At a glance

CCEL's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - Pathway to UC and UCIC courses are for students who want to improve their academic English skills for tertiary study in an English speaking country and/or gain direct entry (without IELTS) into CCEL's partner institutions, the University of Canterbury (UC) and UC International College (UCIC)

Start dates

05 March 2018 (EAP 1), 03 April 2018 (EAP 2), 02 July 2018 (EAP 1&2), 22 October 2018 (EAP 1&2)

Course length

12 weeks

Hours per week

20 hours per week in class + 5 hours of workshops (*class size of workshops is 14+) and 5 hours of online study per week

Levels available

Intermediate to Advanced

Course fees

2 - 11 weeks: $460 per week | 12+ weeks: $460 per week

An additional enrolment and materials fee applies.

Find out more

CCEL Auckland and CCEL Christchurch

What you will learn

  • Academic reading and writing skills
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Skills for understanding lectures
  • Skills for giving presentations
  • Skills for participating in academic discussions


Minimum entry levels apply. Placement in an English for Academic Purposes course will depend on level assessment. Please contact us for entry requirements. The CCEL level assessment can be taken overseas before arriving in New Zealand.


Course assessment is continuous throughout EAP1 and EAP2 and includes tests, assessed presentations and academic essays. For EAP1 students on a pathway to UCIC, there is also an exit test.