Preparatory Year

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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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Integrated Preparatory Classes - The Engineering School Of The International University Of Casablanca

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Morocco Casablanca

The objective is to provide the student with a solid basic training, which is necessary for any engineering curriculum regardless of the future field of activity of the latter: mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and Introduction to engineering sciences and techniques [+]

Preparatory Year 2017/2018. The objective of the Integrated Preparatory Classes of the International University of Casablanca (UIC) is to acquire the knowledge and develop the competences required to accede to one of the 3 cycles of engineer of the UIC: Civil engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering The training of Integrated Preparatory Classes takes place over 2 years with a strong specificity on scientific knowledge. The objective is to provide the student with a solid basic training, which is necessary for any engineering curriculum regardless of the future field of activity of the latter: mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and Initiation to the sciences and techniques of the engineer but also allowing him to acquire skills in management, in management, in law, in communication and in languages ​​and techniques of expression. At the end of this preparatory cycle and after the common TC1 and TC2 trunks, the student will be able to move towards one of the engineering cycles proposed by the School of Engineering of the International University of Casablanca. ADMISSIONS Admissions Post-Bac The ICCs address scientific baccalauréat holders: Mathematical Sciences (MS) A and B Experimental Sciences (SE): PC and SVT Science and Technology (ST): Electricity and Mechanics Foreign Scientific Bacs (S French, ...) Parallel Admissions Access in the 2 nd year is open to candidates: Having passed a first year in a Prepa recognized by the Ministry of National Education Having successfully completed the first year of a scientific or technical bachelor's degree from faculties... [-]

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. [-]

Engineering Level 3

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Pwllheli Dolgellau Llangefni + 3 more

Our Engineering courses will equip you with much sought-after skills in general engineering, or you can specialise in electrical, electronic, land-based, mechanical, maintenance operations, micro-renewables, building services, hydro-power, nuclear or wind turbine maintenance engineering. The Renewable Energy and Power Sectors are major employers in North Wales. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017/2018. Engineering (Engineering) Level 3 Engineering, Renewable Energy and Power Our Engineering courses will equip you with much sought-after skills in general engineering, or you can specialise in electrical, electronic, land-based, mechanical, maintenance operations, micro-renewables, building services, hydro-power, nuclear or wind turbine maintenance engineering. The Renewable Energy and Power Sectors are major employers in North Wales. Is this course right for me? The programme is useful if you're looking to progress directly to a career in Maintenance, Operations, Design, Production Engineering or Technical Services. Alternatively, the course will also allow you go to study Higher Level courses in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or Production Engineering. The course is practical and work-related, and you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The qualification is valued by both employers and universities, and will prepare you for both professional and educational progress. Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade ‘C' or above including Maths, English or Welsh, and Science, and at least a grade B in Mathematics (Higher Tier), OR A relevant Level 2 qualification Equivalent experience will be considered on an individual case basis Places on the programme are subject to interview. Delivery: The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following: practical workshop sessions classroom sessions student centred work demonstrations discussions tutorials work experience virtual learning environment (MOODLE). Assessment: The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following: time constrained assignment ongoing observation assessment of your practical work, - multiple-choice tests written... [-]

A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

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 level grades in... [-]

Certificate Prep

ITECOM Art Design Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The student will acquire the essential basics of culture and the arts to best prepare for one of our specializations and especially to refine its final decision on his future profession. The will of our faculty is to train you to develop your sensitivity and creativity in different artistic practices. At the end of this year, the student will be able to better determine their choice of orientation and specialization for the following year. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017/2018. The aim of the preparatory year is to develop knowledge in order to have a broad overview of applied arts, crafts DTP and web to be able to determine in its draft guidance. The student will acquire the essential basics of culture and the arts to best prepare for one of our specializations and especially to refine its final decision on his future profession. The will of our faculty is to train you to develop your sensitivity and creativity in different artistic practices. At the end of this year, the student will be able to better determine their choice of orientation and specialization for the following year. Opportunities All our courses Competition for schools Training Program graphics Image culture plastic drawing and Expression Technical drawing Infographics Rough storyboard Living model software illustrator Photoshop InDesign Admission to school tray or equivalence / first level File & maintenance (presentation of personal work) Training Available Initial training Training (CIF, FC ...) After the preparatory training, students can move on our professional training or apply for assistance of major art schools. [-]

Preparatory course: Czech language

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The University of Hradec Králové offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students all over the world. [+]

Study in the heart of Europe for free! The University of Hradec Králové offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students all over the world. INTRODUCTION The University of Hradec Králové offers a year-long course which consists of an intensive language course designed for beginners (735 hours of the Czech language) and specialized training in a chosen study field (75 hours of specialized training). After passing the final exam successfully the student can apply for any fields of study at the University of Hradec Králové or at other Czech universities in preferred branch of study. All in: two semesters 735 lessons 33 weeks 5 lessons a day Duration of a course: Two semesters: September 9, 2016 – May 19, 2017 Exam period: May 22, 2017 - June 19, 2017 Price: for language course and specialized university training: 80.000 CZK Price includes the assistance with visa, travelling, insuarance, accommodation, verification of documents, communication with Czech institutions and general consulting Deadline for application: April 15, 2017 ABOUT THE COURSE Duration: One academic year (2 semesters, 33 weeks, 5 lessons a day) 735 hours of Czech language 75 hours of specialized training Start: September 9, 2016 (students have to come approximately 10 days earlier in order to register to the course and attend an orientation week) Tuition: September 18, 2017 - May 18, 2018 Exam period: May 19, 2017 - June 15, 2018 Winter semester:
 September 18, 2017 - February 2, 2018  excluding winter holidays: December 18,... [-]

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 2017/2018. 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 [-]

University Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant

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. [+]

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. Purpose The Mid Michigan Community College LUCES Academy was created to address faculty and institutional recommendations for improving academic programs, retention, student success and other wrap-around services for international and at-risk domestic student populations. Goals In alignment with the college’s four enduring goals and values (Enabling Student Success, Enhancing Employee Success, Engaging the Community, and Improving Institutional Effectiveness) the launch of the LUCES Academy Pilot Program in Fall 2015 focused on four core objectives: Student Success: To address critical academic and other student success needs within shifting enrollment trends including international... [-]

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 .... [+]

Preparatory Year 2017/2018. 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 [-]

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. [+]

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 at the end... [-]

Master's College Mechanical Engineering China

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 9 months August 2018 Germany Aachen

The Master's College is designed for students from P.R. China who wish to brush up on some of the subjects required for the M. Sc. programme. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017/2018. Master's College Mechanical Engineering China Application Deadline is 1st March 2018 You are interested in coming to RWTH Aachen University as an exchange student to spend your last academic year in Germany? Students in their last Bachelor year with above average achievements from an engineering undergraduate degree programme (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Information Engineering) and sufficient English language skills are allowed to apply for the exchange and qualification programme. The Master's College is designed for students from P.R. China who wish to brush up on some of the subjects required for the M. Sc. programme. A Master’s programme at RWTH Aachen requires a very advanced and specialized level of technical knowledge. To obtain this level, the Master's College offers bridging courses, German language courses, as well as close scientific guidance, involvement in practice and research, and intense social support. All of this still in your last year of Bachelor study. So you will write your Bachelor Thesis here in Germany and take part in the Bachelor courses you need to apply for a Master´s programme at RWTH Aachen University. You are interested in coming to RWTH Aachen University? Apply now to spend your last Bachelor year in Germany! Requirements: Student of a University in P.R. China in their last Bachelor year English of at least B2 in writing and speaking Recommendation Letter from your University Programme start at the 28th August 2017 and end at the 28th May 2018 Key facts: 9-months... [-]

University Pathway Program

London Language Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada London

London Language Institute is proud to offer a University Pathway Program for students seeking entrance into high school, college and university. [+]

London Language Institute is proud to offer a University Pathway Program for students seeking entrance into high school, college and university. LLI had developed a curriculum that prepares students for academic courses taught in English and has relationships with local high schools, colleges and universities across Canada and into the United States. General admission requirements for university entrance: Entrance to university can vary with minimum requirements typically asking for a 75% average in the last year of high school. This minimum will not meet requirements for all universities and programs. Some of our university partners may require minimum GPA's over 88%. Admission to university is not solely based on GPA scores but also includes an assessment of the courses that were taken in the last year of high school. Some Majors require specific prerequisite courses. Please contact our office for specific information on GPA requirements or prerequisites. We also invite you to complete the university pathway screening and we can immediately assess your admissibility to a desired program. [-]

Preparatory Year

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 32 weeks October 2017 Russia Moscow

Russian language training for international students seeking to enter Russian-taught bachelor's and master's programs. [+]

For international students who want to study in Russian-taught bachelor’s or master’s programs but have limited or no prior knowledge of the language, Preparatory Year provides intensive training.

After covering the foundations of Russian, the program is divided into tracks devoted to humanities, economics, and technology and engineering. On successfully completing Preparatory Year, students can apply for full-tuition scholarships to HSE’s Russian-taught programs.

Duration: October 2017 - July 2018 (32 weeks)

Deadline: August 17, 2017

Fee: 135,000 rubles

Students who complete the program possess: Sufficient Russian language proficiency to study in their chosen undergraduate or graduate program and the ability to communicate in professional and social situations ... [-]

International Student Preparatory Program

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin Stade Göttingen + 2 more

If you want to successfully study in Germany, a thorough preparation is the key! The preparatory program at the PFH Private University Göttingen will facilitate your entry into our German degree programs. [+]

Your benefits Intensive language training technical preparation Intensive support and individual mentoring Extracurricular activities (z. B. Excursions & company visits) Internships Student Buddy Program Preparation is key! If you want to successfully study in Germany, a thorough preparation is the key! The preparatory program at the PFH Private University Göttingen will facilitate your entry into one of our German degree programs: General Management, B.Sc. Orthobionik, B.Sc. Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites, B.Eng We prepare you linguistically and factually prior to the study. You will therefore take the preparatory program of German language courses, and also selected topics of your degree program in part. This way you will already know some content and important technical terms and can even complete some of the exams on a trial basis and be credited on request for study performance. We are at your side. You will receive intensive support for the entire period of the program, so you succeed in preparing for your studies. Who can participate? The preparation program is aimed at prospective students who have a university entrance qualification and are able to demonstrate a minimum knowledge of German at level A2. The end of the preparation program In general, the preparation program begins 12 to 16 months before the actual start of the study. The first step in the preparatory phase of the program is an intensive German course. You will take,, depending on your German language level up to four months: Level A2 / B1: Intensive German Language from June Level B2: Intensive German... [-]

Bridge Pathways

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Denver Philadelphia Grand Junction Argentina Buenos Aires Chile Santiago + 6 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 2017/2018. 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 [-]