Preparatory Year

Compare 93 Preparatory Year Programs 2019

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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 Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan College
Campus Full time September 2019 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.... [-]


Pathway course to access University in Spain: EBAU/UNED 1

Academia Guiu
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 Spain Barcelona

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.... [-]


Pre College Program extended Course

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Campus Full time Part time October 2019 Austria Vienna

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 extended is designed especially for students who have little or none skills in the German language.

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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.... [-]


Pre-Master Programme

IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 months October 2019 Germany Bad Honnef

IUBH has been awarded best German university for career development, accreditors praised IUBH´s consistent, fact-based approach in integrating feedback of all levels in order to increase IUBH graduates career prospects. [+]

"Thorough preparation accounts for 50% of success in life" - German saying

IUBH has been awarded best German university for career development, accreditors praised IUBH´s consistent, fact-based approach in integrating feedback of all levels in order to increase IUBH graduates career prospects.

Latest IUBH research has shown that student and graduate success highly depends upon communication skills in scientific and business English, being integrated into the international community and learning skills. Success in the German job market is highly determined by a good knowledge of German language.

Facts & Figures Focus on your success in your IUBH Master programme The IUBH PreMaster builds skills in order to leverage your success and to give you the best possible start. You live on Campus, you get acquainted with all the facilities, such as IUBH´s world-class library, the globally oriented Campus, your fellow students from over 85 nations as well as the surroundings of Bad Honnef. Once your degree programme starts, you can entirely focus on your studies and your personal success. Everything else, time-consuming and distracting, has been done before - and your success story can start! Guaranteed progression into high-end quality IUBH Master programmes IUBH research has shown, that success at IUBH and in the German economy depends highly upon communication skills, successful study habits, and personal networks. All these are trained intensively in the PreMaster programme - in order to give you the best possible start into your global career. Upon graduation, your progression into all our high-class master's programmes... [-]

Summer school in Entrepreneurship

L.U.de.S Lugano Campus
Campus Part time 2 weeks Open Enrollment Switzerland Lugano

With us you will get the unique opportunity to get a real hands on experience in the world of Entrepreneurship based on a learning-by-doing approach. The programme has a duration of 2 weeks and it is based on a learning-by-doing approach. It means that you will work in international teams on a real business project. At the end of our programmes you will be awarded with 3 ECTS that may be recognized by Universities as part of your Bachelor Degree. You also have the amazing opportunity to top-up your skill by participating in extracurricular experiences such as: Mindfulness, Malta Adventure and additional Business English classes. Malta is the best place for you to start building up for your future career path: it is safe, sunny and it is an English Speaking country. [+]

Preparatory Year 2019.

During the two weeks course in Entrepreneurship, you will be mentored by coaches and not professors. You will be working together in a co-shared space instead of classrooms and you will be challenged like real Entrepreneurs.

You will be required to use your judgement, adquired knowledge, make observations and establish an understanding of market needs for which you will have to develop product solutions. Together with your team you will examine the business potential of your ideas and their chances of success.

Additionally you will be exposed to visiting experts who will perform ad hoc sessions on various topics of interest.... [-]


Foundation of English Language

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
Campus Full time 8 - 16 weeks March 2019 China Dalian

GIME foundation program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed carefully, and it is based on preparing students who need extra support to enhance their chances of educational success. Thus, GIME will provide Automatic Certifications to the students once they pass all the components and qualify them to enter GIME degree programs. [+]

GIME foundation program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed carefully, and it is based on preparing students who need extra support to enhance their chances of educational success. Thus, GIME will provide Automatic Certifications to the students once they pass all the components and qualify them to enter GIME degree programs.

Curriculum Introduction to Chinese Introduction to Business Studies Business Communication Reporting Skills English Language Register Date/ Course Length/ Tuition and Program Fee Mid-March - 16 weeks - 15.000 RMB ($2,300 USD approx.) Mid-June - 8 weeks - 8.000 RMB ($1,300 USD approx.) [-]

High School Preparation

Australian International College of English
Campus Part time 1 - 60 weeks January 2019 Australia Sydney China Shanghai + 2 more

This multi-skills course prepares students who will be commencing Years 7-11 in NSW high schools. And, whilst the focus is on English specific to Maths, Science, EnglishLiterature, Geography and History, there is a sports program to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Parents and guardians can be fully assured that their children will be safe in a secure and culturally sensitive environment where they can enjoy the company of other students who are heading in the same direction – a successful pathway to an Australian high school. [+]

This multi-skills course prepares students who will be commencing Years 7-11 in NSW high schools. And, whilst the focus is on English specific to Maths, Science, EnglishLiterature, Geography and History, there is a sports program to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Parents and guardians can be fully assured that their children will be safe in a secure and culturally sensitive environment where they can enjoy the company of other students who are heading in the same direction – a successful pathway to an Australian high school.

Why study this course?

To prepare students aged 12 to 18 years of all English levels for English into high schools in New South Wales.Course Duration: 1 to 60 weeksLevels: Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-IntermediateIntake Dates: Any MondayStudy per week: 25 hours of face-to-face study per week... [-]


Course in Academy Preparation Program (APP)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. [+]

Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts, and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition.... [-]


College Admission Workshop

Summer at Smith College
Campus 7 days July 2019 USA Northampton

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. [+]

July 22—28, 2018

As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn the latest insights and insider expertise from admission professionals about how to succeed in the application process.

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 Year in Computer Science

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Hungary District V.

This program is recommended for future students who want to build a firm basis for their further studies in the BSc program of Computer Science. Students who get admitted to Computer Science BSc but cannot reach the minimum level in the entrance examination will also be redirected to our Preliminary Course. [+]

This program is recommended for future students who want to build a firm basis for their further studies in the BSc program of Computer Science. Students who get admitted to Computer Science BSc but cannot reach the minimum level in the entrance examination will also be redirected to our Preliminary Course.

Strength of program

The curriculum of the Preliminary Course is assembled on topics relevant to the BSc program. It includes courses in Mathematics, Informatics, and English language.

Structure

Preparatory Program

Introduction to mathematics I Introduction to informatics I Basic English I Introduction to mathematics II Introduction to informatics II Basic English II Career opportunities ... [-]

Pre-Master's in Art & Design

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Campus 1 semester August 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Preparatory Program

Chechen State Pedagogical University
Campus Full time September 2019 Russia Grozny

As far as the education of international students consists of two stages in Russia, prior to the admission to the universities all international applicants should take a Russian language course. This course includes Conversational Russian and an introductory course of basic subjects delivered in Russian. The course of Conversational Russian is for the Beginners. During the 1st-semester students study Phonetics, Grammar and Conversational Vocabulary. [+]

About Preparatory Department

ChSPU welcomes international students and the Preparatory Department for international students was established for them in 2015.

As far as the education of international students consists of two stages in Russia, prior to the admission to the universities all international applicants should take a Russian language course. This course includes Conversational Russian and an introductory course of basic subjects delivered in Russian. The course of Conversational Russian is for the Beginners. During the 1st-semester students study Phonetics, Grammar and Conversational Vocabulary.

The Introductory Course is offered for the Pre-Intermediate students who speak Russian but want to improve their language skills and master the language to be able to understand lectures in Russian. The course includes the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and some other subjects relevant to their future specialization.... [-]


Business Spanish

Native Language College
Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment Spain Madrid

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. [+]

(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 ... [-]

Exam Preparation IELTS

ETC International College
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

We provide a Cambridge IELTS exam preparation and course to help students reach their full potential and apply for the University course of their choice. Almost all universities in English speaking countries require international students to have IETLS, we provide a stress-free, learning environment to help students pass the course and exam. [+]

We provide a Cambridge IELTS exam preparation and course to help students reach their full potential and apply for the University course of their choice. Almost all universities in English speaking countries require international students to have IELTS, we provide a stress-free, learning environment to help students pass the course and exam.

IELTS stands for International English Testing System. When undertaking this course, there are two modules which both test the students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course Description

Do you want to go to University in the UK?

The Cambridge IELTS exam preparation course is internationally recognised and accepted worldwide by employers and educational institutes. Almost all universities in the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS. Take the course to show your level of English.... [-]


One-year Foundation in Science (FiS) program

Melaka-Manipal Medical College
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 Malaysia Malacca

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. [+]

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!... [-]