International Graduate Study Preparation Program (IGSPP)
Thank you for considering study at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Continuing Studies. The International Graduate Study Preparation Program (IGSPP) is a university preparation program for graduate level, international students. IGSPP focuses on academic skills development, planning and language training (if required).
Applicants should also note that the length of IGSPP will vary depending on each student's English language fluency when they start the program. Typically IGSPP will include one to two language-training terms followed by an academic-training term of study. Each term is four months in length. We estimate that students entering IGSPP with an English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) would require approximately three terms to complete the program. Similarly, students entering IGSPP with a level around IELTS 6.0 we estimate would require two terms to complete the program. Students who progress faster than anticipated would be offered full refunds of fees paid for the English language term(s) they don't require.
IGSPP is also not a degree program, nor is it a direct path to graduate study at UBC or any other university. For more information about admission to graduate programs at UBC, please follow the link to the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies.
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International Preparatory Programs
UBC CONTINUING STUDIES
2121 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.827.5414 | Email