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FAQ: How long are degree preparation programs?

Degree preparation lasts between 1 semester (4 months) and 4 semesters (16 months). Students with lower English levels study longer. See study timelines.

FAQ: How large are the classes?

Classes of no more than 25 international students ensure you get personal attention and support.

FAQ: Am I guaranteed progression to a degree at the University?

Yes, if you maintain a satisfactory grade (2.5 GPA) and successfully complete the English preparation programs, you are guaranteed a place at Royal Roads University.

English and degree preparation in Canada

English & academic  preparation in Canada for international students

The International Study Centre: meeting the learning needs of international students

The International Study Centre (ISC) provides the highest levels of English language support and study skills preparation to the growing international student population at Royal Roads University in Canada.

The ISC offers high quality, academically challenging degree preparation in a supportive setting, at both undergraduate and graduate level. The programs are designed to give international students an exclusive pathway at a premier public university in Canada.

These programs are suitable for international students who have English language levels below IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 88 iBT

English language and academic skills preparation

Comprehensive preparation programs provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for degree studies. A proven learning model combines English language upgrading, study skills training and acculturation to a North American learning environment.

Depending on your English language level, your study plan may include:

  1. English for Academic Purposes
  2. Transfer Preparation Program
  3. Pre-Master's Program (graduate-level students)

Dedicated support at Royal Roads Univeristy in Canada

Specialized teaching and personal attention

You will enjoy customized teaching environment tailored specifically to your learning needs as an international student at University in Canada. Classes are taught by qualified TESOL teachers and expert faculty.

International students benefit from small class sizes, personal attention, longer than average classroom hours and a supportive student community.

Academic success at Royal Roads Univeristy in Canada

Continued support for academic success

Study Group's record of high progression rates ensures you are on track for degree success. You will benefit from on-going levels of English language and learning support throughout the first two years of your full-time studies on an undergraduate degree.

Student Preparation at Royal Roads University

Integrate into University in Canada

At Royal Roads University in Canada you can enjoy full access to academic facilities, campus services and extracurricular activities.

International students are fully immersed in a Canadian higher education environment and the University community.

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Sherry Zhu - international student at University in Canada

STUDENT Testimonial

Sherry Zhu

From: China
Program: English for Academic Purposes

"I have been here more than six months now, during this period, I feel myself have great improvement and becoming more mature. I am looking forward to the goal to be achieved in Royal Roads University - to fully understand excellent group co-operation, and to exchange different culture with classmates from all over the world."


Study Group - international education specialist

Degree preparation programs are delivered by Study Group, in partnership with Royal Roads University in Canada.

Study Group is a world leader in educating international students. Every year, Study Group provides the highest quality educational opportunities for 50,000 students from 130 countries in 48 Study Centres across the globe.