Preparatory Courses

Get ready for Academic Success! The Preparatory Courses will help you develop the English and Study Skills you need.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers a range of Preparatory Courses for international students seeking to upgrade their English language and study skills before starting a Bachelor or Master Degree programme. Students who have not yet met the entry requirement of IELTS 6.0 can register for a Preparatory Course tailored to their current level. 

Saxion’s Preparatory Courses offer you intensive English language preparation in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The courses are organised in an interactive small group setting with attention on individual feedback and progress. Our programme has been designed specifically to meet the needs of non-native English speakers who need to learn to communicate effectively in an academic environment. The programme adopts the innovative approach of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) which integrates both language and study skills.

If you have an IELTS of 5.0 you can choose to register for the Prep Year or the Prep Intensive course. With an IELTS of 5.5 you can take the Prep Semester course. 

You already have an IELTS of 6.0 but want get a head start and use English more confidently? We recommend the Prep Semester, Prep Short-track or Summer Foundation course.

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