Access Top Canadian Universities via CFAU IPP-UIC Programme


Zhuhai, Guangdong -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/12/2016 -- United International College (UIC) has joined up with the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) International Partnership Programme (IPP) to organize a programme that can provide direct access for high school graduates from Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China to enter the University of Alberta bachelor degrees programmes. This jointly organized programme is being referred to as CFAU IPP-UIC and the duration of the programme is one year.

The students that enroll in the programme will study two semesters in Zhuhai and Beijing to improve their English and complete courses including international examination training, Study Skills and Whole Person Education as well as studying university courses worth 12 to 18 credits. The students will enter the University of Alberta directly without application after successfully competition of the study in China, or one of the four top universities in Canada, to complete the remaining credits bachelor's degree programme. The universities in Canada adopt the credits system.

Since 2006, IPP has a ten year proven track record, which has had more than 1,000 students, with a success rate of more than 95%, enrolled in renowned universities like the University of Alberta, Queen's University, McGill University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. Starting in 2016, with the authorization of CFAU IPP, UIC and CFAU IPP have jointly organized the CFAU IPP-UIC programme to place high school graduates from Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River Delta area in the University of Alberta and the top four universities in Canada to study bachelor's degrees.

The advantages of the CFAU IPP-UIC offers, such as China Foreign Affairs University's focus on diplomacy and humanity, the benefits of UIC's English as a teaching medium and Whole Person Education, will result in students developing their overall learning ability and personal attributes before going abroad to enter the University of Alberta, or the other four universities in Canada. Using high quality international education methods, students not only enhance their study skills and broaden their horizons, but become more mature in addition to being prepared to live and study abroad. In short, they receive a solid foundation to pursue their bachelor's degrees over the next three years.

The characteristics of the CFAU IPP-UIC are that the courses are taught by academic staff of UIC and China Foreign Affairs University with the goals of improving students' English proficiency, critical thinking skills, self-management as well as to enhance their understanding of traditional Chinese thoughts and wisdom. Experienced teachers from overseas universities are armed with their teaching approaches to acquaint students with the learning environment abroad.

After completing one-year of study, students will get aCFAU IPP-UIC course completion certificate and 12 to 18 transferable course credits. They will then start their year two undergraduate programme studies in Canada. Once the required credits are completed, they will be granted a bachelor's degree.

This programme is aimed at high school graduates from Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, as well as people who have received an equivalent education.

Enrollment is during early January and early August and will include a written English proficiency test as well as an interview and English speaking test. It is required that at least one parent accompanies the applicant.

The examination fee for this programme is 600HKD and is paid when signing up, and is non-refundable. The tuition fee in China is 155,000RMB, which includes accommodation fee, application fee for overseas university but excluding textbooks, application for IELTS, meals, visa application fee as well as additional living expenses.

United International College was co-founded in 2005 by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University. UIC's aim is to build a new model for liberal education in China and to nurture talented future graduates with international perspectives. Graduates will be awarded bachelor's degrees by HKBU and Graduation Certificates by UIC.

The International Partnership Programme is a collaborative programme established by China Foreign Affairs University and renowned Canadian and American universities. Since its launch in 2006, the programme has successfully placed more than 1,000 students in high ranked universities in Canada and USA.

About CFAU
China Foreign Affairs University, CFAU, is a small-scale, but high-level university training first class foreign affairs talents. It is called the "Cradle of Chinese Diplomats". With half a century of continuous effort employing rich diplomatic resources and rigorous teaching, CFAU has become a world-renowned university.

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