Higher education at the graduate level (master's degree) at a top Canadian or American university is considered by many international students to be a necessity for achieving their academic and career goals. In the competition for admission to graduate school and to achieve success in these advanced degree programs, a number of specific skills are required. If you are unfamiliar with Canadian or American academic culture, developing these essential skills can be a challenge.
The International Graduate Study Preparation Program (IGSPP) offers you two options:
International Graduate Study Preparation Program (IGSPP) Academic Stream is a full-time program over 14 weeks for a small group of students spending approximately 24 hours each week in private, structured activities in the classroom and the community. Guided by instructors, you develop the advanced academic skills needed to improve your chances of gaining admission to your ideal graduate school. Your remaining time focuses on thriving as a graduate student in a new cultural context by completing assignments, readings, research, and community explorations.
International Graduate Study Preparation Program (IGSPP) Credit Stream is a full-time program over 16 weeks for individual students taking part in both credit and non-credit public courses. Your remaining time is spent in private, individual sessions with academic, cultural and general mentors and completing assignments, readings and research, as well as self-directed community exploration to pursue your individual interests and to practise communication skills.