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207 Preparatory Year Programs 2020/2021

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 cou… Read more

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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Harbour.Space University
Barcelona , Spain

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math-intensive degree s ... +

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math-intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
London College of Contemporary Arts
London , United Kingdom

Our Foundation in Art and Design course provides an essential introduction to the creative arts by introducing you to explore and experiment with a wide range of media. It is ... +

Our Foundation in Art and Design course provides an essential introduction to the creative arts by introducing you to explore and experiment with a wide range of media. It is designed to maximise creative exploration through an art and design-based programme, which will provide you with the opportunity to develop creative expression by learning an applied range of complementary art and design skills and processes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The University of Law Business School Online
UK Online , United Kingdom

The Online International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understa ... +

The Online International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Online
 
University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online , United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be ... +

The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be studied over 9 months, or 6 months as an accelerated version, and will offer you a basic introduction to key principles of law while boosting your skills in English language and maths. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Oct 2020
Online
 
Palacky University
Olomouc , Czech Republic

The English Foundation Programme is a study programme, designed to give students a foundation that they can build on when they are pursuing a more advanced degree (Bachelor, M ... +

The English Foundation Programme is a study programme, designed to give students a foundation that they can build on when they are pursuing a more advanced degree (Bachelor, Master). The goal of the Foundation Programme is to improve the English language skills of students who wish to study at Palacký University Olomouc, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a Bachelor/Master degree programme in academic English. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
18 Jan 2021
11 Oct 2020
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

This new and exciting foundation programme covers all aspects of dance performance for those seeking a career as a professional dancer, choreographer or dance instructor.

This new and exciting foundation programme covers all aspects of dance performance for those seeking a career as a professional dancer, choreographer or dance instructor. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest , Hungary

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary lev ... +

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a BA degree program. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Cranfield , United Kingdom

This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for ma ... +

This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for many of our MSc courses. It is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises, over 10 months. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
10 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Wels , Austria

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selec ... +

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, German
01 Oct 2020
Campus
 
The University of Law Business School Undergraduate
London , United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding o ... +

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their business knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes
London , United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme for Law is a course providing a pathway to undergraduate degree studies in law. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of ... +

The International Foundation Programme for Law is a course providing a pathway to undergraduate degree studies in law. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of historical and contemporary legal themes, such as civil and criminal law, the development of legal institutions and British, EU and international law. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Campus
 
Academia Guiu
Barcelona , Spain

Exam Preparation Course for University Access (Selectividad UNED)

Exam Preparation Course for University Access (Selectividad UNED) -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Hawaii Tokai International College
Kapolei , USA

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 ... +

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. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Gulf College Oman
Seeb , Oman

The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and succ ... +

The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and succeeding in Higher Education Programmes taught in English. The Programme suits the requirements of those who need to enhance their English Language and key underpinning knowledge and skills to take up the study of degree programs. The faculty facilitates and provides an effective route for progression onto undergraduate programs. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
04 Oct 2020
Campus
 
Summer at Smith College
Northampton , USA

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tip ... +

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith's professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities. -
Preparatory Programs
7 days
English
Campus
 

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