Issuu on Google+

EF International Language Centers 2014 - 2015

University Preparation Abroad Students and adults ages 16 and above

England USA Canada

Australia Singapore

www.ef.com


Pathways to academic success LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

START

University graduate (with bachelor’s degree or equivalent)

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

YOUR PROGRAM

EF Pre-Master’s, EF Pre-MBA or EF Pre-PhD Program 6 or 9 months

WHAT'S YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL? Take our free online test at: www.ef.com/test

YOUR RESULT Guaranteed admission to a Master’s or MBA degree program in the UK, US, Canada or Australia. Guaranteed admission to a PhD degree program in the UK

Fast Track Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher*

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

EF University Foundation Year 6, 9 and 11 month options

Guaranteed admission to a Bachelor’s degree program in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia or Singapore

Fast Track Your English tests at IELTS 5.0 (UK, Singapore, North America, UAE) IELTS 5.5 (Australia) or higher*

High school graduate

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

EF Diploma in Business & Management 11 months

Guaranteed admission to the second year of a UK Business and Management degree

Fast Track Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher*

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

University Transition Program 2 or 3 terms (14 weeks each)

Guaranteed admission to a US bachelor’s degree program with up to 21 credits

Fast Track Your English tests at TOEFL 450 PBT/ 45 IBT or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

EF Accelerated College Degree Program High school student Grade 11

2

University Preparation Abroad

Phase 1 EF Academic English 6 or 9-month Program

Phase 2 High school diploma + Associate's degree (Approximately 24 months)

Complete your Bachelor’s degree program at a University in the US or Canada in 24 months


WELCOME TO EF Study abroad to equip youself with essential academic and language skills, and earn guaranteed placement in higher education. EF University Preparation Abroad specializes in preparing students for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English-speaking countries. Established in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million international students study abroad through language immersion, cultural exchange and university preparation programs. For students seeking guaranteed university placement, we have developed proven pathways for enrollment at one of our 150 partner universities in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia or Singapore. We operate independently, which means we can place you at the best university possible. The proof is in our results – 100% of EF University Preparation Abroad graduates are accepted at one of our partner institutions or other highly ranked universities around the world. We look forward to answering all of your question regarding guaranteed placement and to finding a program that will help you reach your full potential.

Sincerely,

TABLE OF CONTENTS WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAM OPTIONS 04 EF University Preparation Abroad 06 Guaranteed university placement 08 Personal step-by-step guidance 10 The true student lifestyle 12 EF Academic English Program

EF UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ABROAD PROGRAMS 15 EF University Foundation Year 18 EF Diploma in Business and Management 19 EF University Transition Program 20 EF Accelerated College Degree Program 22 EF Pre-Master’s, Pre-MBA & Pre-PhD Programs

UNITED KINGDOM

JENNIFER HEPWORTH Director

27 School system of the United Kingdom 28 Partner institutions in the United Kingdom 30 EF London 32 EF Oxford 34 EF Cambridge

NORTH AMERICA 37 School system of North America 38 Partner institutions in North America 40 EF New York 42 EF Boston 44 EF San Francisco 46 EF Atlanta 48 EF Seattle 49 EF Vancouver

AUSTRALIA & SINGAPORE 51 School system of Australia 52 Partner institutions in Australia 53 EF Sydney 54 School system of Singapore 55 EF Singapore

MORE INFORMATION 56 Other EF programs 58 Enrollment form 59 Terms and Conditions

EF Boston

www.ef.com/university

3


PREPARE FOR GUARANTEED ACADEMIC SUCCESS EF University Preparation Abroad programs are designed to give international students the academic and language skills required for higher education in an English-speaking country. Whatever path you’re destined for, we can help you fulfill your potential.

Program Overview EF University Preparation Abroad prepares students for direct admission to a higher education program at an English-speaking university. We guarantee university placement by preparing students for the rigors of further education by helping them gain the language and academic skills they need to succeed. Our programs are specifically-designed to achieve your individual academic goals, ensuring that you meet the English language and academic requirements of local university systems. Guaranteed university placement Students who successfully complete one of our preparation programs are guaranteed direct admission to one of our 150 EF University Preparation Abroad partner institutions in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Many university preparation programs are linked to only one or a few universities, but at EF we give you all the credentials and skills you need to apply to virtually any. Set your expectations high and choose the university of your dreams.

With you all the way With EF, you can be confident that you’ll receive mentorship and instruction from fully-certified faculty and staff. All of our students are guided by an experienced EF University Pathway Manager who helps you manage the university application process, from enquiry­ to acceptance. Pathway Managers are experts in higher education and are fully committed to helping students gain admission at the world’s most prestigious institutions. As part of our visa support, EF University Preparation Abroad has been licensed by the UK Border Agency to enroll international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. With EF, we’re truly with you all the way. A personalized program Our dedicated approach to university preparation means that our programs can be personalized to your unique language and academic needs. Regardless of your level of English fluency, we can help you meet and exceed university entrance language requirements. You'll also benefit from a wide range of specialist academic modules, which are elective courses that focus on academic subjects. We’ll help you ace your exams, gain speaking confidence and thoroughly prepare for the academic and cultural challenges ahead.

“The University Preparation program included everything I needed to know about the university application process, including personal statements, entrance interviews and references.” MICHAEL ADAMER FROM AUSTRIA, EF OXFORD ENROLLED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

4

University Preparation Abroad


University certified and accredited EF University Preparation Abroad Programs have earned the approval and recognition of prestigious accreditation boards, universities and educational associations worldwide. Our International Language Centers are recognized by government-approved educational bodies, including the British Council, EAQUALS, ACCET and NEAS. Additionally, most of our programs are certified by Southern New Hampshire University, while the Independent Schools Inspectorate accredits our schools in the United Kingdom. Most recently, our Singapore school has earned registration with EduTrust. For program accreditations, please see pages 13-25.

Commitment to cutting-edge research Innovation in education has been our focus for nearly 50 years. We're constantly developing our learning methodology, EF Efekta™ Learning System thanks to our teams of researchers in Cambridge, Zurich, Shanghai and Hong Kong. EF has established a Research Unit at the University of Cambridge Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics to collaborate on fundamentally improving the way students learn English. In 2011, our research unit was awarded a grant from the prestigious Isaac Newton Trust of Trinity College to do groundbreaking research into improving the way students learn English.

Associated with a top Business School  EF University Preparation Abroad students can gain direct entry with credit transfers to Hult International Business School's Bachelor's degrees. Hult is currently ranked by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top business schools and offers a one-year MBA Program as well as diplomas, Bachelor and Master’s degrees. It has campuses in some of the world's most exciting cities, including Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Shanghai and London.

ACCREDITATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

for the teaching of English in England

www.ef.com/university

5


EARN GUARANTEED UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT University Preparation Abroad guarantees you placement at one of our 150 partner universities around the world. The results speak for themselves: 100% of program graduates are accepted to institutions of higher learning.

6

University Preparation Abroad


Placement guaranteed It’s a fact we’re proud of: 100% of our graduates have been accepted to one of our 150 partner universities or other highlyranked universities worldwide. Among our graduates, 90% were awarded placement at their first-choice university. In 2013, almost half of our EF University Foundation Year students in the UK were awarded places in the country’s top 30 universities. Furthermore, nearly half of our Pre-Master’s and Pre-MBA students were accepted into the top 30 universities in the UK including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Imperial College London. Recent placements in North America include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of British Columbia. In Australia and Singapore, students have been placed in the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, La Trobe University and Nanyang Technological University, to name but a few.

Earn official proof of your proficiency With University Preparation Abroad programs, you receive certified proof of your language fluency and academic achievements, recognized by employers, universities and governments around the world. All students studying English in an Academic English Program will take the EF English Level Test (EFELT) at the end of their program to assess their level of proficiency. Developed by top class linguists and assessment experts, the EFELT evaluates your language level according to the internationally recognized standard, the Common European Framework of Reference. Additionally, we help you prepare for the required proficiency exams needed to pursue your desired university degree, giving you official proof of fluency. EF Program Diploma All students receive this official document listing the programs they have taken, the grades they received and the language level they've attained.

“I chose to study with EF because I wanted to prepare for university. Now I have been accepted at Northeastern University, Emmanuel College and Wentworth Institute of Technology.” JOSELIN ACOSTA FROM VENEZUELA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR AT EF BOSTON ENROLLED AT EMMANUEL COLLEGE

RECENT EF UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ABROAD PLACEMENTS Student name

Home country

University

Student name

Home country

University

Maria Merkulova

Russia

St Andrews University

Sandra Sjogren

France

University of Oregon

Michael Adamer

Austria

Oxford University

Pablo Viteri Moreira

Ecuador

University of Iowa

Rabia Akbulut

Turkey

University of Cambridge

Pierre Bousquet

France

Northeastern University

Igor Babischenko

Russia

University of Cambridge

Emanuele Baruffaldi

Italy

Notre Dame

Alexander Dippo Paris

Indonesia

University of Cambridge

Anna Oskolkova

Russia

Boston University

Mei Yin

China

University of Cambridge

Aziz Eren Yüzer

Germany

HULT International Business School

Sin Wai Pui

Macau

University of Cambridge

Yishu Xia

China

Babson College

Gabriela Blancarte

Mexico

University College London

Audrey Winny Wangkar

Indonesia

University of San Francisco

Marat Bukhanov

Kazakhstan

University College London

Fabio Sciaretta

Italy

Fordham University

Fanny Flandin

France

London School of Economics

Ga Na Park

South Korea

Pennsylvania State University

Lisha He

China

London School of Economics

Juan Bribiesca Pintor

Mexico

New York Film Academy

Petr Lysov

Russia

Durham University

Gary Bouet

France

Suffolk University

Camilla Beige

Norway

Loughborough University

Eyad Kalaji

Algeria

S. California Institute of Architecture

Riccardo Mangiapelo

Italy

Loughborough University

Wolfgang Berthier

France

Purdue University

Yushi Karawai

Japan

University of Nottingham

Aliya Batyrova

Russia

University of Massachusetts

Shu Hang Liu

China

Imperial College London

Sunarto Sunarto

Indonesia

Carnegie Mellon University

Eduardo Garcia Pereira

Venezuela

Cardiff University

Satria Bakti

Indonesia

Kelley School of Business

Tatsuaki Koizumi

Japan

St Andrews University

Wan Cheng Wu

Taiwan

San Francisco State University

Monireh Partovi

Iran

University of Warwick

Yudha Aditya

Indonesia

Thunderbird School

Tugce Karabacak

Turkey

York University

Daulet Zhampeiis

Kazakhstan

Simon Fraser University

Emi Nishino

Japan

King's College London

Mikhail Rudakov

Russia

University of Toronto

Sakolrit Chanpum

Thailand

Bristol University

Erika Garrido Vargas

Colombia

The Art Institute of Vancouver

Julia Krivoruchko

Russia

University of Bath

Min Jung Kwon

Korea

Sydney University

Benjamin Nicolas

France

Exeter University

Apiwat Pengjam

Thailand

University of Technology Sydney

Kaine Fanny-Anne Braide

Nigeria

Leicester University

Jose Mendoza

Venezuela

Bond University

Dindin Rosidiyin

Indonesia

Cranfield University

Christian Gutierrez Garcia

Mexico

University of Western Sydney

Rauan Kenzhekhanuly

Kazakhstan

Harvard University

Radot Marojahan Siregar

Indonesia

University of Western Australia

Daisuke Yamaguchi

Japan

Harvard Law School

Artur Mirzakhalov

Kazakhstan

University of Wollongong

Sergey Nikolenko

Russia

Massachusetts School, UPenn

Marcelo Villaroya

Spain

Macquarie University

Sara Pliego Gomez

Spain

Wharton School of Business

Pedro Chavez

Venezuela

Macquarie University

Ae Sol Park

South Korea

University of Texas

Renny Movita 

Indonesia

Nanyang Tech. University

Venda Yuniarti

Indonesia

University of Texas Austin

Dhania Yulinda

Indonesia

Nanyang Tech. University www.ef.com/university

7


BENEFIT FROM PERSONAL STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE Our experienced faculty and EF University Pathway Managers are experts at navigating the university application process. With their guidance and mentorship, you'll be placed in a university program that matches your personal goals and career ambitions.

Counseling in your native language When you contact your local EF office, an EF Academic Counselor will give you a free consultation to familiarize you with the educational requirements of your preferred country of study. Informational seminars are conducted regularly and complementary English testing will help assess your language ability. Worry-free travel Our experienced EF Academic Counselors are experts at navigating the required paperwork and procedures to assist you with university entry. We're able to give you full visa support because we are licensed by the UK Border Agency to enroll international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. To streamline your travel plans, we can also help you with travel and insurance arrangements. Expert EF University Pathway Managers Throughout your program, an on-site EF University Pathway Manager will mentor you on the university application process from start to finish. They'll work with you one-on-one to determine which universities meet your academic and career goals and then help you devise a successful application strategy. University Pathway Managers give expert advice on application requirements, including your personal statement, recommendation letters, transcripts and exam scores. Once your acceptance letters arrive, they can help you decide which offer to accept. Faculty and staff During your studies,our dedicated academic and administrative team will ensure that you gain the credentials needed to enter university in your host country. Our teachers work on your individual needs, improve your communication and research skills, and provide regular assessments of your progress. Our friendly staff will make sure you are comfortable in your new surroundings so you can feel confident during your transition.

PERSONALIZED ASSISTANCE

>> 1. A personalized study plan

We assess your language and academic skills and devise a study plan to help you reach a sufficient level of English, in preparation for university-level education.

>> 2. Prepare for university

We enroll you in an appropriate preparation program that acts as a stepping stone to an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree program.

>> 3. Apply to top universities

Your EF University Pathway Manager works with you to choose your field of study, complete all application paperwork as well as visit nearby institutions of higher education. After weighing all your options, your Pathway Manager will counsel you on how to make the best decision for your future.

“EF staff work hand-in-hand with you to thoroughly get to know you. Their help was always specialized and targeted to my unique needs.” ANA VALDÉS SALAZAR FROM MEXICO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR AT EF BOSTON ENROLLED AT BARD COLLEGE

8

University Preparation Abroad


EF UNIVERSITY PATHWAY MANAGERS

EF UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ABROAD TEACHERS

ANNA BALCHAN, OXFORD

DIANA KALINA, NEW YORK

Anna came from Poland to undertake a bachelor's degree in TESOL & Italian at the University of Sussex, where she returned to complete her English teaching qualification after an Erasmus year at the Universita di Bologna. Fluent in Polish, English and Italian, Anna recieved her Diploma of Higher Education from Oxford University. She now runs the University Preparation programs at EF Oxford.

Having earned a Bachelors in Childhood Education and Spanish from the College of New Rochelle, followed by a Masters in TESOL, Diana joined EF New York to coordinate both the University Foundation Year and the Pre-Masters and Pre-MBA programs. Diana's credentials give her a fine set of skills to help students determine their own academic path.

PAMELA ASTARTE, SAN FRANCISCO

ROBERT BAKER, VANCOUVER

Pamela joined EF San Francisco with an ECE teaching credential and a certificate in non-profit management. In addition to her BA and MEd she has taught, directed, founded programs at colleges worldwide such as the Ecole Bilingue in Paris, the University of Foreign Languages in China, Holy Names University and Stanford University.

Robert has more than ten years teaching experience in a variety of countries and environments. He specializes in teaching communication skills with an emphasis on coaching students to become effective presenters. Robert has strong dedication to helping students reach their goals. His love of history and current affairs are often features of his lessons.

JOANNE CARDOLACCIA, BOSTON

NASTARAN NOROUZI, LONDON

Joanne coordinates the EF Pre-Master’s and EF Pre-MBA Programs at EF Boston. After completing her Master’s in French Linguistics at the University of Florida, Joanne lived and studied abroad. With nearly a decade of language teaching experience, she is a valuable asset to her advisees, assisting with TOEFL preparation and application workshop programs.

Nastaran has experienced a truly international education and is able to use her first-hand experience to prepare her students for university life in the UK. She joined EF London to teach Business and Communications pathways, while also lecturing at universities around London. She currently teaches Research Methods to Pre-Master's and Pre-MBA students.

JACKIE YEN, SYDNEY

LINDA WALDEN, BOSTON

Jackie joined EF Sydney in 2011 as an English language teacher, moving on to the dual roles of ADOS and UP Coordinator by late 2012. Jackie undertook her post-graduate studies firstly in Language & Literacy and more recently in Applied Linguistics. Her professional background and Australian nationality make her the ideal person to support University Preparation students.

Linda has worked as both a writing teacher and an academic counselor for universities in and around Boston for many years. Prior to joining the teaching staff at EF Boston, she worked nearby at both Lasell College and Pine Manor College. She enjoys helping students perfect their grammar and writing skills. Her vast experience working in admissions makes her a resource to her students applying to university.

BA, University of Sussex

MEd, Lesley College California

MA, University of Florida

MA Applied Linguistics, University of Technology Sydney

BA, College of New Rochelle

BA History, University of Winnipeg

BSc, MBA and registered PhD student, University of London

MEd, Boston College

www.ef.com/university

9


EXPERIENCE THE TRUE STUDENT LIFESTYLE Our program centers offer the authentic student experience: top-notch academic resources, comfortable accommodation and a variety of student activities that will have you immersed in the local culture and meeting friends from around the globe.

Student life with a global perspective Study at an EF University Preparation Abroad program center and you’ll be part of an exciting international student body. Learning alongside students from around the world means daily lessons are always enhanced with lively discussions and a global perspective. The language fluency you gain in class is quickly reinforced outside the classroom as you interact in English with native speakers and your fellow classmates, who come from up to 100 different countries. Campus activities office Each week, an on-site EF Activities Coordinator at your school arranges a full schedule of sports, activities and excursions to help immerse you in an authentic campus lifestyle. Participating in organized events is also the best way for you to meet fellow students and build a network of international friends. The weekly calendar of events is also found on EF's own online campus, My EF™, an online portal where you can find your weekly course schedule, optional activities and a unique social networking feature that connects you to other EF students at your school – even before you go!

Excursions and trips Your EF Activities Coordinator will plan a number of excursions and trips throughout your stay, which are available at a special EF price. You’ll have the chance to visit museums and historical sights or enjoy your host city’s nightlife. On the weekends explore your host country farther afield on a weekend trip to Paris, New York, or to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Sports and activities Play in an international football tournament or join campus clubs in just about every sport or activity. Each center is located near athletic facilities so you can swim, play tennis or work out at the gym. Many students also choose to try new adventure sports, such as mountain biking or scuba diving. You'll find more information on any social events in your school’s activity calendar: these may include gatherings geared toward students with hobbies and special interests, such as scrapbooking, photography, community service or class yearbook, just to name a few.

“EF helped me prepare for university by teaching me the foundations of writing (creative and academic), presentation skills and research. I thoroughly feel that my analytical and English skills have greatly improved.” YUSKA LUTFI FROM INDONESIA, EF PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAM AT EF SAN FRANCISCO, ENROLLED AT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE

10

University Preparation Abroad


EF INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CENTERS

EF Boston Campus

EF Homestay Accommodation (Included) Homestay accommodation is included in every University Preparation program. By living with a host family, you can immerse yourself in the local culture and customs while practicing your English with native speakers. The standard accommodation is a shared room with another EF student, usually of a different nationality.

EF New York Campus

EF Cambridge Residence

EF Sydney Residence

EF San Francisco School

EF Oxford Campus

EF Singapore Residence

EF Seattle Campus

EF London Residence

EF Atlanta Campus

EF Vancouver School

EF Homestay includes: > Shared room (singles available for a supplement) > Breakfast and dinner (Monday-Friday) and all meals on weekends EF Campus and Residence Accommodation You may also choose to enhance your experience abroad by living with students from all over the world at an EF Campus or Residence. Student residences offer you a social environment that allows you to practice your new language skills with classmates. You'll get a taste of the real student lifestyle – where amenities might include student lounges, sports facilities and cafeterias. EF Campus and Residences include: > Shared room in a student residence (singles available for a supplement) > Meals in the student cafeteria or self-catered

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS Destinations London Cambridge Oxford Boston New York San Francisco Atlanta Seattle Vancouver Sydney Singapore

EF Homestay Single Shared

▪ ▪ ▪

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

EF Residence Single Shared

▪ ▪

▪ ▪

▪ ▪ ▪

▪ ▪ ▪

EF Campus Single Shared

▪ ▪ ▪

▪ ▪ ▪

▪ ▪

www.ef.com/university

11


ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM Establish a strong foundation of language and academic skills to prepare for an EF University Preparation Abroad Program. You'll gain the knowledge and qualifications to excel in your chosen academic field.

What is the EF Academic English Program? The Academic English Program is a flexible length program that helps students obtain the level of English required for entry to University Preparation Abroad programs. Regardless of your current language level, EF can help you meet or exceed the language requirements needed to enter the following EF University Preparation Abroad Programs: EF University Foundation Year, EF Accelerated College Degree Program, EF Diploma in Business and Management, EF PreMaster’s & EF Pre-MBA Program and the EF Pre-PhD Program.

EF Efekta™ Learning System, our innovative method EF Academic English Courses and Programs use the EF Efekta™ Learning System, our own complete package of learning materials specifically created for each level and phase of learning. Your class-time abroad, led by inspired teachers, is combined with technologically enhanced lessons in iLab, then reinforced with speaking practice in real-world situations. It’s a fact: you make faster progress when you’re absorbing the language in various ways, around the clock.

Learn more, faster Students who require the Academic English Program can begin any Monday of the year at any University Preparation Abroad location and study for as long as they like. Courses are taught at all levels, from beginner to proficiency, and are designed to accelerate your language fluency quickly and effectively. Students wishing to study six or nine-months on a long-term program can also choose to focus on specific academic or career-related subjects. Depending on program length, you may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or volunteer experience at a local company so you can develop industryspecific language skills, build a personal network and gain real-world experience.

University of Cambridge collaboration Our collaboration with expert linguists has resulted in the development of the EF English Level Test (EFELT), a groundbreaking test that assesses language proficiency levels. Developed by worldclass linguists and assessment experts, the EFELT evaluates your language level according to the internationally recognized standard, the Common European Framework of Reference.

EF recommends Cambridge English

“The classes at EF are small enough for every student to get personal attention from the teachers so we can make maximum progress.” MALIN CHROMIC FROM GERMANY ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM AT EF SINGAPORE

12

University Preparation Abroad


ACADEMIC OUTLINE Intensive Weekly Program

PROGRAM DETAILS Most Popular

32 lessons per week: >1  4 general language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills > 6 teacher-guided lessons in iLab (some on iPads) > 10 special interest classes in a choice of varying subjects such as Business, Music, Vocabulary, Language & Film, Pronunciation and Grammar > 1 double-session lecture to develop listening comprehension and cultural understanding General Weekly Program 26 lessons per week: > 14 general language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills > 6 teacher-guided lessons in iLab (some on iPads) > 4 special interest classes in a choice of varying subjects such as Business, Music, Vocabulary, Language & Film, Pronunciation and Grammar > 1 double-session lecture to develop listening comprehension and cultural understanding

What is this program? The Academic English Program helps students meet the minimum language requirements of a University Preparation program. Program details 26 lessons per week (General Program) (40-minute lessons) 32 lessons per week (Intensive Program) (40-minute lessons) Program duration 2 to 52 weeks, starting every Monday.

Locations All EF University Preparation Abroad locations: London, Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Boston, San Francisco, EF Atlanta, Seattle, Vancouver, Sydney and Singapore English requirement No minimum English level required. Result Students who successfully complete the Academic English Program can then apply to a University Preparation Abroad program, which guarantees university placement.

6, 9 or 11 months, with start dates in January, April, June and September. Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

for the teaching of English in England

PATHWAY TO A UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAM

High school or university graduate Grade 11

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

EF University Preparation Abroad Program 6, 9 or 11‑month options

Guaranteed admission to a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program in an Englishspeaking country

www.ef.com/university

13


Choose the right program for you Our wide range of program options help prepare you for the challenges and rewards of higher education in an English-speaking country.

EF UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ABROAD PROGRAMS EF University Foundation Year EF Diploma in Business and Management EF University Transition Program EF Accelerated College Degree Program EF Pre-Master’s & EF Pre-MBA Program EF Pre-PhD Program

14

University Preparation Abroad

p.15 p.18 p.19 p.20 p.22 p.22


Undergraduate Program >>

UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR Gain the skills you need to progress directly to an undergraduate program in an English-speaking country.

What is an EF University Foundation Year? EF University Foundation Year is a six or nine month program of study that helps international students fulfill language and academic requirements for university entrance to an English-speaking country. This additional year of secondary school studies is required for students seeking higher education in the United Kingdom and highly recommended for students who wish to study in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore or the United Arab Emirates. Intended for high school graduates, this program bridges the gap between a student's previous education, and what is expected of him or her at a university abroad. Successful graduates of the program are guaranteed admission to one of EF's 150 partner institutions. Gain the skills to succeed Our EF University Foundation Year prepares you thoroughly for the challenges of higher education. You’ll learn essential study skills such as essay writing, critical thinking and group work, as well as academic English. It will also provide you with an overview of local customs and educational systems. Depending on your location, you can specialize your studies with academic coursework in Business, Engineering, Science, Information Technology, Law, Art, Media & Communications, Tourism, Sports Science and Architecture.

Abroad program. For more information about EF's Academic English Program, see page 12. Guaranteed admission to university Every EF school has a dedicated University Pathway Manager to advise students on the university application process, including finding suitable degree programs, visiting universities and helping with application materials and deadlines. They will help you gain placement at our 150 partner institutions as well as non-partner universities as well. We've successfully placed our students at the world's top universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne, among many others.

Learn more about EF's University Foundation Year >>

Perfect your English EF University Foundation Year will give you the training in English you need to meet university enrollment requirements. To qualify for most bachelor’s degree programs, students generally need an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL of 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT or above. For students whose English is not yet strong enough, an additionally program of study, the EF Academic English Program, may be necessary to help establish a strong foundation of English fluency to meet enrollment requirements of any University Preparation

“I chose EF because I needed help to improve my TOEFL and SAT scores. Thanks to EF, I was accepted at Suffolk University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Miami.” HSIU-TE LIN FROM TAIWAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR AT EF BOSTON ENROLLED AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

PATHWAY TO AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNIVERSITY

High school graduate

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

EF University Foundation Year 9 or 11 months in England 6 or 9 months in the US 9 months in Australia and Singapore

Guaranteed admission to a Bachelor’s degree program in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore

Fast Track Your English tests at IELTS 5.0 (UK, Singapore and North America), IELTS 5.5 (Australia) or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT). www.ef.com/university

15


Undergraduate Program >>

United Kingdom and Singapore

UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR Every country’s school system and entry requirements are unique, which means that the EF University Foundation Year Program varies from country to country. In all countries, students will receive a portfolio of EF qualifications that are recognized by schools and employers worldwide, including a university accredited certificate, an accurate assessment of the student’s language ability and a personalized report of their achievements. Whichever country you choose to study in, you're guaranteed entry to one of our 150 partner universities worldwide.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW In the United Kingdom and Singapore, all international students who have studied for less than 13 years are required to take an additional year of study known as a University Foundation Year before commencing higher education studies. If you have completed 13 years of school, you are eligible for a 6-month fast track. EF's nine-month University Foundation Year program satisfies these requirements and consists of three main study areas: Academic English, core modules and specialist subjects. Students also prepare for and take the IELTS exam, required for entrance to a university in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Core modules will focus on improving your academic skills, university specific IT skills and study techniques. In addition, students choose three specialist modules based on the degree discipline they will follow, including: Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Business, Art & Design, Economics, Marketing, Biology and Law.

United States and Canada PROGRAM OVERVIEW The EF University Foundation Year in the United States and Canada provides a combination of intensive English, TOEFL and university preparation lessons, academic research, study skills and essay composition. In addition, students can choose specialist modules in their academic area of interest, preparing them for their university degree. Graduates of this program have special benefits at some of our partner institutions, including acceptance of an advanced EF level instead of a TOEFL score, flexible application deadlines and quick admissions decisions. Students may apply in advance for conditional acceptances for visa purposes. Students in the United States will prepare for the SAT university entrance exam. A fast-track program is also available that condenses the program material into six months, allowing students with an advanced English level to advance more quickly.

Australia PROGRAM OVERVIEW The EF University Foundation Year program in Sydney, Australia prepares students well for undergraduate studies in Australia. The course aims to bridge the gap between students’ previous learning styles, experiences and cultures and that expected at an Australian university. Learning is based on intensive tuition in small groups, combined with study techniques including presentation skills, critical thinking and research. Meanwhile, a close personal monitoring of academic progress and regular exam practice ensures a high level of academic integrity and quality. Most Australian universities require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 and students may choose to prepare for and take the IELTS during the program. However, through our university partnerships with universities and colleges, students can bypass this step and gain direct entry to these institutions. This is on condition that successful completion of our program is achieved as well as achieving the minimum grade requirements as set out in the partnership agreements.

16

University Preparation Abroad


PROGRAM DETAILS What is this program? University Foundation Year in the UK prepares high school graduates for entrance to a Bachelor's degree program in the United Kingdom or Singapore. Program details 30 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 9 months, with start dates in Jan, April and September. 11 month option available in September only.

ACADEMIC OUTLINE Locations EF London, EF Cambridge, EF Oxford & EF Singapore.

Term one

Term two

Term three

> Advanced Language Skills > English for Academic Purposes > Academic Literacies > University Application Workshop

> IELTS Preparation > Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods or Advanced Statistics > Choose one of the specialist modules listed below

> Critical Thinking >C  hoose two of the specialist modules listed below

English requirement IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 510 PBT/180 CBT/ 64 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our partner institutions in the United Kingdom or Singapore.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) > 21st Century Business > Accountancy > Advertising > Applied Science > Art & Design > Art History > Bio-science > Business Information Management > Chemistry

> Communication Studies > Economics > Engineering > Entrepreneurship > Human Resources Management > Information Technology > International Business > Language and Linguistics > Law

> Marketing > Mechanics > Media Studies > Physics > Psychology > Pure Mathematics > Social Sciences > Sports Science > Travel and Tourism

Term one

Term two

Term three

> SAT* Preparation (Mathematics and Vocabulary) or Academic Vocabulary > TOEFL Preparation > University Application Workshop > Writing Fundamentals > Grammar and Pronunciation

> Advanced TOEFL Preparation > University Application Workshop > Academic Writing and Grammar > Advanced Reading > Advanced Culture and Communications > College Survival Skills > 1 specialist module

> Research and Writing > Communicative Presentations >A  dvanced College Lecture series > Critical Reading and Analysis > 3 specialist modules

for the teaching of English in England

PROGRAM DETAILS What is this program? University Foundation Year in the US and Canada prepares high school graduates for entrance to a Bachelor's degree program in the in the US or Canada. Program details 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 6 or 9-months, with start dates in January, April and September Locations EF Boston, EF New York,

ACADEMIC OUTLINE EF San Francisco, EF Atlanta & EF Vancouver English requirement 9-months: TOEFL 450 PBT/ 133 CBT/ 45 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. 6 month program: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT or equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our partner institutions in the United States or Canada.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

PROGRAM DETAILS What is this program? University Foundation Year in Australia prepares high school graduates for entrance to a Bachelor's degree program in Australia. Program details 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 9 months, start dates in April & September Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

*SAT is offered in the US only

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) > US history > Mathematics > International Law > Cross Cultural Business Communication > Journalism > Science and Technology > Business Correspondence > Creative Writing > Globalization

> Travel and Tourism > Negotiation Skills > American Music > SAT preparation (US only) > Advanced Business Concepts > Business Basics > Community Service Learning > Criminology > Debates > Drama

> International Political Economy > Psychology > Film Making > Economics > Management > Biology > Advertising > World Politics

Term one

Term two

Term three

> Language Development > Introduction to EAP > Study Skills and Australian Universities (Application Workshop) > Introduction to Academic Writing > 5 specialist modules

> IELTS/CAT Preparation > Study Skills and Australian Universities (Application Workshop) > Introduction to Critical Thinking > Lecture Skills and Note-Taking > 5 specialist modules

> Advanced EAP > Research Skills > Presentation Skills > Advanced Critical Thinking > Advanced Academic Writing Skills > 5 specialist modules

ACADEMIC OUTLINE Location EF Sydney English requirement IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our partner institutions in Australia.

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) > Australian Literature > Australian History > Australian Politics > Vocabulary > Current Affairs > Creative Writing > Drama

> Business > Business Vocabulary > Business Issues > Marketing > General Science > Media Studies > Exam Skills > Grammar

> Issues and Media > Literature > Australian Studies > Finance > IELTS Preparation

www.ef.com/university

17


Undergraduate Program >>

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Earn guaranteed entry into the second year of a UK Business or Management undergraduate degree.

What is the EF Diploma in Business and Management? This intensive 11-month program prepares students for entry to the second year of a UK undergraduate program in a business or management-related field. Most international students who have only completed 12 years of schooling must take an additional year of study, known as a University Foundation Year, in order to be accepted on a UK Bachelor’s degree course. This diploma combines this extra year of secondary education with the first year of a bachelor’s degree. As a result, you are allowed to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree quickly, after one year instead of two.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Guaranteed placement When you earn a Diploma in Business and Management from EF, you’ll reach your academic and career goals quickly and proceed to a Bachelor’s degree program in a business related field. Successful graduation ensures your admission, and also prepares you thoroughly for life at university, making sure you achieve the best results possible. In recent years, students enrolled in this program have been placed at many prestigious universities including Durham University, University of Exeter, University of East Anglia, Royal Holloway (University of London), University of Essex, Oxford Brookes University and University of Westminster, to name just a few.

What is this program? This program prepares high school graduates for entry into the second year of a business related Bachelor degree in the UK.

completed a University Foundation Year, A-Levels, IB or equivalent.

Program details 30 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) in the first 16 weeks followed by 27 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) in the remaining 21 weeks, plus reading and exam weeks.

English requirement IELTS score of 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT. Students need to reach IELTS 6.0 to start stage two in the final 30 weeks.

Program duration 11 months*, starting in August. *A 30-week fast-track option is available for students who have

Locations EF London

Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry into the second year of a business related Bachelor's degree program in the UK.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

for the teaching of English in England

Recognized program The EF Diploma in Business and Management Program is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and EAQUALS. Additionally, the program is certified by Southern New Hampshire University.

“Studying at EF has been one of the best experiences of my life. For me, teachers are one of the most important things at EF because they support students in every aspect: they've helped increase my confidence and given me crucial advice.” HECTOR SANCHEZ FROM MEXICO DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT AT EF LONDON ENROLLED AT DURHAM UNIVERSITY

PATHWAY TO A UK UNIVERSITY DEGREE

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

High school graduate

EF Diploma in Business & Management 11 months

Fast Track Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

18

University Preparation Abroad

Guaranteed admission to the second year of a UK Business and Management degree


Undergraduate Program >>

UNIVERSITY TRANSITION PROGRAM Perfect your English and academic skills while earning college credit from an accredited university.

What is the EF University Transition Program? This program is designed for high school graduates who wish to earn a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited American university. During the program you will improve your academic English skills; acquire crucial academic, study and research skills; as well as complete academic coursework towards your program of study. If you successfully complete your University Transition Program and meet the graduation requirements, you may gain admittance to a Bachelor’s degree program at one of our partner universities. Fast track to a university degree During this program, you not only prepare for university study, but earn up to 21 university credits, which can be transferred to a Bachelor’s degree program of your choice. This program can be completed in two or three terms depending on your English and academic abilities. Once you’ve completed this program, you’ll be on track to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in your chosen field in just over three years. This unique program is divided into two types of classes: > Classes taught at an EF International Language Center, including English language, academic skills and university preparation classes to help you prepare for and complete your forthcoming Bachelor’s degree successfully. > Classes taught at a partner university, which are worth up to 21 academic credits toward a Bachelor’s degree.

PROGRAM DETAILS What is this program? This flexible length program helps high school graduates prepare for university study at an American university.

Locations EF Boston & EF Atlanta English requirement Minimum TOEFL 450 PBT/ 45 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Program details Students can earn university credits that can be transferred to a Bachelor’s degree program at one Result of EF's partner universities. Guaranteed entry into the second year of a Bachelor’s degree at a Program duration partner university 2 or 3 terms (up to 14 weeks each). Start dates in January, April and September.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

Graduation requirements In order to gain admittance to a Bachelor’s degree program, students must meet minimum entry requirements. You must also achieve an Institutional TOEFL score to show readiness to progress to the next level after each term and have an overall attendance of at least 80%. The required exit level to progress to an undergraduate program is 540 on Institutional TOEFL.

“I had a really great time on the University Transition Program. I have experienced the real American college life, been able to join groups and sports clubs and I have really grown as a person. I really think the UTP is the best program that EF has to offer.” GABRIELA GUAITA SABA FROM VENEZUELA UNIVERSITY TRANSITION PROGRAM AT EF BOSTON ENROLLED AT SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

PATHWAY TO AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY DEGREE

High school graduate

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

University Transition Program 2 or 3 terms

Guaranteed admission to a US bachelor’s degree program with up to 21 credits

Fast Track Your English tests at TOEFL 450 PBT/ 45 IBT or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT). www.ef.com/university

19


Undergraduate Program >>

ACCELERATED COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAM Build a strong academic foundation while acquiring a North American diploma and Associate's Degree.

What is the EF Accelerated College Degree Program (ACDP)? EF's Accelerated College Degree Program allows students who have completed Grade 11 to earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree in the United States or Canada. The first phase of study takes place at an EF International Language Center where you'll strengthen and reinforce your English language skills in preparation for two years of academic study where you'll earn your high school diploma and Associate's degree at a partner university. You'll graduate at least one year earlier than your classmates back home – saving you time and money. After completion of your Associate’s degree, you may choose to continue your university education by transferring your university credits towards the completion of a full Bachelor’s degree. Earn a diploma and prepare for a degree This program is divided into two phases. The first will be spent at one of the EF schools in the United States or Canada where you'll develop your English fluency, academic writing skills and prepare for university study. Phase two is spent at one of EF’s partner colleges where you earn a high school diploma at the same time as you study for your Associate’s degree in Washington State or Vancouver. Students can complete both in just two years and therefore save one year of tuition costs as well as living expenses.

Immersed at a North American campus While enrolled in the second phase of the Accelerated College Degree Program, you'll be living and learning alongside American or Canadian students as you gain further English fluency and earn your Associate's Degree. You'll choose between studying on the campuses of Green River Community College in Washington State, Seattle Central Community College in Washington State or Columbia College in Vancouver, Canada. You'll work closely with your University Pathway Manager to determine your academic discipline and how best to apply your academic credentials. Guaranteed placement Complete the EF Accelerated College Degree Program and you'll fast-track to college and graduate from university at least one year earlier than your classmates back home. Our programs guarantee your successful entry to a college degree program though our trusted partnerships with accredited institutions of higher learning where you'll graduate with the academic qualifications you need to succeed.

“Our teachers constantly challenge us to improve our English. We learn in different ways so that we can really perfect our pronunciation and vocabulary.” MARIE WYA FROM NIGERIA EF UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ABROAD

20

University Preparation Abroad


ACADEMIC OUTLINE

PROGRAM DETAILS

Phase one 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) for 6 or 9 months:

What is this program? The Accelerated College Degree Program helps students who have finished Grade 11 earn a high school diploma and Associate’s degree in the United States or Canada. This two-phase program begins with intensive English language study for six or nine months. During the second phase of the program, students earn a high school diploma and Associate's degree at a partner university over the course of 24 months.

> 14 general language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills > 6 teacher-guided lessons in iLab (some on iPads) > 10 special interest classes in a choice of varying subjects such as university preparation, business, music, vocabulary, language & film, pronunciation and grammar > 1 double-session lecture to develop listening comprehension and cultural understanding Phase two > Approximately two years of academic study at one of EF's partner universities where students complete their high school diploma and Associate's degree.

Locations Seattle and Vancouver. Phase two of the EF Accelerated College Degree Program is spent at one of our partner colleges – choose from Green River Community College and Seattle Central Community College in the US, or Columbia College in Canada.

English requirement 9-month program: IELTS 4.0, TOEFL 380 PBT/ 83 CBT/ 26 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF Program details UPiBT test 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) during 6-month program: IELTS 4.5, TOEFL 410 PBT/ the first 6 or 9 months. Phase two is completed 103 CBT/ 34 IBT or the equivalent on the free at a partner university. EF UPiBT test Program duration 6 or 9 months (first phase) followed by two years of university study at one of EF's partner universities. Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

In collaboration with:

PATHWAY TO AN AMERICAN COLLEGE DEGREE EF Accelerated College Degree Program High school student Grade 11

Phase 1 EF Academic English 6 or 9-month Program

Phase 2 High school diploma + Associate's degree Approximately 24 months

Complete your Bachelor’s degree program at a University the US or Canada in 24 months

www.ef.com/university

21


Postgraduate Program >>

PRE-MASTER'S, PRE-MBA & PRE-PHD Secure guaranteed university placement on a top-ranked Master’s, MBA or Pre-PhD program.

What is the EF Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA/Pre-PhD Program? EF’s postgraduate programs prepare non-native English speakers for entrance to a Master’s degree or Master of Business Administration degree at an English-speaking university or a PhD program at a university in the United Kingdom. These six- or nine- month intensive programs provide you with all the linguistic and academic skills necessary for postgraduate study. Progress to your choice of university We can provide successful program graduates with guaranteed acceptance to one of our partner universities offering Master’s, MBA or PhD programs. Not only do we guarantee placement at an EF partner university, but we can also assist you with your application to apply to virtually any Master’s, MBA in your country of study or any PhD degree Program in the UK. Our Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA and PhD alumni have been accepted to the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, just to name a few. Enhance your qualifications To qualify for these programs you must have a recognized bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) and the English language skills required for this level of study. For students wishing to pursue an MBA, you will normally need at least two years work experience, although some of our partner universities accept successful EF Pre-MBA

Program graduates with less than two years of work experience. For students wishing to pursue a PhD, you must have completed a Master's degree and be ready to begin work on your thesis proposal. A customized program EF's postgraduate programs are flexible in length and can be customized, giving you the possibility to study for either six or nine months. We will help build the necessary language and study skills you will need to succeed in a demanding English-speaking academic environment. Following this, you will take specialist module classes in an academic area of your choice to help prepare you for your postgraduate degree. English and exam training One of the goals of EF's postgraduate preparation programs is to help you perfect your specialized academic English. All university postgraduate programs require an official language proficiency score for international student admissions. Therefore, our programs include highly structured exam training for the IELTS or TOEFL exam, as well as a wide range of elective classes in your academic area. You'll receive the best possible preparation for your future studies and gain the confidence and knowledge to succeed in a competitive academic environment. Some of our Australian partner universities even allow entry without TOEFL or IELTS scores after successful completion of the Pre-Master's or Pre-MBA Program.

“EF has helped me by giving valuable advice when preparing university applications as well as consultation on the nuances of the American education system.” ALSU SHAYDULINNA FROM RUSSIA PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAM AT EF BOSTON ENROLLED AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

22

University Preparation Abroad


Specialist academic modules In addition to English language tuition, the Pre-Master’s and Pre-MBA Programs offer GMAT and GRE preparation (mandatory in the United States) and a variety of specialist modules that include popular subjects such as: > Business Management > Marketing > Tourism & Hospitality > Media Studies > Sports Science > Entrepreneurship

> Science > Law > Advertising > Mathematics > Statistics > Linguistics

Expert help with applications Every EF University Preparation Abroad campus has a dedicated EF University Pathway Manager on-site to work with students’ study plans and application forms. They provide individual guidance and professional advice about applying to the university of your choice. They will help with the application process, prepare you for interviews, assist you with essays and make sure your applications are received prior to their deadlines.

Learn more about EF's postgraduate programs >>

Local industry experience Also included in the nine-month EF Pre-Master’s and EF Pre-MBA Programs in the UK and Australia is an optional one-month internship where you will have the opportunity to put your newly acquired knowledge to work in a local business. This hands-on training will be an invaluable addition to your CV and will enhance your career prospects when you begin seeking employment. You'll work in an international environment with native speakers and improve your level of English by using industry-specific vocabulary.

PATHWAY TO A POSTGRADUATE DEGREE

University graduate (with bachelor’s degree or equivalent)

EF Academic English 2-week to 9-month Program

EF Pre-Master’s, EF Pre-MBA or EF Pre-PhD Program 6 or 9 months

Fast Track Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

Guaranteed admission in a Master’s, MBA or PhD* program in the UK, US, Canada or Australia

*Admisson to PhD degrees in UK universities only

www.ef.com/university

23


Postgraduate Program >>

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PRE-MASTER'S & PRE-MBA PROGRAM The Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA program was developed to prepare students for postgraduate qualifications in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. The program of study bridges the gap between students’ previous learning styles, experiences and cultures with a focus on skills development, especially in terms of language, research and study skills, and numerical and computer literacy.

The Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA program consists of three main areas; English Language, core subjects and specialist modules. Specialist modules are academic classes subjects students wish to pursue at university. During the first term, the main focus is on strengthening English language skills while refining key study strategies. Students will also work with their University Pathway Manager to begin preparing University applications. During the program's second term, students will reinforce their language skills through official exam preparation (IELTS or TOEFL). In addition, the curriculum further strengthens university skills, including research methods and academic writing. They'll also explore the academic subjects they have chosen for their specialist modules. During the third term, students will advance their academic learning skills, with a focus on communication and presentation abilities. They'll also choose additional specialist modules. Students may also enroll in a shorter six-month Pre Master's & Pre-MBA program in the United States.

Postgraduate Program >>

PRE-PHD PROGRAM: The EF Pre-PhD Program offers comprehensive preparation for international students pursuing a PhD or Doctoral degree in the UK. Offered at EF Cambridge, the program consists of intensive English classes combined with research methods, study skill training and PhD authoring. You receive the best possible preparation for your PhD with highly structured exam training for IELTS and a wide range of specialist modules. The PhD authoring module also allows you to develop your research field, which will ultimately benefit your thesis.

24

University Preparation Abroad

PROGRAM OVERVIEW Students receive 30 lessons of classroom tuition per week over the course of three terms. In addition, they are expected to carry out significant autonomous self-study in order to complete homework tasks set by their teachers. Participants are also required to attend a minimum of two tutorials per term. These form part of the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all course participants. The focus of the program changes as the course progresses and is designed to allow students to work on their proposals right from the start. In the second and third terms, students will concentrate on the specific skills needed to produce winning doctoral research and will work on getting published in an academic periodical, in order to strengthen their academic portfolio even further. The program is led by experienced, PhD qualified tutors who assist you with finding a PhD supervisor, framing proposals and the university application process.


PROGRAM DETAILS What is this program? The Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Program prepares university graduates for entrance to a Master’s degree or MBA program in the UK, US, Canada or Australia. Program details 30 lessons per week in the UK (40-minute lessons) 32 lessons per week in the US and Australia (40-minutes lessons) Program duration 6 or 9 months, with start dates in January, April, June & September Locations EF London, EF Cambridge, EF New York, EF Boston, EF San Francisco and EF Sydney. English requirements 9-month program: IELTS 5.5 TOEFL 525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. 6-month program: IELTS 6.0 TOEFL 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. For the UK, a SELT (Secure English Language Test) is required in order to obtain a visa. Result Guaranteed entry into the first year of a postgraduate business degree in the UK, US, Canada or Australia.

UK ACADEMIC OUTLINE Term one

Term two

Term three

> Advanced Language > English for Academic Purposes > Academic Cultures > Application Workshop

> IELTS Preparation > Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods > Specialist Module 1

> Dissertation Development > Specialist Module 2 > Specialist Module 3

Specialist modules (availability may vary depending on intake) Accountancy, Advertising, Art History, Applied Mechanics, Economics, English Literature, Entrepreneurship, Business Studies, HR Management, Law, Marketing, Media Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sport Science, Travel & Hospitality, GMAT preparation, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Language and Linguistics, Music Performance and Technology

NORTH AMERICA ACADEMIC OUTLINE Term one

Term two

Term three

> GRE/GMAT Math or Math Foundations > GRE/GMAT Verbal > Multi-disciplinary Topics or Pre-MBA Business Fundamentals > TOEFL Preparation > Application Workshop > Writing Fundamentals > English Grammar

> GRE/GMAT Math > GRE/GMAT Verbal > Advanced TOEFL Preparation > Academic Writing & Grammar > Application Workshop > Advanced Business Concepts or Advanced Reading > Choose one of the specialist modules below

> Advanced College Lecture Series > Research Writing > Critical Reading & Analysis > Communicative Presentations > Choose three of the specialist modules below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) US history, Mathematics, Business, International Law, Communication, Journalism, Science & Engineering, Travel & Tourism, Drama, Psychology, Economics, Management, Advertising, Statistics, Political Economy, Community Service, Marketing, Creative Writing, Current Affairs, Biology, Advertising, Statistics

AUSTRALIA ACADEMIC OUTLINE

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

for the teaching of English in England

PROGRAM DETAILS What is this program? The Pre-PhD Program prepares university graduates for entrance to a PhD program in the UK. Program details 30 lessons per week (40-minute lessons)

Term one

Term two

Term three

> Language Development > English for Academic Purposes > Application Workshop > Academic writing > Choose five of the specialist modules below

> IELTS preparation > Application Workshop > Critical Thinking > Lecture Skills & Note-Taking > Choose five of the specialist modules below

> Advanced English for Academic Purposes > Research Skills > Presentation Skills > Advanced Critical Thinking > Advanced Academic Writing > Choose five of the specialist modules below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) Grammar, Vocabulary, Current Affairs, Media, Literature, Australian Studies, Business Studies, International Business, Marketing; Finance, Travel & Hospitality, IELTS Preparation, Social Sciences, Economics, Creative Writing, Australian Literature

ACADEMIC OUTLINE Term one

Term two

Term three

> PhD proposal development and application > Advanced language skills > English for academic purposes

> IELTS > Advanced Research Methods (Q&Q) > Data collection and Ethics

> Getting published > Elective module > PhD authoring

Program duration 6 or 9 months, with start dates in January, April & September Locations: EF Cambridge Result: Guaranteed entry into a PhD program in the UK. English requirement 9-month program: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/194 CBT/71 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. 6-month program: IELTS 6.0 TOEFL 550 PBT/213 CBT/81 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test.

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) Accountancy, Advertising, Art History, Applied Mechanics, Economics, English Literature, Entrepreneurship, Business Studies, HR Management, Law, Marketing, Media Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sport Science, Travel & Hospitality, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Language and Linguistics, Music Performance and Technology

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

for the teaching of English in England

www.ef.com/university

25


United Kingdom School system of the United Kingdom......................................... p.27 Partner Institutions in the United Kingdom................................... p.28 Degree programs available at our partner institutions................... p.29 EF London................................................................................... p.30 EF Oxford..................................................................................... p.32 EF Cambridge.............................................................................. p.34

EF Cambridge EF Oxford

26

University Preparation Abroad

EF London


United Kingdom >>

SCHOOL SYSTEM OF UNITED KINGDOM Gain the skills you need to progress directly to an undergraduate program in an English-speaking country.

Primary school Compulsory education begins at age five when students progress from Grade 1 to Grade 6, learning subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science. Secondary school From the age of 11, students attend secondary school. Starting in Grade 10, students begin preparation for their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE’s), an academic qualification awarded in specified subjects (up to nine or ten subjects). A-levels at a sixth form college After taking GCSE’s, students can choose to enter the workforce, pursue training at a vocational college, or continue studying for two additional years for university entrance exams, called the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education, commonly referred to as "A-levels". Students study three or four subjects and their "A-level" grades are determining factors in university admittance.

The Bachelor’s degree Undergraduate students in the UK typically pursue a Bachelor’s degree for three years that ends with final examinations. Entrance requirements for international students include English proficiency (with a minimum IELTS level 6.0) and an additional year of secondary school, known as a University Foundation Year. Master’s, MBA or PhD degrees A traditional Master’s degree is in either the Arts (MA), Sciences (MSc) or in Business Administration (MBA), which typically last one year. They require both exams and a thesis to graduate. Some specialized careers require the completion of a doctoral program or PhD, which may include four to five years of advanced study and research, plus a formal dissertation. For most of these programs, international students are required to have a recognized undergraduate degree and an English level of at least IELTS level 6.5. For an MBA, students are usually required to have at least two years of relevant work experience.

UNITED KINGDOM'S TOP UNIVERSITIES Our students continually gain placement to the United Kingdom's top 30 universities*. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

University of Oxford University of Cambridge Imperial College, London University College London University of Edinburgh London School of Economics and Political Science University of Manchester King's College London University of Bristol Durham University University of York University of St Andrews University of Sussex University of Sheffield Royal Holloway, University of London University of Nottingham University of Warwick University of Southampton University of Glasgow University of Leeds Lancaster University Queen Mary, University of London University of Exeter University of Birmingham University of Liverpool University of East Anglia University of Aberdeen University of Reading Newcastle University University of Leicester

*According to Times Higher Education, one of the world's leading higher education news publications

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE UK

Primary school > Six years > First and second grades are called “infants” > Third to sixth Grades are called “juniors”

Secondary school > Five years > Grades are called 'Years' > Year 10 students begin studying for GCSE exams (in nine or ten subjects) > GCSE’s are taken at the end of Year 11

Compulsory education

Sixth form college > Two years > First year is called “lower sixth”; second year is called “upper sixth” > A-levels are studied during both years

University > Three years (occasionally four years) > Years are divided into two semesters or three terms > Bachelor’s degree is awarded upon completion > Students take subjects in their degree area and sit final exams

Postgraduate studies > One year (occasionally two years) > Master’s degree is awarded upon completion > Students must complete course work, write a thesis and sit final exams > Master’s students can continue studying for a doctoral degree or PhD

Elective education www.ef.com/university

27


United Kingdom >>

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Gain the skills you need to progress directly to an undergraduate program in an English-speaking country.

Trusted partners in education We have helped students progress to university in the UK for more than 45 years by developing relationships with many prestigious universities. Our partner institutions place their trust in our high quality programs and give EF University Preparation Abroad students either guaranteed admission or preferred consideration. EF's top partners in the United Kingdom include Durham University, Loughborough University, University of Exeter, the University of York and Hult International Business School.

Apply to any university in the UK With EF University Preparation Abroad you’re not just limited to our partner institutions – we will also help you apply to any UK university of your choice. Our graduates have progressed to more than 100 of the 120 universities in the UK, including each of the top 30 universities, which include the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of St Andrews.

TOP PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

“Students that take the EF University Foundation programme are well prepared for the rigours of study at a top UK university like the University of Durham. As a result we welcome applications from EF students.” Beth Sutcliffe International Officer, Durham University

“Loughborough University has a well-established relationship with EF University Preparation Abroad. The strong academic education students receive at EF, plus the encouragement to engage in social and sporting activities, means you are well prepared to progress to a leading UK university. Loughborough University welcomes applications from EF University Preparation Abroad.” Charlie Carter Deputy Director, International Office Loughborough University

28

University Preparation Abroad

“Applicants from EF University Preparation Abroad Programs are a welcome addition to our multi-cultural student body in many subject areas. We have been impressed by their independent learning skills and enthusiasm for their subject.” Nikki Padget Head of International Student Recruitment, University of Exeter

“The University of York has enjoyed working closely with EF University Preparation Abroad because of the professionalism of their staff and the quality of their programs, as well as the enthusiasm of their students. The programs are well designed and tailor-made for many of our courses. We also encourage their innovation in developing new programs.” Doug Pearce International Recruitment Manager, University of York

“Hult is a top-ranked Business School that offers Bachelors degrees from its campus in central London. Our student diversity is second to none, with students hailing from over 60 countries to engage in an academically rigorous and practical program. Graduates achieve a US-accredited degree from a prestigious institution. We work closely with EF University Preparation Abroad to make the transition into a full undergraduate degree as seamless as possible.” Dr. Ian Dougal Academic Dean, Hult International Business School


United Kingdom >>

                                        

                           

                           

  

                             

    

     

    

 

      

 

  

            

   

  

    

    

  

        

      

 

           

     

   

   

                       

      

  

        

 

              

 

 

 

 

    

  

  

 

    

  

 

     

  

  

   

           

            

   

           

     

      

   

 

 

   

 

    

        

  

  

  

        

 

        

  

     

         

          

 

         

 

      

MBA program

                    

Education

Health/ Medicine

 

Humanities/ Languages

 

Master’s programs

            

      

Art & Design/ Music

       

 

Master’s Hospitality/ Tourism

 

Applied Sciences

 

Law/ Social Science

               

Media Studies

Mathematics

Engineering

Information Technology

Economics

EF partner institutions in the UK University of Aberdeen Academy of Contemporary Music University of Abertay, Dundee Anglia Ruskin University Bath Spa University University of Bedfordshire Birmingham City University University of Birmingham Bournemouth University University of Bradford University of Brighton Brunel University University of Buckingham Cambridge Regional College University of Chichester Coventry University De Montfort University University of Derby University of Dundee Durham University University of East Anglia University of Essex University of Exeter University of Greenwich University of Huddersfield University of Hull Hult International Business School, London Kingston University Lancaster University University of Leeds Leeds Metropolitan University University of Leicester University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University London South Bank University Loughborough University Manchester School of Arts Middlesex University Northumbria University Nottingham University Nottingham Trent University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth University University of Portsmouth Roehampton University University of Salford Sheffield Hallam University Solent University, Southampton Swansea University University of Southampton University of Sunderland Sussex University Teeside University Thames Valley University Trinity University College University of Wales University of Wales Institute, Cardiff University of Westminster University of Worcester University of York York St John University Writtle College

Accountancy/ Finance

DEGREE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT OUR UK PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Business/ Management

Undergraduate degree programs

 

                      

                      ���                       

      

                                          

www.ef.com/university

29


“With EF, you can focus on your specialized area of study. For me, that was economics. I gained the complex vocabulary and language skills I needed to study finance and accounting.” AMIR ABEDZADEH FROM IRAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR AT EF LONDON

30

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/londonyear

LONDON

London has reigned as the capital of the English-speaking world for centuries. With a colorful mix of languages and cultures, the city is a fusion of age-old traditions, world-class entertainment and renowned academic institutions. World-class city, world-class education London perfectly blends timeless traditions with the excitement of a modern world-class city. If you are looking for English tradition, nothing can compare to the regal Changing of the Guard outside the beautiful Buckingham Palace. You will be enchanted by the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus and market stalls of Covent Garden. The shops of Oxford Street and Knightsbridge are truly a trendsetter’s paradise, while the West End offers the best choice of theater in the world. With a large international student population and an extensive number of universities and colleges, London is a perfect city for academic success and personal achievement. Centrally located Our centrally-located London school is just a short walk from Waterloo Station, with excellent connections via London's Tube network. Walk just five minutes from the school to stand in the shadow of the London Eye, the Tate Modern or iconic Big Ben. Housed in a historic Victorian building, our school has been recently renovated with sleek modern interiors and new student facilities, including an expanded café, student lounge and technology-enhanced computer labs. A spacious outdoor courtyard features cafe-style table and chairs, perfect for catching lunch or studying in the sun.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Diploma in Business & Management (p. 18) Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs except Academic English (Two exams for DBM) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals at weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $140 > Roundtrip transfer service $280 > Single room in an EF Homestay > Twin/triple/quad room in EF Residence, self-catered

EF London: 74 Roupell St, London SE1 8SS 10-minute walk from Waterloo Station Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year/Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > Academic English Year & Semester/ Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Jun 16, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Jun 15, Sep 7 > Diploma in Business & Management 2014: Aug 25 2015: Aug 24

University Foundation Year Diploma in Business & Management Year/Semester Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year/Semester Academic English Program Year/Semester (General) Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

University College

22,490 25,490/19,190 20,990/15,790 16,490/12,490 40 5,960 670

British Museum

Picadilly Circus

The Barbican

Covent Garden Trafalgar River Thames Square

Tate Modern

Tower of London

EF London London Eye

Tower Bridge

Big Ben Westminster Abbey

Tate Britain

South Bank University

www.ef.com/university Burgess Park

31


“As part of the University Foundation Year program, I took a course on essay writing. Since then, my writing skills have quadrupled.” GEORGE TAMUNOKURO FROM NIGERIA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR AT EF OXFORD

32

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/oxfordyear

OXFORD

This university city defines the best of higher education, boasting graduates from Nobel Prize winners to esteemed novelists. Its beautiful architecture and old-world elegance has charmed students from around the world for over 800 years. Captivating student city Oxford is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious university cities where students flock for a first-rate education. The many colleges that constitute the university have inspired some of the world's most accomplished philosophers, writers and scientists. Today, one in five people living in Oxford are students, making it one of Britain's premier cities for living and studying. Students in Oxford can explore medieval quads and mysterious baroque chapels, or discover hidden gems in the Ashmolean Museum. In your spare time, take a relaxing punt down the picturesque banks of the river, shop at the quirky markets or dine at the local cafés. Surrounded by academia EF Oxford has recently undergone a complete transformation. Our newly-renovated school includes a large glass-roofed cafeteria, brand new entrance and foyer, as well as modernized classroom facilities. Top-rated student amenities include multiple student lounges, study library and fitness center. Our residential campus is adjacent to Oxford Brookes University, where you can gain access to many of its facilities and lectures. Because of this special relationship, many EF University Preparation Abroad students choose to transfer there for an undergraduate degree.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English) > Twin room in EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals at weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $160 > Roundtrip transfer service $460 > Single room in an EF Homestay > Twin/triple/quad room in EF Residence, self-catered

EF Oxford: Pullens Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 ODT 10-minute bus ride from central Oxford Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > Academic English Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > Academic English Semester 2014: Jan 6, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year EF Academic English Program Year/Semester (General) EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

Oxford City Football Club

21,990 15,990/12,290 40 5,920 670

University of Oxford Medical School

University of Oxford

Ashmolean Museum Oxford Train Station

Museum of Natural History

EF Oxford

Trinity College Oxford Brookes University Bodleian Library The Queen’s College Magdalen College

Town Hall

University Botanic Garden

Southfield Grandpont

Oxford University Athletics Track

s me

ha

T er

Riv

www.ef.com/university

33


“EF's learning system helps you speak English all the time. Best of all, the teachers help support you so you can really focus on your weaknesses and how to improve them.” MADELAINE PARRAGA FROM VENEZUALA PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAM AT EF CAMBRIDGE

34

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/cambridgeyear

CAMBRIDGE

Study amidst medieval colleges, historical libraries, wooden footbridges and cobblestone courtyards. Cambridge is one of the UK's oldest university cities, where EF students are immersed in one of the world's best academic environments. England’s premier university city The city of Cambridge has offered a world-class academic environment since the founding of its namesake university in the early 13th Century. Today, the University of Cambridge still maintains its historic tradition of educating world leaders, scholars and artists. As a student in Cambridge, experience academic traditions dating back centuries by punting along the scenic River Cam and strolling by the university’s ancient libraries, colleges and medieval courts. Take part in student theatrical productions, attend King’s College performances or join fellow students at the local pub for a pint and good conversation. Peaceful setting, experienced staff EF Cambridge is housed in an attractive Victorian schoolhouse just a ten-minute bus ride from the medieval quads of the University of Cambridge. Our school's student facilities include lounges, computer labs, student cafeteria and free Wi-Fi throughout. The school's peaceful grounds feature a garden and patio, providing outdoor space for student barbecues. As a pioneer in EF's University Preparation Abroad programs, EF Cambridge offers highly-experienced teaching staff who specialize in exam and university preparation.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22) Pre-PhD Program (p. 22)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

Included in the program > Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English) > Twin room in EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals at weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $125 > Roundtrip transfer service $350 > Single room in EF Homestay > Single/twin room in EF Residence, self-catered

EF Cambridge: 221 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN. Common 10-minute bicycle ride from central Stonebridge Cambridge Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year/Academic English Year/ Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year/Pre-PhD Year 2014: Jan 6, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Sep 7 > Academic English Semester/Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Semester/Pre-PhD Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year EF Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year/Semester EF Academic English Program Year/Semester (General) EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

Midsummer Common

21,990 20,490/15,390 15,990/12,290 40 5,920 670

Grafton Shopping Centre

King’s College Queen’s Green Queen’s College

University of Cambridge Parker’s Piece

Coldham’s Common Anglia Ruskin University EF Corporate Training

University Botanical Gardens

Cambridge Golf Course

Cambridge Train Station Homerton College

EF Cambridge

www.ef.com/university

35


North America School system of North America.................................................. p.37 Partner Institutions in North America............................................ p.38 Degree programs available at our partner institutions................... p.39 EF New York................................................................................ p.40 EF Boston.................................................................................... p.42 EF San Francisco......................................................................... p.44 EF Atlanta.................................................................................... p.46 EF Seattle..................................................................................... p.48 EF Vancouver............................................................................... p.49

36

University Preparation Abroad

EF Vancouver EF Seattle EF Boston EF New York EF San Francisco

EF Atlanta


North America >>

SCHOOL SYSTEM OF NORTH AMERICA A degree from a North American university will give you a lifetime of rewards. With maximum flexibility, we’ll help you select the best university to help you reach potential. Education in North America Schooling is mandatory for all children aged six to 16. The academic calendar runs from September to June. Elementary, junior high and high school Elementary school typically runs from Grade 1 to Grade 6 (ages 6 to 12) and Grades 7 to 8 (ages 13-14) are spent at a junior high or middle school. Grades 9-12 (ages 15 to 18) are attended at a high school where students gain a deeper understanding of core subjects and choose elective classes in specific subjects. All students aiming for university must take either the SAT or ACT entrance examination. Community colleges Community colleges provide programs for high school graduates and are often used as a springboard to a four-year university degree. They have fewer admission requirements than four-year institutions and usually cost less. Students can take a two-year Associate’s degree and credits are transferable to a fouryear bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degrees at university Undergraduate Bachelor's degrees in the United States and Canada are typically designed to be completed in four years of full-time study. International students must have an English level of at least TOEFL 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT to be considered for entrance to university. Graduate degrees A Master’s degree program lasts 18-months to two years; accelerated MBA programs last one year; and doctorates need additional study. Master degrees in Business often require a bachelor’s degree plus two years of managerial-level work experience. International students are required to have a TOEFL 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT or higher English level.

NORTH AMERICA'S TOP UNIVERSITIES Our students continually gain placement to North America's top 30 universities*. 1. California Institute of Technology (USA) 2. Stanford University (USA) 3. Harvard University (USA) 4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) 5. Princeton University (USA) 6. University of California Berkeley (USA) 7. University of Chicago (USA) 8. Yale University (USA) 9. University of California Los Angeles (USA) 9. Columbia University (USA) 10. University of Pennsylvania (USA) 11. Johns Hopkins University (USA) 12. Cornell University (USA) 13. Northwestern University (USA) 14. University of Michigan (USA) 15. University of Toronto (CAN) 16. Carnegie Mellon University (USA) 16. Duke University (USA) 17. University of Washington (USA) 18. University of Texas at Austin (USA) 19. University of British Columbia (CAN) 20. Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) 21. University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) 22. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) 23. McGill University (CAN) 24. University of California Santa Barbara (USA) 25. University of California San Diego (USA) 26. New York University (USA) 27. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) 28. Washington University in St Louis (USA) 29. University of California, Davis (USA) 30. University of Minnesota (USA) *According to Times Higher Education, one of the world's leading higher education news publication..

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN NORTH AMERICA

Elementary school > Six years > Elementary school begins at age 6 and typically finish elementary school at fifth or sixth grade > Years are called “Grades” > Prior to First Grade, children as young as five can enter “kindergarten”, which aims to prepare students for First Grade.

Junior high school > Two or three years, depending on the school system > Also known as “middle school”

Compulsory education

High school > Four years > American students study and take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or the ACT (American College Test) required for most university admissions > At completion, students earn a nationally recognized high school diploma

Community college > Two years > Years are divided into semesters, trimesters or quarters > An Associate’s degree is awarded upon completion > Credits earned can be transferred to a four-year program, leaving only two years remaining for a bachelor’s degree

University/College > Four years > Years are divided into semesters, trimesters and quarters > A bachelor’s degree is awarded upon completion > Students take general education subjects and specialist courses towards their major > Master’s students can continue studying for a doctoral or PhD

Elective education www.ef.com/university

37


North America >>

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS IN NORTH AMERICA We've helped place students in some of the world's most respected institutions of higher learning, including some of the top universities in North America. Guaranteed acceptance We have been helping students progress to university in North America for nearly 20 years and have long-standing relationships with a number of prestigious universities. Today we have over 60 partner institutions in North America. They have placed their trust in our programs and give EF applicants either guaranteed admission, or preferred consideration. Many provide students with benefits including fast-track application processing and conditional acceptance letters for visa purposes. Some also accept EF English levels in lieu of an official TOEFL result.

Maximum choice and flexibility By pursuing higher education in the United States through University Preparation Abroad, you can take advantage of a wide selection of colleges and universities in North America. If you have not yet finished high school in your home country but want to study in North America, we recommend the EF Accelerated College Degree Program, saving you up to a year of tuition fees and living expenses. Our EF University Foundation Year can qualify you for most undergraduate degrees in North America and will guarantee your admission to one of our partner universities. If you plan to pursue a Master’s degree or an MBA, enroll in our EF Pre-Master’s or EF Pre-MBA Program and apply to any graduate school in the USA or Canada.

TOP PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

“If you’re interested in getting excellent English preparation we hope you will consider the EF University Preparation Abroad Programs. We’ve welcomed many students to the University of Hartford from these programs and all have done extremely well within their university studies. The transition from English studies to university studies is easy and you’ll be assisted at each step of the process. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Hartford.” Samuel N. Skinner Director of International Admissions, University of Hartford

38

University Preparation Abroad

“Hult is one of the world’s leading business schools, with a global campus footprint spanning Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. Students can study in multiple locations during the program, giving them a unique perspective on the global economy. EF Pre-Master’s and EF Pre-MBA graduates do very well at Hult, thanks to the excellent preparation they receive.”

“Johnson and Wales University is pleased about the close partnership with EF University Preparation Abroad and is looking forward to welcoming students, after successful completion of their EF University Preparation Abroad Program. Scholarships are available at JWU for qualified EF undergraduates planning to attend one of our four campuses in Providence, North Miami, Denver, or Charlotte, NC.”

Dr. Stephen Hodges President, Hult International Business School

Wesley Roy Director of International Relations, Johnson & Wales University

“San Francisco State University (SF State) offers over 100 major programs. SF State works very closely with EF. The University Preparation Program allows students to increase their English language proficiency and to prepare them for university admissions. SF State looks forward to having these excellent students from EF in the future.” Patrice Mulholland Assistant Director of International Student Services and Recruitment, San Francisco State University


Master’s programs

MBA program

Art & Design/ Music

Education

Health/ Medicine

Humanities/ Languages

Master’s

Hospitality/ Tourism

Applied Sciences

Law/ Social Science

Media Studies

Mathematics

Engineering

Information Technology

Economics

Accountancy/ Finance

DEGREE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT OUR PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Business/ Management

Undergraduate degree programs

 

EF partner institutions in North America Art Institute of Vancouver (CAN) Art Institute of Vancouver – Burnaby (CAN) Berkeley College (USA) British Columbia Institute of Technology Bunker Hill Community College (USA) California State University East Bay Capilano University (CAN) Centennial College (CAN) Colorado Mountain College (USA) College of the Desert (CAN) Columbia College (CAN) De Anza College (USA) Diablo Valley College (USA) Douglas College (CAN) Edmonds Community College (USA) El Camino College (USA) Everett Community College (USA) Farleigh Dickinson University (CAN) Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising (USA) Fisher College (USA) Foothill College (USA) Full Sail University (USA) Green River Community College (USA) Hult International Business School (USA) Iona College (CAN) Iowa State University (USA) Johnson and Wales University (USA) Kwantlen Polytechnic University (CAN) Laurentian University (CAN) Lewis University (USA) Loyalist College (CAN) Lyndon State University (USA) Lynn University (USA) Manhattan College (USA) Manhattan Institute of Management (USA) Mercy College (USA) Miami-Dade Community College (USA) Middle Tennessee State University (USA) Midwestern State University (USA) Mira Costa College Montana State University (USA) Mount Ida College (USA) Newbury College (USA) New York Film Academy (USA) Niagara College (CAN) Northern Arizona University (USA) Oglethorpe University (USA) Orange Coast College (USA) Pace University (USA) Palomar College (USA) Peralta Colleges - Berkeley City College Peralta Colleges - College of Alameda Peralta Colleges - Laney College Peralta Colleges - Merritt College Pine Manor College (USA) Randolph College (USA) Royal Roads University (CAN) Rider University (USA) San Francisco State University (USA) Santa Barbara Business College (USA) Santa Barbara City College (USA) Santa Monica College (USA) Seattle Central Community College (USA) Seneca College (CAN) Snow College (USA) South Puget Sound Community College (CAN) Southern New Hampshire University (USA) St John’s University (USA) Suffolk University (USA) The Evergreen State College (USA) The University of Findlay (USA) Thompson Rivers University (CAN) Troy University (USA) University of Canda West (USA) University of Hartford (USA) University of Indianapolis (USA) University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (USA) Vancouver Island University (USA) Wartburg College (USA) Washington College (USA) Wilson College (USA)

              

             

 

 

  

     

                                                

 

         

  

 

  

   

    

 

 

 

 

             

 

    

  

   

 

 

 

                

      

     

            

   

 

     

  

 

 

    

        

 

 

   

 

               

    

 

   

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

         

                

                  

     

           

        

             

 

 

       

         

 

 

      

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

     

   

 

  

  

      

          

   

      

   

    

 

       

 

     

 

      

               

       

   

   

 

 

       

    

           

  

  

                   

 

 

 

 

                 

 

    

   

           

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

    

  

            

            

      

      

   

  

 

 

 

www.ef.com/university

         

39


“With EF, I learned completely differently than in my home country and I feel fully prepared for my future profession.” CATERINA OSPINA FROM SPAIN EF UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR

40

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/newyorkyear

NEW YORK

America's largest metropolis is the world's trendsetter for all things entertainment, fashion and business related. Be a part of the intensity and the innovation that is New York by studying on our 25-acre campus, set just 45 minutes outside Manhattan. The best of both worlds EF New York allows you to have the best of both worlds – a location that gives you access to the bright lights and entertainment of New York City, as well as the academic environment of a peaceful 25-acre wooded campus. With Manhattan just 45-minutes away, students often take the train into the city to enjoy incredible sightseeing opportunities. Enjoy the iconic status of the Statue of Liberty on her perch on the Hudson River or admire the towering heights of the Empire State Building as it soars 443 meters into the sky. In Midtown, stretch your legs along Fifth Avenue's 'Museum Mile', which contains some of the world's most valuable and inspiring art in the world. Sporty types will enjoy catching a baseball game at Yankee Stadium or a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. In New York, the possiblities are truly endless. Traditional leafy campus Our leafy New York campus is just a train ride away from central Manhattan. Its 25 acres of wooded land, beautiful brick buildings, tree-lined paths and views of the Hudson River make this traditional American school a prime location for learning English. Campus amenities include a university library, student lounges, cafeteria and movie auditorium. Active students can also choose to take advantage of the campus fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Nearby, the village of Tarrytown offers a quaint downtown area with student bars, restaurants and boutique shops.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Programs (p. 22)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and EF ACDP) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $130 > Roundtrip transfer service $260 > Single room in an EF Homestay > Twin/triple/quad room on the EF New York campus, half board

EF New York: 100 Marymount Ave., Tarrytown, NY 10591. 45-minute train ride from Manhattan Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

>U  niversity Foundation Year & Semester/Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year & Semester/Academic English Year & Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year/Semester EF Pre-Master’s/EF Pre-MBA Year/Semester EF Academic English General Program Year/Semester EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

Guggenheim

20,790/15,590 21,490/16,190 16,990/12,990 40 6,680 750

EF New York

Central Park

Rye River

Tarrytown

5th Avenue Empire State Building

Hudson River

Broadway

Yonkers

Wall Street Brooklyn Bridge

Bronx Columbia University LaGuardia Airport

Manhattan Jersey City

Queens East River

Long Island

www.ef.com/university

41


“I'm happy with the results I gained in the friendly and professional atmosphere at EF. I especially appreciate my tutors for their advice and assistance with my application to MIT. With their support, I was able to find a full scholarship.” SERGEY NIKOLENKO FROM RUSSIA EF PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAM

42

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/bostonyear

BOSTON

Boston is America's oldest major city and the birthplace of American independence. This harbor city attracts students from around the world to its more than 50 universities, making it the nation's premier academic capital. America’s premier student city Metropolitan Boston has more students than any other American city and is home to some of the country's most prestigous universites, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Boston, you can live the life of a typical American student, joining people from across the country and around the world. The academic energy can be felt everywhere, from the bookshops and bars of Harvard Square to the trendy shops of Newbury Street. On weekends, stroll along the historic Freedom Trail, catch a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park or dine at Faneuil Hall. Historic campus on 17 acres EF Boston's stately brick building and sprawling 17-acre grounds provide a a truly authentic academic environment for students preparing for university abroad. Located in the student neighborhood of Brighton, the school is in close proximity to Boston College, Boston University and Suffolk University. The interior of our historic residential school has been refurbished with the latest learning technology, with Wi-Fi access throughout, student lounges and a bright cafeteria. We offer a wide range of preparation programs, including the EF University Foundation Year, EF Pre-Master’s and EF Pre-MBA Programs. Locations_Text Helvetiva Neue LT Com 75 Bold 5pt (Leading: 5pt) Colour Code: 7C7C7C Opacity 100%

Program starting dates > University Foundation Year & Semester/Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year & Semester/Academic English Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > University Transition Program 2014: Jan 6, May 12, Sep 2 2015: Jan 12, May 18, Sep 1 > Academic English Semester 2014: Jan 6, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Sep 7

Area_Text Helvetica Neue LT Com 45 Light 5pt (Leading 5pt) Colour Code: 7C7C7C Opacity 100% EF University Foundation Year/Semester 20,290/15,290

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) University Transition Program (p. 19) Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials >O  ne external English exam (TOEFL) excluding EF Academic English and ACDP Programs > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $90 > Roundtrip transfer service $180 > Single room in an EF Homestay >T  win/triple/quad room on the EF Boston campus, half board

Tuft University

Arlington

EF Boston: 204 Lake St., Brighton, MA, 02135 15-minute bus ride from downtown Boston

Program fees (US$)

EF University Transition Program Term 2/3 27,690/37,190 EF Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year/Semester 20,290/15,290 EF Academic English Program Year/Semester (General) 16,490/12,490 EF Academic English Intensive Program supplement (per wk) 40 EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) 6,160 EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk) 690

Somerville Oakley Country Club

Harvard University

Strawberry Hill

Cambridge Watertown Square Harvard Business School

EF Boston

Newton Golf Course

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

er Riv rles Cha Back Bay

Baseball Field

Quincy Market

Emmanuel College Boston College

Museum of Fine Arts Northeastern University

Chestnut Hill Mall

www.ef.com/university

43

Beacon


“My courses helped me prepare for university study. The staff at EF offered great advice on academic essays and how to build a portfolio so that I could apply to my ideal university.” VANIA LAM FROM CHINA EF UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR

44

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/sanfranciscoyear

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco’s signature hilly streets, sweeping pacific views and eclectic neighborhoods have made it a top American destination for international students. Our school in the famed Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood puts you in the heart of it all. Immerse yourself in sunshine Welcome to San Francisco, where you can enjoy the bustle of a cosmopolitan city just minutes from the Pacific Ocean's most beautiful scenery, including the towering redwood forest of Muir Woods National Monument or the panoramic views of Golden Gate National Park. On weekends, explore the historic Alcatraz Island penitentiary or take a road trip along the famous Highway 1 as it winds along California's coastline. There are plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained in your spare time including film and music festivals, sports, museums and gallery exhibitions.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (TOEFL) excluding E > One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and ACDP) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test)

Study with the best facilities San Francisco was recently named ‘the top large city for College students’ by the American Institute for Economic Research, and EF University Preparation Abroad is ideally located in the city’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf area. With a wide range of preparation SAN FRANCISCO Additional features available 65x65mm programs, our school is a prime location for whatever you wish to pursue. The school has > Arrival transfer service $65 a student lounge with a TV, a pool table, Wi-Fi and more, while the classrooms offer views > Roundtrip transfer service $110 of the famous San Francisco cable cars and the stunning Golden Gate Bridge. Partner > Single room in EF Homestay > Single/twin/triple room in EF Residence with breakfast universities nearby include San Francisco State University and CSU East Bay.

EF San Francisco: 2748 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94109. Alcatraz Fisherman’s Wharf location at cable-car stop Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year/Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > University Foundation Semester / Pre-Master’s & PreMBA Semester/Academic English Year & Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Jun 16, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Jun 15, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year/Semester EF Pre-Master’s/Pre-MBA Year/Semester EF Academic English Program Year/Semester (General) EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

San Francisco Bay

Golden Gate Bridge

20,290/15,290 20,290/15,290 16,490/12,490 40 5,960 670

Pier 39

Fisherman’s Wharf

EF San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts

Lombard Street

Chinatown

The Presidio The Fillmore

Financial District Union Square

University of San Francisco

Golden Gate Park

Haight-Ashbury

Market Street

Castro Street

www.ef.com/university

45


“I came here to learn English and my experience has been very rewarding. Before my language skills were very basic and now I do very well well and my confidence has really improved.” TAKUMI NISHIDA FROM JAPAN EF UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ABROAD

46

University Preparation Abroad


www.ef.com/atlantayear

ATLANTA

Atlanta sparkles as a jewel of the American south and one of the nation's most spirited cities. EF's newest school on the campus of Oglethorpe University offers a top-rate environment for university preparation. Southern charm Discover southern hospitality at its finest in Atlanta, a world-class city in America's south whose explosive growth has made it a powerful business and entertainment hub. Tour the global headquarters of CNN and Coca-Cola for a behind-the-scenes look at their operations or admire marine wildlife at the Georgia Aquarium. Take a break from the hustle of city life on a stroll through Piedmont Park, which hosts open-air movie screenings, music concerts and festivals all summer long. Leafy campus EF's charming school is set on the leafy campus of Oglethorpe University, near the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood. The school's Gothic architecture and stately buildings invite you to share in the life of the university, offering many modern amenities, including a ATLANTA student lounge, library, modern computer labs and sports facilities. After class, catch up 65x65mm with your friends at one of the many cafĂŠs and restaurants nearby.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

ď Š

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) University Transition Program (p. 19)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (TOEFL) excluding E > One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and ACDP) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $70 > Roundtrip transfer service $140 > Single room in EF Homestay > Single/Twin room in EF Residence, with full board M-F

Sandy Springs

EF Atlanta: 4484 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Chattahoochee River Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > University Foundation Semester / Academic English Year & Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Jun 16, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Jun 15, Sep 7 > University Transition Program Year 2014: Jan 6, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Sep 7 > University Transition Program Semester 2014: Jan 6, Mar 24 2015: Jan 5, Mar 23

EF University Foundation Year/Semester EF University Transition Program Term 2/3 EF Academic English Program Year/Semester (General) EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

19,790/14,890 27,190/36,690 15,990/12,290 40 5,800 650

Oglethorpe University Chastain Park

EF Atlanta

Brookhaven

DekalbPeachtree Airport

Kingswood

Atlanta History Center Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Atlanta Ballet

Mercer University in Atlanta

Buckhead

The Miami Circle

Emory University

Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Botanical Garden Georgia Tech Centennial Park Area Atlanta University

Virginia-Highland

Decatur Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site CNN Center

www.ef.com/university

47


www.ef.com/seattleyear

SEATTLE

Our school on the campus of Evergreen State College blends the spectacular natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with Seattle's cool urban style. Study here and discover the dynamic energy of one of America's favorite cities. Natural paradise Our school at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington gives you the best of two Pacific Northwest cities. On campus in Olympia, experience a cutting-edge music scene, coffee houses and farmer’s markets. Hike through the Olympia National Park or try salmon fishing in the local rivers. In Seattle, about an hour from campus, discover the hundred-year-old Pike Place Market for fresh produce and street performances or climb the 605-foot tall Space Needle for an aerial view of the harbor. An excellent teaching faculty and individual attention account for the high student satisfaction rates reported from EF University Preparation Abroad students year on year. Outstanding facilities Experience American college life at Evergreen State College in Olympia, where EF is celebrating over 25 years of instruction on campus. The campus features large green quads and stately academic buildings. An excellent teaching faculty and individualized attention account for the high number of students who return year after year. Sports facilities are also available where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or take advantage of the climbing center, tennis courts, weight room and football fields.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

EF Academic English Program (p. 12) EF Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $110 > Roundtrip transfer service $190 > Single room in EF Homestay > Single/twin room on the EF Campus, full board Monday to Friday

Puget Sound University of Olympic Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington EF Seattle: WA, 98505. National Scenic Beach Space Forest Located one-hour from Seattle by car State Park Needle Bellevue

Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> Accelerated College Degree Program Year & Semester / Academic English Year & Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Jun 16, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Jun 15, Sep 7

EF Accelerated College Degree Program Year/Semester EF Academic English General Program Year/Semester EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

Seattle

Bremerton

17,990/13,490 15,990/12,290 40 5,800 650

Lake Cushman

Kitsap Peninsula

Mercer Island Seattle Tacoma Int’l Airport

Vashon Island

Auburn

Point Defiance Park

Mason Harstine Island

Tacoma

Lake Tapps

Pacific Coast Highway

EF Seattle Fort Lewis Evergreen State College

48

University Preparation Abroad

Olympia

Graham


www.ef.com/vancouveryear

VANCOUVER

Our modern and stylish school sits in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant student district. This city's sparkling waterfront and innovative culture creates a truly inspiring place to study and seek higher education. Study Canadian style Vancouver – the city of style on the scenic West Coast of Canada, and a place where you can snowboard, hike and golf, all on the same day. Familiarize yourself with the posh boutiques and cafés of Gastown, shop on prestigious Robson Street and admire the city’s avant-garde art galleries. You will have plenty of time to enjoy winter sports in the nearby mountains or for something truly unique, venture to the beach for salmon fishing and kayaking. Superb facilities and location EF Vancouver has been remodeled to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment. Enjoy our relaxing student lounge, two spacious computer rooms and plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby. You will soon discover the many universities based nearby, making it easy to continue studying in the area after your program has ended. After class, take advantage of the school’s top location at the doorstep of many museums and easily connected to public transport.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and ACDP) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $80 > Roundtrip transfer service $160 > Single room in EF Homestay > Single/twin room in EF Residence (breakfast only or self catered)

EF Vancouver: 929 Granville St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L3 Near to the marina and a short walk the center Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year & Semester / Academic English Year & Semester / Accelerated College Degree Program Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > Accelerated College Degree Program Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Jun 16, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Jun 15, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year/Semester EF Accelerated College Degree Program Year/Semester EF Academic English General Program Year/Semester EF Academic English Intensive supplement (per wk) EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

19,790/14,890 17,990/13,490 15,990/12,290 40 5,680 640

Vancouver Aquarium

Stanley Park

Vancouver Harbour Second Beach Vancouver Water Airport

English Bay Sunset Beach

Nelson Park

Vancouver Art Gallery

EF Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver Kits Beach

BC Place Stadium Vancouver Aquatic Center University of Art & Design Charleston Park

Science World

Vancouver Pacific Central

www.ef.com/university

49


Australia & Singapore School system of Australia.........................................................p.51 Partner Institutions in Australia...................................................p.52 EF Sydney.................................................................................p.53 School system of Singapore......................................................p.54 EF Singapore.............................................................................p.55

50

University Preparation Abroad

EF Singapore

EF Sydney


Australia >>

SCHOOL SYSTEM OF AUSTRALIA Build valuable skills and credentials by studying in Australia, an increasingly popular study destination that welcomes students from around the globe. Primary and secondary school Education in Australia is compulsory for eleven years, but university-bound students study for thirteen. Australian students study from Kindergarten to Grade 10, with the option of an additional two years to gain entrance to university. The curriculum is nationalized across Australia with students learning core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education. At the end of Grade 10, students sit their School Certificate examinations. They can then choose to leave school and enter the workforce, attend a vocational school or continue studying for two more years to complete their Year 12 Certificate, required for university studies. Bachelor’s degrees Upon completion of their Grade 12 Certificate, students usually undertake a Bachelor degree program for anywhere between three and six years. International students must demonstrate fluency in English and have completed the equivalent of the Year 12 Certificate from their own country to enter university. Alternatively, students can take an EF University Foundation Year and progress directly to a degree program at one of our partner universities. The entrance requirement for international students to commence an undergraduate degree is normally an English level of at least IELTS 6.0.

Postgraduate degrees Postgraduate programs in Australia for Master’s degrees are offered in many disclipines as well as Doctorate degrees (PhD). Master’s programs generally last for one or two years. Doctorate programs usually require four to five years of additional advanced study. Candidates for an MBA degree will need at least two years of managerial level work experience in addition to a bachelor’s degree. The entrance requirement for international students is normally an English level of at least IELTS 6.5 as well as a completed bachelor's degree. Alternatively, international students can attend EF’s Pre-Master’s or Pre-MBA Program and progress directly to one of our partner universities.

AUSTRALIA'S TOP UNIVERSITIES Our students continually gain placement to Australia's top 20 universities*. 1. University of Melbourne 2. Australian National University 3. University of Sydney 4. University of Queensland Australia 5. University of New South Wales 6. Monash University 7. University of Adelaide 8. University of Western Australia 9. Macquarie University 10. Queensland University of Technology 11. University of Newcastle 12. Murdoch University 13. University of South Australia 14. University of Wollongong 15. Charles Darwin University 16. Deakin University 17. Flinders University 18. University of Technology, Sydney 19. University of Tasmania *According to Times Higher Education, the UK's leading higher education news publication.

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA

Primary school >K  indergarten followed by six years >Y  ears are called “Grades” > Curriculum is nationalized across Australia >S  tudents learn English, mathematics, science and languages

Secondary school > Four years > Grade 7 to Grade 10 > Students choose an academic or vocational path > All students prepare and sit for their School Certificate exams

Compulsory education

Year 12 certificate > Two years > Students follow academic subjects to prepare for university entrance > In the second year, students take Year 12 Certificate

University > Three to six years > Years are divided into two main terms > Students take program subjects in their degree area and sit final exams > Bachelor’s degree is awarded upon completion

Postgraduate studies >O  ne to two years > tudents  must complete coursework, write a Master’s thesis and/or sit final exams >M  aster’s degree or MBA is awarded upon completion >M  aster’s students can continue studying for a doctoral or PhD degree

Elective education www.ef.com/university

51


Australia >>

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS IN AUSTRALIA Successful completion of an EF University Preparation Abroad Program guarantees you acceptance at one of our partner institutions around the world. Partner institutions We have been helping students progress to university for more than 40 years and have developed long-standing relationships with a number of prestigious institutions in Australia. These partners have placed their trust in our preparation programs and give EF University Preparation Abroad students either guaranteed admission or preferred consideration. To streamline the application process, some of our partner universities accept successful EF University Preparation Abroad graduates without IELTS/TOEFL scores.

Apply to any university in Australia EF University Preparation Abroad programs prepare you for entrance to virtually any bachelor’s or postgraduate degree program in Australia. Your EF University Pathway Manager will help you determine your best university options and will assist you with applications to any institution in Australia.

TOP PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Bond University “Bond University’s personalized approach to education, combined with its focus on industry relevance, sets it apart from other Australian universities. We schedule three semesters per year which means students can complete a bachelor’s degree in two years and a Master’s degree in one year. We welcome EF University Preparation Abroad students to our programs, with direct pathways into the University from EF University Foundation Year and EF Pre-Master’s and EF Pre-MBA Programs.”

University of Wollongong “UOW is a leading Australian university, placed in the top 2% of universities in the world by its performance in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, The Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings for 2010. EF students are welcome to join our vibrant international community, via our direct-entry agreement for EF University Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and Pre-MBA students.” Peter Day Manager, International Marketing & Admissions, University of Wollongong, CRICOS provider number : 00102E

Brett Walker General Manager Strategic Partnerships, Bond University, CRICOS provider number: 00017B

52

University Preparation Abroad

MBA program

 

      

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Art & Design/ Music

Education

Health/ Medicine

Humanities/ Languages

Hospitality/ Tourism

Applied Sciences

Law/ Social Science

Media Studies

Mathematics

Engineering

Information Technology

Economics

Master’s Master’s programs

EF partner institutions in Australia Australian School of Tourism & Hotel Mgmt Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts Blue Mountains Hotel School Bond University Canning College Curtin International College James Cook University Kingston International College La Trobe University/ACN Macquarie University Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Queensland Inst. of Business & Technology Southern Australia Inst. of Business & Tech. Perth Institute of Business & Technology Sydney Institute of Business & Technology University of Ballarat at AMI Melbourne University of Western Sydney William Blue Int’l Hotel Management School Williams Business College Wollongong University College

Accountancy/ Finance

DEGREE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT OUR PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Business/ Management

Undergraduate degree programs

 

        

 

 

  


www.ef.com/sydneyyear

SYDNEY

Australia's most sophisticated city blends spectacular natural beauty with the fun-loving and adventurous spirit of its locals. EF's school just five minutes from the Sydney Opera House provides an ideal learning environment for international students. Discover life ‘down under’ Sydney is Australia's largest metropolis and has been the center of Australian life and culture since its founding as a British colony over 200 years ago. Today, it has evolved into a dynamic South Pacific powerhouse, being both a resilient economic hub, as well as one of the world's most beautiful harbor cities. The fun-loving and open spirit of the locals is known the world over, making it a perfect location for international students seeking authentic interaction with native-speakers. Explore its many beautiful beaches, including Manly and Bondi, where fantastic surf make conditions ideal for all types of watersports including surfing, paragliding and sailing. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city’s harbor and skyline, flanked by the white sails of the Opera House. On weekends, get adventurous with a visit to the Australian Wildlife Park or snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. Studying in Sydney EF Sydney is situated downtown, just steps from the Sydney Opera House and the dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants of the historic Rocks District. Housed in a heritage building, EF's classrooms are equipped with latest iPads and high-tech, flat-screen computers. With EF University Preparation Abroad, you have many options to progress to a nearby university with preferred consideration from one of our partner institutions such as the University of Western Sydney, La Trobe University or Wollongong University. If you're interested in exploring more of Australia, we are eager to help you apply to one of our many partners outside Sydney. Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> Unversity Foundation Year/ Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Year 2014: Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Apr 13, Sep 7 > Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Semester 2014: Jan 6, Jun 16 2015: Jan 5, Jun 15 > Academic English Year & Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year EF Pre-Master’s/EF Pre-MBA Year/Semester EF Academic English General Program Year/Semester EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Pre-Master’s & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $115 > Roundtrip transfer service $230 > Single room in EF Homestay > Single or twin room in EF Residence, with a range of meal plans available

EF Sydney: 5-7 Young St. Harbour Sydney,Bridge NSW 2000 At Circular Quay, near the Harbor

21,490 20,990/15,790 18,990/14,490 5,960 670

Sydney Opera House

Observatory Park Museum of Contemporary Art

EF Sydney Lang Park

Circular Quay Ferry to Manly Beach

Government House

Circular Quay Train Station Museum of Sydney

Botanical gardens

www.ef.com/university

53


Singapore >>

SCHOOL SYSTEM OF SINGAPORE Experience the excitement of Singapore, the educational hub for international students preparing for university in an English-speaking country. Schooling in Singapore Education in Singapore is mandatory for ten years, although university-bound students study for thirteen. Classes are taught in English and the academic year runs from July to April.

The minimum English requirement for entry to a bachelor’s degree is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Postgraduate degrees A Master’s degree in Singapore can be obtained after completing one to three years of postgraduate study. The education requirement for students wishing to complete a Master’s degree is a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and the standard English language requirement is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Doctorate degrees are awarded after an additional two years of study.

Primary and secondary school Primary and secondary education lasts for ten years and is compulsory. At the end of Grade 10 students sit the GCE O-level or GCE N-level examinations. Students who complete secondary education may proceed to pre-university education at the Junior Colleges, pursue certificate or diploma studies at one of the Polytechnics, or leave school and enter the workforce. In the Singaporean education system, pre-university education lasts for three years. These three years will prepare students for the GCE A-level examinations.

EF PARTNERS IN SINGAPORE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Bachelor’s degrees Upon completion of GCE A-levels, students may undertake a bachelor’s degree at one of Singapore’s public or private universities, which is obtained after three to five years of study. Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Building, Real Estate, Music and Architecture require four years, while Medicine requires five.

Curtin University Singapore James Cook University Kings International Business School Marketing Institute of Singapore Melior International College University of Nevada Las Vegas, Singapore PSB Academy

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SINGAPORE

Primary school > Six years > A four-year foundation stage and a two-year orientation stage > After Grade Six, students must take an exit examination (the Primary School Leaving Examination) to progress to secondary school

Secondary school > Four years > Special, Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical paths > Students prepare for and sit the SingaporeCambridge GCE O-level examinations or GCE N-level examinations

Postgraduate studies > One to three years > Students must complete coursework, write a Master’s thesis and sit final exams > Master’s or MBA degree is awarded upon completion > Master’s students can continue studying for an additional two years to complete a Doctoral degree

University >T  hree to five years depending on subject >A  dmission in on the basis of SingaporeCambridge GCE A-level results or other examination of equivalent standing >B  achelor’s degree is awarded upon completion

Junior college > Three years > Pre-university education > Students prepare for, and sit the SingaporeCambridge GCE – A-level examinations

Compulsory education

Elective education

54

University Preparation Abroad

Law/ Social Science

Applied Sciences

Hospitality/ Tourism

Humanities/ Languages

 

 

     

   

  

MBA program

Media Studies

Master’s programs

Mathematics

 

Art & Design/ Music

Engineering

   

Education

Information Technology

    

Health/ Medicine

Economics

EF partner institutions in Singapore Curtin University Singapore James Cook University Kings International Business School Marketing Institute of Singapore Melior International College University of Nevada Las Vegas, Singapore PSB Academy

Accountancy/ Finance

DEGREE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT OUR PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Master’s

Business/ Management

Undergraduate degree programs

   

  


www.ef.com/singaporeyear

SINGAPORE

Singapore’s thoroughly modern skyline and medley of international influences creates the perfect backdrop for English language studies. Study here and experience the energy of one of Asia's hottest capitals.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15)

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM Modern city Singapore City is an energetic island that encapsulates the best of Eastern and Western culture, where an impressive skyline is dominated by both towering skyscrapers and traditional temples. For superior shopping malls and eateries, stroll down Orchard Road, the city's main shopping district, or head to Clarke Quay, a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare along the harbor. For excitement, take to the sky in a giant observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer, and experience remarkable scenes of the city’s skyline including the magnificent Marina Bay and its colorful skyscrapers. Escape to nearby Sentosa Island for the thrill of theme park attractions and the beauty of its tropical rain forests and golden sand beaches. Learn and live the modern way EF Singapore is in a brand new building situated in the heart of the city, just five minutes from the attractions at Clarke Quay. Facilities include bright airconditioned classrooms, student lounges and a sunny rooftop terrace. After class, enjoy some of the fun amenities of the school, including table tennis, foosball, Nintendo Wii. After completing the EF University Foundation Year Program, students can continue their university degree in the UK, USA, Canada or Australia through EF’s network of partner universities. Students may also choose to stay in Singapore and complete their degree at one of the local universities.

> Welcome package and orientation meeting > Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) > University placement guaranteed > Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions > University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager > Assistance with university application materials > One external English exam (IELTS/TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English) > Twin room in an EF Homestay > Breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends > Language fluency and progress tests > EF course diploma and transcript > EFELT Report (EF English Level Test) Additional features available > Arrival transfer service $50 > Roundtrip transfer service $100 > Single room in EF Homestay > Single/twin/triple/quad room in EF Residence, with a range of meal plans available

EF Singapore: 15 Carpenter St. Singapore 059904 Conveniently located in the city center Little India Program starting dates

Program fees (US$)

> University Foundation Year 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Sep 7 > Academic English Year & Semester 2014: Jan 6, Apr 14, Jun 16, Sep 8 2015: Jan 5, Apr 13, Jun 15, Sep 7

EF University Foundation Year 20,990 EF Academic English General Program Year/Semester 14,990/11,290 EF Academic English Intensive Program supplement (per wk) 40 EF Academic English Intensive Course (8 wks) 5,000 EF Academic English Intensive Course (per extra wk) 560

Raffles Great World City Clarke Quay

Esplanade Singapore Theatre Flyer

Pearl’s Hill City Park

EF Singapore

Tiong Bahru Park

Chinatown Marina South City Park

College of Medicine

Mount Faber Park

Pulau Brani

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

www.ef.com/university

55


LEARN A LANGUAGE AT ANY AGE: MORE EF PROGRAMS Join students from more than 100 countries, who choose to learn languages abroad, experience cultures and prepare for international careers.

MORE EF PROGRAMS EF ACADEMIC YEAR ABROAD

56

EF LANGUAGE TRAVEL

Achieve first-class language credentials, academic knowledge and immerse yourself in another culture through our six or nine-month EF Academic Year Abroad programs.

Ages 7 to 18. Travel abroad in an escorted group to an EF Global Village to make friends from around the world. Combine activitybased language lessons with a full calendar of events, sports and excursions

www.ef.com/year

www.ef.com/travel

EF LANGUAGE COURSES ABROAD FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

EF ACADEMY – INTERNATIONAL BOARDING SCHOOLS

Ages 25 and above. Enhance your job prospects by combining language learning, networking and career development. Courses start every Monday and last from 2 to 52 weeks. www.ef.com/language

Ages 14 to 19. Earn your high school degree abroad at one of our international private schools in the UK, USA or Canada. Gain access to the world’s best universities with a multiple-year preparation program.

University Preparation Abroad

www.ef.com/academy

EF LANGUAGE COURSES ABROAD Ages 16 and above. Learn a language faster abroad at an accredited EF International Language Center. Choose from 7 languages in 41 worldclass destinations. Start any Monday. Results guaranteed. www.ef.com/centers


HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

PREPARE FOR A UNIVERSITY DEGREE WITH EF AND HULT

For university students and professionals Study abroad and earn a US Bachelor’s, MBA or Master’s degree at one of the world's top business schools.

A unique partnership Improve your English, take the GMAT, or fast-track to a business degree with the unique partnership between EF and Hult International Business School. The EF/Hult Joint Program allows successful applicants to take an EF University Preparation course and progress directly to Hult, with options available for all levels of study – from bachelor's, to master's, to MBA.

American-style university education Earn an accredited, four-year US Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications or International Relations at Hult International Business School in London. Hult’s worldclass faculty and exceptional curriculum has earned it top rankings, making it the 23rd best business school in the US and 44th in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Hult is also listed among the Top 1% best business schools worldwide by the Financial Times. Accelerate your career Jump-start your career with a Master’s degree in International Business, Marketing Communications, Finance, Digital Marketing or International Relations. Talented business professionals with at least three years of work experience may also apply to Hult’s accelerated one-year MBA program. Take advantage of Hult’s unique Global Rotation program and study at a combination of their campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai or Shanghai. For more information email postgraduate@hult.edu or apply online.

Up to USD 12,000 Scholarship Successful applicants to the EF/Hult Joint Program will receive a Scholarship worth up to USD 12,000 alongside a conditional acceptance letter upon booking. Direct progression without IELTS/TOEFL Program participants will progress directly from their EF University Preparation Abroad program to Hult. Furthermore, students are not required to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam. Course credit from Hult Most Joint Program students will receive course credit towards their Hult bachelor’s degree whilst completing their preparation course, and reduce the amount of time it takes to complete their degree by up to one year.

www.hult.edu

www.ef.com/university

57


ENROLLMENT FORM Please complete this form in block letters and mail or fax it to your EF University Preparation Abroad representative or the representative listed on the back of this brochure. Please include the enrollment fee, cancellation protection fee and courier fees (if needed) along with the documents indicated in the checklist below. If you have any questions, please email ef.admissions@ef.com.

City........................................................Postal Code.......................................... Country.................................................Telephone.............................................. Fax........................................................Email..................................................... Email address to send invoice to........................................................................

EF UFY Year (9 months)

Date of Birth (day/month/year)............................................................................

EF University Transition Program

Do you smoke?

 Yes

 No

EF Pre-Master’s or EF Pre-MBA Year (9 months)

Do you have any existing medical conditions/allergies?

 Yes

 No

If yes, please specify:

EF UFY Semester (6 months)

 

EF ACDP Year (9 months) EF ACDP Semester (6 months) EF Diploma in Business & Management

EF Pre-Master’s or EF Pre-MBA Semester (6 months) EF Pre-PhD Year (9 months) EF Pre-PhD Semester (6 months)

Singapore

Sydney

Vancouver

Seattle

Atlanta

Home Address...................................................................................................

San Francisco

London

First Name(s)......................................................................................................

Boston

Preparation programs New York

 Female

Family Name......................................................................................................

Oxford

 Male

Choose your program and study loaction

Cambridge

Personal information

   

    

   

 

Special dietary requirements? (halal, vegetarian, food allergies, etc): ..........................................................................................................................

Atlanta

Seattle

Vancouver

    

    

    

    

    

      

San Francisco

Atlanta

Seattle

Vancouver

Singapore

San Francisco

    

Sydney

Boston

    

Boston

EF Academic English Course (short term)

New York

Academic English General Semester (6-month)

Program information Program starting date (day/month/year):.............................................................

    

New York

Academic English Intensive Semester (6-month)

Oxford

Academic English General Year (9-month)

Cambridge

University/career choice (if known)......................................................................

Academic English Intensive Year (9-month)

London

School Address..................................................................................................

Oxford

Current/previous education School Name......................................................................................................

Cambridge

English language programs

London

..........................................................................................................................

Please indicate the number of weeks desired for short term:

Program length:..................................................................................................

 Yes

Do you wish for us to arrange your onward transfer from your arrival airport to your school or host family?

 Yes

Accommodation

EF Homestay (single room) EF Homestay (shared room)

Undertaking I authorize EF to take appropriate action in the event of a medical emergency. I have read and agree to the conditions outlined on page 59 of this brochure, and I consent to EF's processing of my personal data. (The signature below of a parent/ guardian will also constitute their consent required for the student to participate in all EF programs, including activities, offered at the schools.

EF Residence (single room) EF Residence (shared room) EF Campus (single room) EF Campus (shared room)

Singapore

EF Travel Services (an additional fee will be charged) Do you wish to take the Erika travel insurance policy?

Sydney

Agent name:.......................................................................................................

           

Document checklist  A copy of your passport  Transcript from your school (in English)

.......................................................................................................................... Signature of applicant Date

.......................................................................................................................... Signature of parent or guardian (if student is under 21) Date

 Reference from high school/university  Statement of purpose including reasons for studying overseas, academic goals, chosen degree program and professional goals  International English exam certificate (IELTS/TOEFL etc) or EF University Preparation Abroad English language test  Proof of alternative insurance policy (if not taking the Erika Insurance Ltd. policy)

ERIKA TRAVEL INSURANCE You can’t do anything to prevent an unexpected storm from closing the airport, but you can help cover your program investment. To ensure the best travel experience, we recommend that students buy insurance. Take advantage of our comprehensive package offered through Erika Travel Insurance, with its favourable premiums, 24-hour emergency assistance and tailor-made coverage for EF students, including coverage for medical expenses, refunds in case of illness and property loss coverage.

58

University Preparation Abroad


TERMS & CONDITIONS Who may apply? EF University Preparation Abroad programs are open to students above the age of 16. Travel Arrangements EF is happy to help you with every detail of your travel arrangements. Please consult the program dates to determine when you should arrange to depart from your home country and to return home upon program completion. Please note that EF may advise you to travel up to two days before or after the dates listed. Contact an EF Representative for full information. How To Enroll Students may enroll by phone, online, by mail, at an EF office or with an EF representative. Please complete the Enrollment Form on the opposite page, choosing your program center and accommodation type and send by mail or in to person to your local EF representative along with the non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $250, and the non-refundable Cancellation Protection Fee of $100. Programs fill up quickly, so we advise you to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you get into the EF International Language Center of your choice. Please note: If you are enrolling in a program that begins within 30 days, please send the Enrollment Form, Enrollment Fee, Cancellation Protection Fee, Course Fee, an additional non-refundable Courier Fee of $80 may be charged in order to expedite enrollment. Vacations Vacations vary from one program center to another. For programs beginning in January or April there will normally be two breaks of one to two weeks. Please call our office for more details. In general, for programs beginning in June, there will be a one-week fall break and a three-week Christmas vacation. For programs starting in September, there will normally be a three-week Christmas vacation and a one-week spring break. Your accommodation is available during vacation periods. You therefore have the choice of (a) staying with your host family or in your residence/apartment; (b) participating in optional EF tours at an additional cost; or (c) traveling independently at your own expense. What’s Included in the Program Fee? Programs, accommodation and meal plans vary by EF International Language Center, please check the detailed list on specific destination pages. What’s Not Included in the Program Fee? Enrollment/administration fee, EF Course Books, travel from home country to EF International Language Center (unless otherwise specified), transfer from airport to accommodation, transportation to and from the EF International Language Center, Internet/Wi-Fi in homestay or residence is not guaranteed, Meals and snacks outside of above specified meal plan, some activities and most excursions require a participation fee. Commission of transaction paid for by credit card is not included in the program fee. In addition, at least one external English examination (IELTS/TOEFL) is included in all programs except Academic English Courses, and the Accelerated College Degree Program. A limited number of university applications are included in all programs except Academic English Courses. For more information, contact your local EF Office or representative. Validity of Brochure Fees The prices published in this brochure are based upon currency exchange rates in effect at the time of writing [6 August 2012]. They are therefore subject to change, up to 30 days before departure. The prices in this brochure are valid until 30 September 2013. Methods of Payment The Course Fee must be paid to by any of the following means: 1. To the local EF office or representative 2. By credit card 3. By Bank trasfer to the following account: Account Holder: EF Language Colleges Ltd Account Holder Address: Haldenstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland Bank Name: Credit Suisse Bank Address: Schwanenplatz 8 6004 Luzern Switzerland IBAN: CH25 0483 5030 3195 2200 2 BIC/SWIFT: CRESCHZZ80A Clearing Number: 4835 Payment Plan As soon as we receive your Enrollment Form with your Enrollment Fee, we will send confirmation of your acceptance, along with an initial invoice detailing the payment due. A final invoice will be sent requiring the remaining balance, which is due at least 60 days prior to your program start date. If final payment is not received prior to the start of the program, EF reserves the right to charge a late payment fee for any amounts overdue. Cancellation and Refund Policy All cancellations and terminations should be made in writing

to your nearest EF office, EF local representative or EF Center Director. In all cases the Enrollment Fee, the Courier Fee and the Cancellation Insurance premium (see below) are non-refundable. Cancellation The Program Fee shown with each EF International Language Center description in this brochure comprises two elements: the Tuition Fee (40%) for tuition and the Student Services Fee (60%), which includes accommodation. The Tuition Fee is fully refundable if you cancel more than 14 days prior program start. Additional refunds will be made from the Student Services Fee and Accommodation Package as follows: – If you cancel 60 days or more before the start of the program you will receive a full refund, except for the Enrollment Fee, the Courier Fee, and the Cancellation Protection Fee and the Program Deposit. The Program Deposit will be refunded if your visa application is denied. – If you cancel less than 60 days prior to departure EF will retain 40% of the Student Services and Accommodation Fee (max. $500 for USA EF International Language Centers, for all other EF International Language Centers max. $1000) to cover the cost of prepaid accommodation and services. Late cancellations should be done in writing, before 5 p.m. (Central European Time) on the Friday prior to your program begin date to avoid an additional $250 for waiting time in the case that you have booked a transfer. Students who do not show up for the program are also liable for up to $2,500 of the program fee. For all programs in the United States: Same Day Cancellation Prior to the Start of Class: If you are accepted by EF and enter the United States on an I-20 obtained through EF and subsequently cancel prior to the start of scheduled classes, or never attends classes, EF may retain: All the tuition charges for up to six weeks, any actual housing costs incurred by EF and a maximum total of $500 for nonrefundable charges, including housing administration fees. *Fee by program: 9 month EF Academic English Program, EF ACDP, EF University Foundation Year, EF Diploma in Business and Management, Diploma in Engineering, EF Pre-Master’s and EF Pre-MBA Programs, Pre-PhD Program and University Transition Program: > U  SD3500 for 9 month program > U  SD2300 for a 6 month program Academic English program - less than 9 months > 5  0% of total program fee. ** Student Services Fee that maybe retained (for non-US schools) 9month Academic English Program, ACDP, University Foundation Year, Diploma in Business and Management, Pre Master’s and Pre-MBA Programs & University Diplomas at Hult and Suffolk University Transition Program > U  p to USD1500 Academic English Program (less than 9 months) >4  0% of the Student Services Fee For US schools the maximum amount of total fees that will be retained is USD500. ***Late cancellation and No Show Fees (for non-US schools) 9 month Academic English Program, ACDP, University Foundation Year, Diploma in Business and Management, PreMaster’s and Pre-MBA programs and University Diplomas at Hult and Suffolk University Transition Program. > U  p to USD $1,500 Academic English Program (less than 9 months) > U  p to 4 weeks of the program fee For US schools the maximum amount of total fees that will be retained is USD500. For all programs In the event that the World Health Organization (WHO), or an international governmental health authority issues a country-specific travel warning or forbids travel, EF students have the right to postpone or re-book travel within 365 days. If students wish to cancel, the above stated cancellation rules apply. Late Arrivals, Absences, Changes No refund will be granted if you arrive late to, or are absent during your program. Withdrawals All withdrawals need to be made in writing to EF. If you wish to withdraw from your program after arrival at the EF International Language Center, you must inform the EF School Director and sign a copy of the program change notification form. This is your proof of your withdrawal, so please keep until you have received your refund. Refunds can only be made by the EF office or representative where the program fees were paid, and EF will process all refunds within 45 days of receipt of written notification. 9-month EF Academic English Program, EF ACDP, EF University Foundation Year, EF Diploma in Business & Management, EF Pre-Master’s & EF Pre-MBA Programs, Pre-PhD Program, University Diplomas at Hult and University Transition Program. > If you withdraw within the first week of the program, we will refund 90% of the Program Fee and 75% of the Student Services Fee. > If you withdraw within the first four weeks of the program, EF will retain the Program Fee for the first four weeks and refund all unused Program Fees. EF University Preparation Abroad will also refund 75% of the Student Services Fee. > If you withdraw after the first 4 weeks of the program and before completing the first term of your program*, you must give the School Director 4 weeks advance notice. EF University Preparation Abroad will calculate on a prorated

basis the unused portion of tuition and will refund 25% of the Student Services Fee. For refund calculations, weeks will be calculated on non-discounted EF University Preparation Program Abroad weekly price. A partial week will be calculated as a full week. > No refunds will be made for terminations occurring during the remainder of the program. > Refunds can only be made by the EF office or representative where the program fees were paid. The EF office or representative will process all refunds within 30 days of receiving written notification from you. * Withdrawal dates for each program are as follows: January Academic Year & Semester 2014: March 7, 2014 April Academic Year & Semester 2014: June 6, 2014 June Academic Year & Semester 2014: August 22, 2014 September Academic Year & Semester 2014: December 12, 2014 January Academic Year & Semester 2015: March 6, 2015 April Academic Year & Semester 2015: June 5, 2015 For all programs in the U.S.: If you wish to withdraw from your program after arrival at the EF International Language Center and before the mid-point of your program, EF will keep all fees for the first 4 weeks of your program and a prorated amount of tuition. Prorated refunds will be calculated on a weekly basis. A partial week will be calculated as a full week. EF may retain any actual housing cost incurred and a maximum total of $500 for non-refundable charges, including housing administration fees. If you terminate your program after the mid-point of your program, EF may retain all remaining tuition and student services charges. EF may retain any actual housing cost incurred and a maximum total of $500 for non-refundable charges, including housing administration fees. The program is defined as the entire period of booked study, i.e. it may consist of several terms or semesters, but payment is for a maximum of 12 months. For all other programs: For Tuition fees, you will receive a full refund for all remaining weeks after a four-week notice period. For the purpose of refund calculations, used weeks will be calculated on the non-discounted ILS weekly price equivalent for the relevant program. A partial week will be calculated as a full week. No Student Services will be refunded after program start. If you terminate after after the below withdrawal date*, EF may retain all remaining tuition and student services charges. Academic Materials All EF University Preparation Abroad students are required to purchase the needed program materials. This fee will be included in your total invoice. Prices may vary by destination and by the length of your program. EF Academic English/ACDP...................... Semester / Year All locations...............................................145 USD / 185 USD EF University Foundation Year.................. Semester / Year UK............................................................................... 280 USD Singapore................................................................... 350 USD USA...........................................................300 USD / 350 USD Canada..................................................... 305 USD / 355 USD Australia.......................................................................470 USD EF Diploma in Business and Management UK .............................................................................. 280 USD EF Pre-Master’s & EF Pre-MBA............... Semester / Year UK............................................................. 185 USD / 280 USD USA & Canada.......................................... 350 USD / 380 USD Australia.................................................... 330 USD / 470 USD For Hult academic resource fees please contact us. Class Schedules and Duration of Lessons Classes are offered at all EF centers worldwide in a block schedule format on weekdays from 8:00 to 20:00. In some centers, classes may take place on the weekends. Students will continue to have two consecutive days off. EF language lessons have a duration of at least 40 minutes, (except in Rome). When an EF International Language Center has a General language group of five students or fewer, EF reserves the right to reduce the numbers of lessons per week. My EF™ web service All EF students will automatically receive an online account for My EF™. Any correspondence, photos and other media used on My EF™ will be considered private and EF will not accept any responsibility for such correspondence or media. Parent/s or legal guardian-/s of students under the age of majority traveling with EF give their consent for the student to use the My EF™ web service. Arrival and Airport Transfers Please indicate on your enrollment form if you would like an EF University Preparation Abroad representative to meet you at the nearest major airport to the school. The fee for this oneway optional transfer varies by school and prices are listed in this application booklet. The cost covers administration, greeting services and transportation. The transfer service is offered between 0700 and 2100 hours local time on Sundays. If you arrive any other time, we can arrange a special transfer for you at an additional cost. Academic Criteria To graduate from the University Foundation Year, Accelerated College Degree Program, University Transition Program, Diploma in Business and Management, Pre-Master’s/PreMBA Programs, Pre-PhD Program and University Diplomas at Hult, students will be required to meet prescribed academic standards and assessed regularly throughout the term. The assessment will take into consideration class work, examinations and attendance. Students must also achieve the minimum English requirements for degree programs to be considered successful program graduates. This will require the successful completion of the necessary English exam in the study country. Should a student not perform

satisfactorily or not meet the required minimum English levels for admission to a degree program, they will not be allowed to proceed with their original program but will be offered an alternative program or invited to withdraw without a refund. For all programs, upon arrival you will take a written examination to determine that you are at the stated level of English for admission to EF University Preparation Abroad Programs. For the Academic English courses, upon arrival you will take a written examination to determine the level at which you should begin your studies. Every EF University Preparation Abroad Center will provide up to six levels. Please note: when a school has a beginners’ group of less than five students, EF University Preparation Abroad reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons per week. Rebooking Fee Each time you request a change of program town, program dates or type of accommodation type after initial enrollment, you will be charged a rebooking fee of USD $75, which is payable immediately. Public Holidays In the event of a Public Holiday in the host country, the EF International Language Center will be closed. Classes missed for Public Holidays will not be made up at a later date. iLabs and the EF Efekta™ System iLabs are currently available at all EF International Language Centers of English. All EF General courses include access to the iLab upon enrollment, throughout the course and a 3-month online post-course. All EF Intensive courses include access to the iLab upon enrollment, throughout the course and a 6-month online post-course. Destination policies For students to Singapore, local additional policies will be provided when you enquire your trip. Liability EF will not be liable in any way to the student in the event of any service, contracted to be supplied by EF, becoming impossible to supply by reason of industrial dispute or other cause outside the control of EF. EF will not be liable for loss, damage, or injury to persons or property howsoever caused, save where the liability is expressly imposed beyond exclusion by statute. Photography and film material By accepting EF’s terms and conditions, the participant accepts that EF freely can use all photography, film and sound material that has been created by EF and or by EF’s staff during the trip, without asking further approval from the participant. Cancellation Protection EF Cancellation Protection is charged at a one-time fee of $100 and is non-refundable. If you are forced to cancel before departure due to illness, or illness in your immediate family, EF will refund the Course Fee. Cancellation must be given in writing at your local EF office no later than your course start date. A doctor’s documentation must be provided within 10 days of the claim. Expulsion Students are admitted on condition of these terms and rules published by EF University Preparation Abroad. EF University Preparation Abroad reserves the right to expel any student who seriously breaches school rules. There will be no refund in the event of expulsion. Travel and Medical Insurance 9 months $990; 6 months $740 11 months $1,290 All our students are required to have medical and accident insurance. We have negotiated tailor-made coverage for EF students with the insurance provider Erika Insurance Ltd. We strongly recommend this policy as it protects you against expenses incurred through accident or illness, and provides coverage for loss or theft of baggage and personal effects. It also provides coverage against interruption of your EF program due to very serious illness and includes Liability and Legal coverage. If you do not wish to take this policy, you will need to provide us with a copy in English of the alternative insurance policy you have taken out individually. Please note: students enrolling at Sydney or Brisbane are required by the Australian Government to insure themselves medically with an Australian company. EF can provide students with Medibank Private insurance. Please contact us for more detailed information regarding the cost of Medibank insurance. Students from Norway, Sweden and Belgium are exempt from this requirement as the Australian Government has reciprocal arrangements with these countries. Liability EF will not be liable in any way to the student in the event of any service, contracted to be supplied by EF, becoming impossible to supply by reason of industrial dispute or other cause outside the control of EF. EF will not be liable for loss, damage, or injury to persons or property howsoever caused, save where the liability is expressly imposed beyond exclusion by statute. All programs are supplied by EF Education First Ltd., Switzerland. Please fax or send completed Enrollment Form to the office of the EF representative on the back of this brochure. Or fax to: EF University Preparation Abroad Bärengasse 25 CH-8001 Zürich Switzerland Tel: +41 43 430 4200 Fax: +41 43 430 4210

www.ef.com/university

59


EF International Language Centers 2014 - 2015

www.ef.com

University Preparation Abroad Students and adults ages 16 and above

Guaranteed placement in higher education

EF ADDRESSES AND CONTACTS Worldwide Headquarters EF Education First Bärengasse 25 P.O. Box 2224 8001 Zürich, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 43 430 40 00 Fax: +41 (0) 43 430 41 10

United Kingdom EF Education First 22 Chelsea Manor Street London, SW3 5RL, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7341 8777 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7341 8788

Email: universitypreparation@ef.com

North America EF Education First One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141, USA Toll Free: +1 (877) 235 7895 Tel: +1 (617) 619 1623 Fax: +1 (617) 619 1701

Australia EF Education First 5-7 Young Street Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Tel: +61 29247 4869 Fax: +61 29247 7691

Singapore EF International Language Centers 15 Carpenter Street Singapore 059904 Tel: +65 6834 4610 Fax: +65 6834 4609

EF World Wide Agents Knowledge Village G06, Block 11 PO Box 502988, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 (0) 4 44 62 510 Fax: +971 (0) 4 44 01 238

Web: www.ef.com/university www.youtube.com/EF

www.facebook.com/EF

ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the approved educational oversight body authorised by the UK Border Agency

The EF International Language Centers in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Oxford, Manchester, Bristol and Bournemouth are:

for the teaching of English in England

The EF International Language Centers in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester and Bournemouth are members of:

The EF International Language Centers in the USA are accredited by:

EF Vancouver and Toronto are accredited by Languages Canada.

The EF International Language Centers in Sydney and Brisbane are accredited by:

The EF International Language Centers in Cambridge, St. Julian’s, Cape Town, Paris, Nice, Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Rome and Munich are accredited by:

The EF University Foundation Year in the UK is moderated by Oxford Brookes University

Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations.

All EF Courses are certified by Southern New Hampshire University.

EF Education is an active participant in the Comité Européen de Normalisation.

The EF International Language Centers have been licensed by the UK Border Agency to enrol international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.


CHI UP 2014