On-Campus Academic Pathways

CultureWorks is excited to offer our traditional on-campus Academic Pathway program. The Academic Pathway program prepares international students just like you to succeed in Canadian Universities or colleges.  

Located on campus, our partner schools offer conditional acceptance (no IELTS or TOEFL test required!) to CultureWorks students because our graduates have the academic marks, English language skills, cultural knowledge, and preparation needed to excel in post-secondary study.

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How do I apply?

Undergraduate students:

  1. Complete the application online here.
  2. The Registrar’s Office will contact you to request any required documents.
  3. Send the required documents.
  4. The Registrar will submit your application to the partner school.
  5. Wait for a response.
  6. If you have been accepted to your chosen school, the Registrar will notify you and explain next steps.

Graduate Students:

  1. Complete the application online here.
  2. Complete the placement test that you will receive by email.
  3. Upload the placement test to the website.
  4. Wait for the Registrar to contact you with your placement test results and next steps.
  5. Apply directly to the university.
  6. Notify the CultureWorks Registrar of your university student or application number.
  7. The CultureWorks Registrar will notify the university that you are applying as a CultureWorks student.
  8. Wait to hear from the university. The university will contact you directly regarding your application results. Graduate studies applications can take a number of months to process.

How does it work?

Academic Pathway is a full-time (Monday – Friday, 28 hour/week) program. The program has 7 levels.  Each level takes 8 weeks (or 2 months) to complete. Once you successfully complete a level, you can begin the next level. To graduate, you must successfully complete Level 7 of the Academic Pathway program.

How long do I need to study at CultureWorks?

When you first arrive, you will complete a placement test. This placement test will evaluate your English skills and determine at what level you will begin your academic pathway studies. For example, if the placement test determines you are a level 3 student, you will require 10 months of studies at CultureWorks.

What is Conditional Acceptance?

Students that wish to study at one of our university partner schools can apply for ‘conditional acceptance’.  This means that if the student meets the university or college’s academic requirements, they will be issued an acceptance letter that will be valid once they successfully complete the CultureWorks program. Our students are not required to write an additional language test like IELTS or TOEFL.

You can get your university/college acceptance before you come to Canada and begin your CultureWorks studies!

When are my classes?

Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday anywhere between 8:30am and 4:30pm. You will have one hour for lunch each day. Your class schedule may change each level. You will have 25 hours of in-class hours per week.

Where is CultureWorks?

We have 2 locations in 2 different cities (London and Ottawa) in Ontario, Canada.

CultureWorks is on-campus in London at Western University, King’s University College and Brescia University College.

CultureWorks is on-campus in Ottawa at Carleton University. 

How do I graduate from CultureWorks?

To graduate from CultureWorks you must pass our Level 7 with a 75% average in your classes.

What does it cost?

The CultureWorks program tuition costs $3765 CAD/term.

There is a one-time $200 non-refundable application fee for university/college pathway applications. 

Medical Insurance costs $125 CAD/term. Medical Insurance is mandatory for students studying on a university campus. You may provide your own medical insurance if you wish.

Homestay (living with a local family, including food) costs $32 CAD/day.

Textbooks costs vary by level but are approximately $200.00 CAD.