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University Access Program

If you have not met the minimum English language requirements for the Bachelor or MBA program entry, you can still improve your English skills and qualify for your degree at University Canada West.

The University Access Program (UAP) accredited by Languages Canada covers everything you need for higher level education in an English-speaking institution. The program focuses on Academic English, ensuring that you will be able to study, and complete assignments and examinations with confidence.

UAP will also cover specific academic skills, such as essay writing, research methods, note taking, critical thinking and seminar or tutorial discussion, giving you a great start to your program at University Canada West.

What you will learn: 

  • Structuring of paragraphs, introductions and conclusions
  • Writing using a variety of extended essay genres
  • Paraphrasing and summarizing, whilst avoiding plagiarism
  • Coherently synthesizing the ideas of other academics with your own
  • Referencing styles and rules (such as Harvard and APA)
  • Sourcing, scanning, and selecting materials         
  • Critically evaluating sources        
  • Effective note-taking from lectures, and utilizing information
  • Expressing yourself clearly and confidently in tutorials and seminars 
  • Giving clear, well delivered oral presentations

Key Facts

Program Tuition Fee:

$4,950 for a 3 month term

Intakes:

Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)

Duration:

3 months (for students with IELTS 6.0)
6 months (for students with IELTS 5.5)
9 months (for students with IELTS 5.0)

Delivery:

On-Campus

Course Structure

The UAP students take a core 15 hours per week in the four skill Academic English course, plus 5 hours per week on critical thinking. Each of the three levels uses a dedicated textbook with supplementary resources. There is ongoing assessment throughout the course with a focus on developing competence in seminar discussion, presentations and essay writing. All the levels have a final examination that includes assessment of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Key Facts

Program Tuition Fee:

$4,950 for a 3 month term

Intakes:

Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)

Duration:

3 months (for students with IELTS 6.0)
6 months (for students with IELTS 5.5)
9 months (for students with IELTS 5.0)

Delivery:

On-Campus