Complete your English language training online this Summer 2020 with the the same high quality UBP and GPP instruction. Academic support is readily available by email and Skype. Contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen to register today! nicolle.bowes@msvu.ca

English Language Programs at the Mount

The Mount’s EAP Programs are for students who:

  • are entering a certificate, diploma, undergraduate, or graduate program at the Mount;
  • have been conditionally accepted to the Mount but have not yet met the English language requirements;
  • have full time acceptance but wish to improve their language and academic skills before entering their program.

Student Testimonials

University Bridging Program:

  • 100% of students strongly agree that assigned work was helpful and useful for learning.
  • 83% of students feel more confident in their abilities to do their academic courses.

  • “Research is very helpful for me to prepare for academic studies. Research is very difficult part of essay but UBP provide me many tips. Now, I am confident about my future studies”
  • “I think this project allows me to learn a lot and make me more adaptable to the learning style and culture of Canadian universities.”
  • “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 overall, the course is beneficial.
  • 92% of students strongly agree that GPP prepares them to do research.

  • “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. I have learned a lot from the GPP.”
  • “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 would recommend to my friends to do this course as it will help them to adapt according to the new education environment.”

Language Requirements

There are 2 EAP classes offered by the Mount:

For registration, please contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen at nicolle.bowes@msvu.ca.

The following tables indicate the English language requirements for undergraduate and graduate international student admission to Mount Saint Vincent University:

IELTS

Score Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies
6.0 (no band below 5.5) UBP UBP
6.5 (no band below 6.0) Full-time Studies GPP
7.0 (no band below 6.5) Full-time Studies

CAEL

Score Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies
50 UBP UBP
60 Full-time Studies GPP
70 Full-time Studies

TOEFL (iBT)

Score Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies
80 – 85 UBP UBP
86 – 92 Full-time Studies GPP
93 and above Full-time Studies

CanTest

Score Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies
4.0 UBP UBP
4.5 Full-time Studies GPP
5.0 Full-time Studies

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

Score Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies
CLB 7 UBP UBP
CLB 8 Full-time Studies GPP
CLB 9 Full-time Studies

University Bridging Program: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

MSVU is happy to offer both EAP courses, University Bridging Program (UBP) and the Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP) ONLINE in Summer 2020.

The University Bridging Program provides the fundamental skills students require to be successful full-time undergraduate Mount students. While completing this 180-hour program, students enroll in 1 course allowing them to begin their academic study. This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no score below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 81-83 with no score below 20

Study skills include:

  • academic research
  • academic writing
  • academic integrity
  • effective reading
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • public speaking

Cost: Cost $4,000    *2019-2020 Academic Year fees*

Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Summer 2020

June 8 to August 21, 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00am to 12:00pm ADT

Fall 2020

To be determined

Graduate Preparatory Program:IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

MSVU is happy to offer both EAP courses, University Bridging Program (UBP) and the Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP) ONLINE in Summer 2020.

The Graduate Preparatory Program focuses on preparing students for successful participation in the Mount’s graduate programs. The course requires students to complete 180 hours of study while concurrently enrolled in 1 required academic class. This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 84-92 with no score below 21

Study skills include:

  • academic vocabulary
  • formal and discipline-specific writing skills
  • research skills
  • paraphrasing and summarizing
  • reading and comprehension
  • critical thinking
  • oral fluency
  • presentation skills

Cost: Cost $4,000    *2019-2020 Academic Year fees*

Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Summer 2020

June 8 to August 21, 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10am-12noon ADT

Fall 2020

To be determined

Pathway Partners

Applicants who meet our admission requirements but whose English skills do not meet language requirements are referred to one of the several Pathway partners for assessment.

Partner
Complete for UBP entry
Complete for Full-Time Undergrad or GPP entry

ECSL

ECSL Level 400

ECSL Level 500

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ILI Level 600

ILI UP

CLLC

CLLC Level 6

CLLC Level 7

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Halifax ESL Level 5



Halifax ESL Bridging Program

ALCC

ALCC Level 5

ALCC UBP

ICEAP ICEAP CBU Readiness
Level 6
ICEAP Bridge Course
Level 7

KGIC

EPE

*subject to discretion of the Mount



Must complete UBP at the Mount

Quest Language Studies



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Quest Pathway Program and L8

ELS



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ELS L112

International Language Academy of Canada

Pathway II

Pathway III

English school of Canada



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ESC College Transfer Program

English Language Centres



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EC LB 2

Vancouver English Centre



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VEC Pathway Program

Western Town College (WTC)

Contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen for admission information University Preparation

Program

Embassy CES

Embassy CES Stage 3 Embassy CES Stage 4 and Pathway Program

ILSC Language Schools

ILSC LA1 ILSC LA2

New Voice Language Academy

NVLA EAP-A Contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen for admission information

Inlingua Victoria College of languages

L3B L3B

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LB2

LC1