Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to preparing our international English-as-an-additional-language students for the transition to the Canadian classroom. Taught by our highly experienced instructors, and designed in consultation with MSVU faculty, the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs combine English language learning with the foundational skills necessary for academic success.  Students who complete the EAP program will have direct access to MSVU undergraduate or graduate programs with no official test score.

Student Testimonials

University Bridging Program:

  • 100% of students strongly agree that assigned work was helpful and useful for learning
  • “I think this class is really helpful for international students, and I am willing to recommend to other international students.”
  • “I gained different academic knowledge and skills, e.g. research skill, presentation skill, and ways to avoid plagiarism.” 

Graduate Preparatory Program:

  • 92% strongly agree that the assigned coursework is useful for learning, feedback on assignments is helpful, high quality classes are provided, and the course is beneficial overall.
  • “This course has a clear purpose and comfortable atmosphere in class, which make me understand how to learn in English and know knowledge about master programs.”
  • “I had no idea how to study a graduate degree in Canada when I arrived here, but now I know how university works and what different types of assignments are. “ 

University Bridging Program (UBP EEAP 0800)

The University Bridging Program (UBP EEAP 0800) focuses on preparing students for successful participation in MSVU undergraduate programs. Skills include:

  • academic research & writing
  • academic integrity
  • presentation skills
  • critical thinking and analysis

UBP EEAP 0800 Program Schedule:

Summer 2020:         Jun 8 – Aug 21

Fall 2020:                 Sep 14 – Dec 9

Winter 2021:            Jan 11 – Apr 18

 

∗  2020-2021 tuition: CAD$4,000

  Costs are updated annually by July 1 and take effect for the following Fall semester.

 

All remaining 2020 EAP classes will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP EEAP 0900)

The Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP EEAP 0900)focuses on preparing students for successful participation in MSVU graduate programs. Skills include:​

  • research skills (formulating a research question, academic writing genres)​
  • formal and discipline-specific writing skills​
  • critical thinking, analysis and synthesis​
  • seminar participation​
  • academic vocabulary​
  • oral fluency​

GPP EEAP 0900 Program Schedule:

Summer 2020:         Jun 8 – Aug 21

Fall 2020:                 Sep 14 – Dec 9

Winter 2021:            Jan 11 – Apr 18

 

∗  2020-2021 tuition: CAD$4,000

∗  Costs are updated annually by July 1 and take effect for the following Fall semester.

 

All remaining 2020 EAP classes will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pathway Partners

Applicants who meet our admission requirements but whose English skills do not meet our language requirements for either full-time studies or the MSVU’s University Bridging Program are referred to one of the several Pathway partners for assessment.

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