International Year One at Royal Roads University in Canada

International Year

International Year

Gain the English language, study skills and academic knowledge you need to succeed in an undergraduate degree at Royal Roads University.

What This Program Gives You

As part of this three semester program you will study a range of academic subjects that will develop your English language, quantitative, analytical and interpersonal skills. These skills will provide you with the base for successfully completing an undergraduate degree.

Who is the Program for?

International students who want to study an undergraduate degree at Royal Roads University, but who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry.

Program Curriculum (September to July)

  • Foundations of Global Citizenship (9 credits)
  • Listening Foundations
  • Reading Foundations
  • Speaking Foundations
  • Writing Foundations
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability
  • Canadian Studies
  • Writing for Success
  • English for Academic Purposes - Intermediate
  • Business Administration (BBA and BAPC)
  • Business of Tourism (BAGTM and BAIHM)
  • Civic Engagement & Service Learning
  • Academic Writing
  • English for Academic Purposes - Advanced

Progress to Your Undergraduate Degree

Once you complete the program, and achieve the required grades, you will progress to the second year of one of the following undergraduate degrees at Royal Roads University:

Extra help with English

If you need to boost your English language skills so that you can meet the entry requirements for studying the International Year program, you can first study one or two terms of the Intensive English Program.

Study Plan Options

IELTS Intakes IEP Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Year 3 Year 4
5.5  September IY  IY IY Undergraduate degree
5.0 January, May or September One semester  IY  IY IY Undergraduate degree
4.5 September* or January Two Semesters IY  IY IY Undergraduate degree

*Includes a summer break during the pathway program.

Key Facts

Course Information

Course length: Three semesters
Start dates: January, May and September


Visit our fees page to learn more about student tuition and accommodation fees.

Entry Requirements

Depending on your level of English, you may need to begin your program with the Intensive English Program. Learn more about academic and English language level entry requirements.

Sofiya from Ukraine testimonial at Royal Roads University

"I'm studying with people from different countries. It will be very helpful for my future because I will need to interact with people from different cultures."

Sofiya from Ukraine BA Global Tourism Management

Royal Roads University International Study Centre