaplan is also a great way to enhance your résumé and gain a truly international perspective. To learn more about which course is best for your needs, contact us or choose a course below. Choose between 5, 6 or 9-month long programs Study general English (15 hours/week) or intensive English (21 hours/week) We offer long-term courses in all of our destinations except Singapore Begin at any level, from elementary to advanced Find out your English level when you arrive by taking a placement test [-]

Upgrade Of Applied Arts (manaa) And Common First Year Of Bachelor

Autograf
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Last Applied Arts School, is the first year Bachelors Commons proposed by Autograf, it is recognized and subject to the supervision of the Ministry of Education. [+]

The Last Applied Arts School, is the first year Bachelors Commons proposed by Autograf, it is recognized and subject to the supervision of the Ministry of Education. This first year of training is devoted to learning basic drawing techniques, graphic design, DTP (desktop publishing), 3D animation and space analysis. It is finalized by a practical application in business. The MANAA emerges particularly on higher education in applied arts following: Bachelor and BTS Graphic Design Bachelor and BTS Digital Design Bachelor and BTS Space Design Bachelor Video Game Art Besides continuing to study in these sections, the upgrade is a gateway to other courses in applied arts. It is also an excellent preparation for the entrance examinations in the schools of arts, architecture and design. Applied arts What is it? The applied arts include many creative fields. They are "arts", that link with an original artistic discipline assuming real skills (painting, sculpture, architecture ...), which are "applied" in a sector such as industry or tertiary. Be it designer, interior designer, digital designer, 3D animator or designer products, the designer must combine the useful and the beautiful, create images, objects, environments that are functional, aesthetic and comply with requirements manufacturing costs and expectations of the target clientele. Creative and realistic, its art and imagination apply to everyday life. The designer is therefore a dreamer with feet on the ground! Testimonials from students Manaa: Roberta "I came from a BAC ES, specialty math, it was great because in class we had all different... [-]

PREPARATION FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Groupe Global Institution
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

GGI is specialized in vocational training for French and foreign students, and takes into account the language needs of its foreign students by oering French language upgrade courses. These courses, with levels corresponding to the Common. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. GGI is specialized in vocational training for French and foreign students, and takes into account the language needs of its foreign students by oering French language upgrade courses. These courses, with levels corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), allows any student wishing to pursue vocational training and work in France,to acquire a level of French sufficient to communicate in daily and professional life. GGI - MBS vous enseigne les matières fondamentales à la connaissance du management,du marketing et de la gestion. Notre cursus fortement orienté vers l'international donne à nos étudiants l'ouverture d'esprit nécessaire pour pouvoir s'adapter et évoluer sur les marchés étrangers. B2 and C1 levels are categorized as courses in training "Prep", during which students are encouraged to interact in professional oral and written situations utilizing language from higher registers. The course focus is to develop professional language use, incorporating specic vocabulary according to student goals (French Fashion and Luxury Goods, Marketing, Management, Finance, Communication, etc ...) It also explores work culture in France in various sectors and positions. Alongside language training, students will take introductory courses in the fundamentals of trade,business and communication. This training "Prep" combines both theoretical and practical elements, and will allow students to easily integrate into the Bachelor & MBA GGI training or move on to find employment directly at a company. Duration : 780 hours from 09/05/2016 to 07/13/2017 Pace : 20 hours per week Level : B2 - C1 Educational content COMMON CORE... [-]

1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Murcia Spain Online + 1 more

The main target of UCAM's 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. [+]

Career Opportunities The main target of UCAM's 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. All our courses are set up in such as way that they facilitate teaching and learning activities according to the European Common Framework Criteria regarding languages (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2). Certified teachers specialized in their respective mother tongue direct UCAM's language courses, including different activities that make learning both fun and interesting. Access to the official Bachelors or Masters Degree in the Spanish Language. Objetives Achieve the necessary abilities to cope spontaneously and naturally with the different situations of everyday routines (within professional, personal, public and educational fields). Develop communicative skills that enable the student to understand and produce oral and written texts and to interact efficiently with Spanish speaking people. Recognize the most known sociocultural features of Spanish world in order to get a general view of our cultural heritage. Identify and recognize the different social standards, behavioral patterns and customs of Spanish society. Student Profile These courses are aimed at students who have finished High School, prior to entering university, or anyone from the age of 18 onwards wishing to acquire a good level of Spanish. We also welcome undergraduate students or students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and wish to undertake a language course prior to the start of their master’s, and who require some knowledge of the Spanish language for their... [-]

One-Year Intensive Chinese language Preparatory Program

Zhejiang International Studies University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 China Hangzhou

The program is taught in Chinese, it includes nearly 20 Chinese classes per week. It aims to develop students’ understanding of the Chinese culture, equips students with all aspects of Chinese language [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. The program is taught in Chinese, it includes nearly 20 Chinese classes per week. It aims to develop students’ understanding of the Chinese culture, equips students with all aspects of Chinese language, including listening, speaking, reading and writing, especially for improving students’ Chinese level from the beginners to HSK4. After one year intensive training, students will grasp at least 1200 basics Chinese words and test taking skills, will get the chance to apply Chinese university bachelor degree majors. Courses Comprehensive Chinese (1) Listening and Speaking (1) Reading and Writing (1) One to One Language Drill(optional) HSK(optional) Chinese Culture(optional) One DBC course(optional) Comprehensive Chinese(2) Listening and Speaking(2) Reading and Writing (2) One to One Language Drill(optional) HSK(optional) Chinese Culture(optional) One DBC course(optional) [-]

Academy Year Program

Bard College Berlin
Campus Full time 1 week October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Academy Year program is ideal for high school graduates who are exploring possibilities of further study at university, or who wish to try out undergraduate studies in the humanities through English in Bard College Berlin's international environment. Academy Year students take part in the first-year core curriculum along with incoming BA students. [+]

The Academy Year program is ideal for high school graduates who are exploring possibilities of further study at university, or who wish to try out undergraduate studies in the humanities through English in Bard College Berlin's international environment. Academy Year students take part in the first-year core curriculum along with incoming BA students. Besides this core program which provides fundamental knowledge of the key intellectual movements and works that founded the disciplines of the humanities, the Academy Year also includes a wide range of elective courses in literature and the arts, politics and the social sciences, and film and the practicing arts. Academy Year students may also pursue language study in German from beginner to advanced level. Academy Year students are full members of Bard College Berlin's academic community and take part in its extra-curricular clubs and societies as well as the public lecture series. All of the advantages of Bard College Berlin's co-operations with other institutes and universities in the city of Berlin are open to Academy Year students. The Academy Year program begins with the three-week Language and Thinking Program, an introduction to College life and the city of Berlin. [-]

3iL Integrated Preparatory Class: Cycle In Two Years

3IL Groupe
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Limoges

The integrated preparatory 3iL is designed for those wishing to combine the advantages of a preparatory course while realizing immediate immersion in the field of IT (development, networks, systems). It differs from other preparatory programs by the discovery of the computer from the 1st half with the implementation of specific projects and an opening on the individual development of the future engineer. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. The integrated preparatory 3iL is designed for those wishing to combine the advantages of a preparatory course while realizing immediate immersion in the field of IT (development, networks, systems). It differs from other preparatory programs by the discovery of the computer from the 1st half with the implementation of specific projects and an opening on the individual development of the future engineer. The prep 3iL is: 1 classical section (40 places) / 1 International section (30 places) 4 semesters 120 ECTS credits Validating a License 2 in Engineering Sciences / Computer mention 3 main areas of education: Science, Computer Science and Humanities A scientific program of 850 hours Mathematics Electronic Optical electricity Mechanical A computer program of 520 hours Logic / Algorithms Computer Architecture Operating systems SQL / Analysis and design of information systems Structure Data / Database Programming in C / C ++ / WEB / Java networks Unix IT projects Training open to the management and the business world (300 hours) Correspondence / Oral - Journalism Marketing / Management Accounting English cultural, humanitarian and sports IT internship 6 months PREPA THE INTEGRATED 3iL INTERNATIONAL OPTION It incorporates all the classic preparatory curriculum but offers, in addition, a course suited to those who want to open their training and future career abroad. A complementary program of openness to the world is then followed: Strengthening English Introduction to Chinese Preparation and passage of the TOEIC (B2) international / intercultural projects Culture Module A semester of international studies... [-]