Length: 8 weeks
Location Offered: Nanaimo Campus

Do you want to attend a certificate, degree or diploma program at our university but your IELTS score is just under the requirement? We offer an accelerated 8-week learning format for University Preparation level 5*.  The program has a skills-based curriculum that prepares students for academic success. When you successfully complete Accelerated University Preparation 5 can begin a certificate, diploma or degree at our university in September of that year.
Enter the accelerated University Preparation 5 program in two ways: meet the IELTS or TOEFL direct entry score for University Preparation 5, or successfully complete University Preparation level 4.
As an ESL student at our university, you will also have access to our learning centre and be able to participate in sociocultural activities organised by the International Education faculty.
*Please note: This accelerated option is only available in June 2020 for students entering University Preparation 5.

Program Details

  • 34 hours per week of instruction
  • Available in June 2020
  • Small classes, highly qualified, friendly, approachable teachers, and a wide range of learning materials.
  • Graduates from University Preparation 5 can enter Vancouver Island University degree, diploma and certificate programs directly (as long as academic pre-requisites met).

Application Deadline

Students are encouraged to apply three months before the start of the program to allow enough time for visa processing.

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