This intensive summer program includes:

  • 20 class hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • Two courses: "Advanced English" and "Introduction to Canadian Studies"
  • Dormitory accommodation and meals

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Program description

This intensive summer program will help prepare you for success as a UVic degree student by polishing your academic English skills and providing an introduction to Canadian Culture.

UAP develops skills in:

  • Oral presentations
  • Note-taking and report-writing
  • Reading academic texts
  • Research

Please note, we also offer a 12-week University Admission Preparation program. Contact us for details. 

Program features

QUICK FACTS

  • August start date
  • 20 class hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • Two courses: "Advanced English" and "Introduction to Canadian Studies" (CS101); students may receive optional UVic credit for CS 101 course
  • Weekly writing clinics
  • Dormitory accommodation and meals

FAVOURITE FEATURES

  • Intensive 4-week format before start of academic year in September
  • Tutorial support by teaching assistants available for both courses
  • Optional credit for "Canadian Studies course" (CS101)

Program schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8:30–10:20am Academic English Classes

10:40am–12:30pm Canadian Studies Classes

2–4pm Workshops & activities

Optional activities ($)

Estimated fees per program

Fees due upon application Fee Notes
Application fee $150.00 Due at time of registration. Application fees are paid only once.
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of tuition ($3200 - $350) $2,850.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Student Services fee $223.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
UVic Dormitory $1,755.00 This fee is paid to the ELC
Total: $5,328.00

Program dates

Starting in
August 2020
Program dates
Aug. 4 – 28, 2020
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: n/a
Dorms: Open for registration

Application information

Registration requirements

To study in this program, you must:

  • successfully complete an entrance exam, written test and personal interview
  • have a minimum of one of the following exam scores:
    • IELTS overall score of 6 or higher with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill area (R/L/S/W)
    • iBT TOEFL score of 79 or higher with no section less than 17 (R/L/S/W)
    • CAEL 60 with no subscore less than 50
    • Passing Grade (80%) for level 570 Academic in the Intensive English (ELPI) Program
    • Passing Grade (80%) for level 570 General in the Intensive English (ELPI) Program, with a passing grade on the UAP writing test

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to elcreg@uvic.ca
  3. Pay the application fees and deposit(s)

Once we have processed the application, you well be sent a Letter of Acceptance.

Visit our How to apply page for more details.