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University Canada West

Vancouver , British Columbia ,Canada

University Access Program (6 month)

If you have not met the minimum English language requirements for an undergraduate or MBA program entry, you can still improve your English skills and qualify for your degree at University Canada West.

The University Access Program (UAP) accredited by Languages Canada covers everything you need for higher level education in an English-speaking institution. The program focuses on Academic English, ensuring that you will be able to study, and complete assignments and examinations with confidence.

UAP will also cover specific academic skills, such as essay writing, research methods, note taking, critical thinking and seminar or tutorial discussion, giving you a great start to your program at University Canada West.

Campus Information

Vancouver House Campus

The campus is part of the stunning Vancouver House development. In 2019, CNN named the globally recognized project designed by star Danish architect Bjarke Ingles of BIG, one of the “most anticipated buildings set to shape the world.” Like nearly all excellent architecture, the design for Vancouver House arose directly out of its context. In looking for a solution to this complex site, architect Bjarke Ingels did not begrudgingly accommodate its restrictions; he used those limitations to inform a shape that is as beautiful as it is unique. Awarded Future Project of the Year at the 2015 World Architecture Awards in Singapore for its innovation and its beauty, Vancouver House has since captured the world’s imagination.

West Pender Campus

In 2014, UCW opened its West Pender Campus in The London Building, a historic office building in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Since moving into The London Building, UCW completed a major reconfiguration to the lobby, significant improvements to the first and second floors, and renovations to other floors to expand the number of classrooms and add additional amenities for students, faculty and staff. The campus is steps away from public transit, including the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, bus routes and the SeaBus terminal. The lively and diverse neighbourhood is full of restaurants, stores, entertainment options, shopping centres and gym facilities.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You can meet the English proficiency requirements for admission to our degree programs by successfully completing the advanced level of The University Access Program (UAC 030). Programs range from three (3), six (6), and nine (9) months in length.

  • Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* – 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in the writing band or equivalent for UAC 030 Academic English Preparation (Advanced)
  • Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* – 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing band or equivalent for UAC 020 Academic English Preparation (Upper Intermediate)
  • Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* – 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in the writing band or equivalent for UAC 010 Academic English Preparation (Intermediate)

*IELTS Indicator is the new online Academic test designed to support you during the COVID-19 situation to help keep your education goals on track.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Short Courses and Summer Schools
  • Duration: 06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 4950 CAD
    Annual Cost of Living: 10000 CAD
    Application Fee: 150 CAD