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Sterling College is proud to have agreements in place with these outstanding colleges and universities to enable our Academic English Level 4 graduates to choose from a broad range of quality higher education programs, without the need for further testing of English.

If you wish to attend an academic institution that is not on this list after achieving your English language goals with Sterling College, let us know!

Kwantlen Polytecnic University logo

KPU offers programs for all types of students, with over 145 degrees, diplomas and certificates. Well-known for their highly respected design and business programs, KPU also has excellent, hands-on science, health, trades and technology programs. With the philosophy that greater student engagement leads to greater retention and academic success, they are committed to focusing on their students, providing smaller class sizes and involved faculty and staff. KPU has strong ties to the Greater Vancouver community, and fosters a strong, integrated learning environment that gives you real life experience.

University of Prince Edward Island logo

A public liberal arts and science institution with four faculties and two schools, U.P.E.I. is a well recognized university located on Canada’s only island province. It presents students with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and has an exceptional, award-winning faculty and research staff. Prince Edward Island has a rich island culture, and combined with the professional nature of your colleagues and professors, provides a rewarding environment to study and live.

Sprott Shaw College logo

Sprott Shaw College has 12 campuses based around British Columbia, with one located in Victoria. It has earned a name that is well-known and respected, giving SSC alumni an advantage in their future careers. They offer a variety of vocational programs, preparing students to enter the work force in their chosen field in Canada immediately. There are many opportunities for work placements, and there is a team of specialists dedicated to finding jobs for students of SSC, after they complete their studies. Their popular programs include Practical Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Business with Co-op and Internship, and Tourism and Hospitality with Co-op and Internship.

College of the Rockies logo

College of the Rockies is based in Cranbrook, the sunshine capital of British Columbia. It has been ranked as one of the top colleges and universities in Canada and around the world in international student satisfaction. COTR offers quality programs in business, tourism, engineering, health and university studies, and has class sizes that allow the students quality time with their instructors. They are surrounded by a strong economy, making jobs easily available for international students. COTR has easy transfer options to any university in British Columbia and has strong partner universities, such as University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. Students can begin their studies at COTR, then complete and receive their degrees from these internationally-recognized institutions.

West Coast College of Massage Therapy logo

The West Coast College of Massage Therapy is located in downtown Victoria, directly across the street from Sterling College. WCCMT offers a competency-based, Mastery level registered massage therapy program delivered over five semesters in 20 months. The college has 30 years of experience offering this program, which is taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors. Upon successful completion of the Competency-Based Master Level program, graduates are prepared to complete the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia’s license examination to enable them to practice as a registered massage therapist.

Students who enter this profession are very special kinds of people: caring, compassionate and genuinely interested in others. They’re fascinated by the human body and love anything that is hands-on.

Royal Roads University logo

With a beautiful campus located on Vancouver Island, Royal Roads University is a great option for Sterling College graduates. Their programs include degrees in areas such as business, environment, education, technology, tourism, hospitality and more. RRU takes a personal approach with their students, keeping small cohort sizes, allowing for collaboration between students and the ability to build a strong network for your future career. This, combined with their internationally- focused environment, allows RRU to help professionals develop the confidence and skills to succeed in the real world.

Ascenda School of Management logo

Acsenda School of Management is located in Coal Harbour, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It offers a Bachelors of Business Administration, as well as many Post-Graduate programs, allowing students to specialize their studies. Due to their location, ASM has developed relationships with the surrounding businesses, and often have local business owners and managers come to their campus for presentations, career fairs and workshops. This gives students the opportunity to make connections, develop their professional network and potentially receive job offers. Depending on their program of study, international students of ASM are also eligible for off-campus and post-graduate work permits. ASM is recognized as an institution that is dedicated to teaching excellence and preparing graduates be leaders in the global market.

University of California Riverside Extension logo

Located in the sunny state of California, UCRX is the continuing education branch of University of California, Riverside. As part of the University of California system, UCRX has a name that is recognized and respected throughout the world, and will open doors for graduates. UCRX offers a wide range of unique programs, from post-graduate certificates to pathways to Masters programs. The professors have real world experience and your education will provide relevant skills and information as well as connections in the world of your future career. With the option of practical training in many of the programs, students may also get real job experience working in the United States, giving them a workplace advantage as they take the next step.

Northern Lights College logo

As British Columbia’s Energy College, NLC offers specialized programs that prepare students to become part of the Canadian workforce. Due to strong collaboration with industry, employers, communities and policy makers, graduates integrate easily and successfully into their chosen career areas. Their programs include certificates and degrees in academics, vocations and trades, with the possibility of degree completion at other B.C. post-secondary institutions. NLC is the only college in British Columbia to offer oil and gas programs. With their own oil well simulator, they are highly qualified and equipped to train students to enter the oil and gas industry.

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