Kaplan Pathways is part of the global entity Kaplan, Inc.
In Australia and New Zealand, Kaplan has secured partnerships with several well-recognised and highly ranked universities.
We welcome students from around the world into one of our four pathway colleges and offer them a diverse range of affordable and high-quality pathway programmes into degrees at the University of Adelaide, the University of Newcastle and Murdoch University in Australia and Massey University in New Zealand.
Australian Pathway Programmes
In Australia, Kaplan offers a range of pathway programmes for entry into either undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Some of these programs are also offered in an ‘accelerated’ mode of shorter duration, or ‘extended’ mode of longer duration. They include:
Foundation Studies Programme: Providing a pathway to the first year of study of a bachelor’s degree.
Degree Transfer/Diploma Programme: Offering students a direct pathway into the second year of their chosen bachelor’s degree.
Pre-Master’s Programme/Postgraduate Qualifying Programme: Offering students a direct pathway into a range of postgraduate master’s degrees.
English for Academic Purposes: Providing students with an IELTS-free pathway if students meet the academic, but not English language, requirements for entry into a university. The program is designed to help students communicate with confidence and improve essential study skills in an English-speaking academic environment.
General English: For students who do speak English as a second language. Designed to improve students’ core skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will graduate with the ability to communicate in English with confidence in everyday situations and feel prepared to take on further academic study.
The University of Adelaide College (UoAC)
Located in the heart of the city of Adelaide, UoAC offers all five of the above pathway programmes into bachelor and masters degrees at the University of Adelaide (UoA). UoA is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is one of Australia’s prestigious ‘Group of Eight’ universities.
Adelaide strikes a perfect balance between big city culture and easy-going lifestyle that makes it an ideal destination for international students. The open parklands, packed festival calendar, celebrated wine regions, and close proximity to beaches are all part of the exciting Adelaide lifestyle.
Students will enjoy small classes, dedicated academic support and comprehensive student services at either the UoAC Adelaide Campus or Melbourne Campus. They will also enjoy access to the UoA university facilities from their first day at the College.
Students looking to study at UoAC must meet English requirements and academic entry requirements for their chosen program. Scholarships are available. For more information, including details of accelerated and extended program options, visit the college website.
The University of Newcastle College of International Education (CIE)
CIE is the official on-campus pathway college to the University of Newcastle, providing entry to over 130 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at a world-class university. Newcastle is Australia’s second oldest city and is located just a two-hour drive north of Sydney.
Like Sydney, Newcastle’s big attractions are its beautiful beaches and harbour, vibrant cafes and proximity to Australia’s oldest wine producing region; just a 45-minute drive away. CIE offers Foundation Studies, Degree Transfer, and Pre-Masters programmes.
In addition, CIE also offers the Foundation Studies in Medicine: a pathway for international students to progress into the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Programme) at the University of Newcastle.
Students looking to study at CIE must meet English requirements and academic entry requirements for their chosen program. Scholarships are available. For more information, including details of accelerated and extended program options, visit the college website.
Murdoch College (MC)
As the preferred on-campus pathway provider to Murdoch University, this college is located in Perth, a youthful and diverse city with vibrant nightlife, spectacular outdoor spaces and a unique urban charm.
Located in the resource-rich state of Western Australia, Perth has a strong economy and provides a fantastic lifestyle opportunity for students looking to experience the city’s and Western Australia’s natural beauty.
The College places a special focus on student care, flexibility and safety, and offers Foundation studies, Postgraduate Qualifying Programme, General English; and English for Academic Purposes.
Students looking to study at Murdoch College must meet English requirements and academic entry requirements for their chosen program. Scholarships are available. For more information, including details of accelerated and extended program options, visit the college website.
New Zealand Pathway Programmes
In New Zealand, Kaplan offers a range of pathway programmes for entry into either undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Massey University, consistently ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide.
All courses at MUC are designed to prepare students for their university studies through critical thinking, problem solving and intercultural competence learning. Communication and collaborative skills are integrated into the curriculum, preparing students to be adaptable to the challenges of life ahead. Teachers provide a caring and supportive learning environment for all students and focus on ensuring that each student’s academic needs and wellbeing are catered for.
Studying at MUC, students will enjoy small class sizes, one-on-one dedicated student support and full access to world-class services and facilities at Massey University, including on-campus accommodation options.
MUC is located on Massey University’s modern and spacious Auckland Campus. The campus is across the harbour from central Auckland, 15 km away, and is spread across three sites: East Precinct, Ōtehā Rohe and Albany Village. A free shuttle bus service connects three campus sites.
MUC offer a diverse range of pathway programmes, including:
Diploma (Business): a bridging qualification designed to help student transition into the second year of a range of undergraduate business degrees at Massey University.
Graduate Diploma (Management) or (Marketing): a bridging qualification allowing students to transition into a Master of Management program at Massey University with a major in either management or marketing.
English for Academic Purposes; and General English.
Students looking to study at MUC must meet English requirements and academic entry requirements for their chosen program. Email email@example.com for the information of fee waivers and scholarships. For more information, including details of the Foundation Certificate accelerated program, visit the college website.
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