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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Preparation course for University Entrance exam in Spain (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.... [-]


University Preparation Program

The University Center
Campus Full time 2 - 8 months March 2019 USA Hartford

The University Center is a comprehensive ESL and university preparatory boarding school. We help international students prepare for English language and academic success at great American universities. [+]

Program Overview

The University Center is an intensive, comprehensive ESL and university preparatory boarding school. We help international students prepare for English language and academic success at great American universities.

The Value of University Prep for International Students

Why should international students spend 4 or 8 months in a university preparatory program at The University Center? Our university prep program increases academic and cultural competency, saves time and money, enhances admissions qualifications, and prepares students to get more out of their US university experience.

According to the latest statistics from IPEDS (to which all American universities must report), over 50% of international students studying in the USA take longer than necessary to complete their bachelor’s degrees. (Many "pathway” students are probably taking longer, based on preliminary evidence, but universities are not required to report these graduation rates.)... [-]


Pre College Program extended Course

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 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.... [-]


University Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan Community 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.... [-]


Path2Master

IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 semester October 2018 Germany Bad Honnef Berlin + 1 more

Do you have a university degree in a non-business subject, and would like to pursue a career in management? Or do you want to complete a 60 ECTS Master's programme, but don't fulfill all of the requirements? Start your Master's career with our Path2Master programme! We prepare non-business graduates for a business master and provides you with an extra 30 ECTS. [+]

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

Do you have a university degree in a non-business subject, and would like to pursue a career in management? Or do you want to complete a 60 ECTS Master's programme, but don't fulfill all of the requirements?

Start your Master's career with our Path2Master programme! We prepare non-business graduates for a business master and provides you with an extra 30 ECTS.

Facts & Figures Focus on your success in your IUBH Master programme

In our Path2Master programme, you focus on classical business administration content. This semester provides you with the ideal preparation for the business content in the subsequent semesters of your Master programme. You can also become acquainted with your later specializations and will gain knowledge in the important fundamentals of business administration.... [-]


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.) [-]

A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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.... [-]


High School Preparation Course

Cairns Language Centre
Campus Full time 10 - 30 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Cairns

We are helping children to have a successful transition into High School life. Our High School Preparation (HSP) course is a specialised programme focusing on language development and essential study skills needed for entry into an Australian government or private high school. [+]

We are helping children to have a successful transition into High School life. Our High School Preparation (HSP) course is a specialised programme focusing on language development and essential study skills needed for entry into an Australian government or private high school. Students receive subject-specific content that will enable them to not only comprehend but succeed in key learning areas.

Our High School Preparation is designed to:

facilitate English conversation proficiency to the appropriate level for a high school student in Australia develop English vocabulary specifically relevant to high school subjects equip students with the study skills to achieve academic success when they continue on to high school. ... [-]

General Spanish

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

At Native Language College we are dedicated to giving you the best possible opportunities to learn Spanish and to maximize your potential whether you are learning to further your career, to develop your own personal skill-set or to travel the Spanish-speaking world with confidence. [+]

Spanish intensive course 20h

At Native Language College we are dedicated to giving you the best possible opportunities to learn Spanish and to maximize your potential whether you are learning to further your career, to develop your own personal skill-set or to travel the Spanish-speaking world with confidence.

Student Profile

Our intensive course is developed for you who are really committed to learn Spanish and immerse yourself in Spanish life. You not only will learn Spanish if not will live Spanish

Benefits

Our classes focus on developing your communicative abilities. At all times you will be encouraged and supported to use the Spanish language. You will learn in a variety of contexts and develop all main skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and use of Spanish. With this course you will be able to reach your personal goals such as SIELE certification (Recognition International that certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language)... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


University Preparation Courses

Carfax College Oxford
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

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

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

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

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

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


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 2018/2019.

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.... [-]


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... [-]


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!... [-]