ISSofBC international students who wish to enter a BC public university are one step closer to acceptance thanks to a new partnership between Vancouver Island’s Royal Roads University and ISSofBC.
The new articulation between the institutions allows successful ISSofBC graduates of a variety in International Studies programs to apply to the Royal Roads International Study Centre bypassing the English language entrance exam.
“This new articulation is a great pathway for students who wish to enter a Canadian university,” said Camilla Dietrich, Instructional Coordinator at ISSofBC’s International Studies Division (IS).
IS graduates from Intensive English, Professional Communication and Marketing Diploma, Academic English, and Business Diploma can all apply to skip the English exam provided their grades are in good standing at ISSofBC.
Most Canadian universities require international students to write an English proficiency exam such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prior to being accepted. Minimum scores vary depending on the school and program students apply to.
IS also has similar agreements with other Canadian universities such as the University of Prince Edward Island, Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan University and BCIT.