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Into centres overview

  1. 1. INTO Centres overview Autumn 2010
  2. 2. INTO University Partnerships Sam Jones INTO Regional Director Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  3. 3. What is INTO? • A Joint Venture and true partnership between leading UK and US state institutions & INTO to provide pathway courses for international students • University validated and recognised pathway programmes • Programmes for international students to widen access to quality higher education in the UK & US • Living and studying in the heart of a UK or US state university • The best possible introduction to UK & US education and culture; a great place to study and a great place to make friends
  4. 4. INTO Centres
  5. 5. • Located in Norwich. • Just over 90 minutes from London • Ranked 28th in UK (Times Ranking); top 200 in world • Student population of 14,000 • Safe and friendly 300 acre campus • Ranked no 1 for student satisfaction among mainstream UK universities • Largest, most modern university Sportspark in UK
  6. 6. New INTO Study Centre at UEA
  7. 7. • Located 2.5 hours west of London • Ranked 11th in UK (Times Rankings); top 10 most popular universities in UK (applications per place); 1st in Finance •13,000 student population • Beautiful parkland campus • Times University of the Year 2007/8
  8. 8. New INTO Study Centre at Exeter (2011)
  9. 9. • A member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities • Queen’s University Belfast offers a dynamic and world-class portfolio of research and education opportunities • Queen’s University Belfast offers a ‘broad-based curriculum’ offering students a wide choice of degree programmes to progress onto • Voted one of the top 10 cities on the rise (Lonely Planet Bluelist 2007) • Belfast is the second safest city in the world behind Tokyo (United Nations) • One of the lowest costs of living in the UK (The British Council) • President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, is an ex-Queen’s student and former Pro Vice Chancellor
  10. 10. Queen’s is in the UK top 5 in: • Social Work; Pharmacy Queen’s is in the UK top 10 in: • Aerospace Engineering; Agriculture; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Food Science; Mechanical Engineering; Social Policy Queen’s is in the UK top 15 in: • Accounting; Archaeology; Anthropology; Music, Planning
  11. 11. Queen’s is in the UK Top 5 in: • Electrical Engineering • Chemical Engineering (between Cambridge and Imperial) Queen’s has 11 subject areas in the UK Top 10 including: • Civil Engineering • Pharmacy Queen’s is one of the world’s leaders in marine renewable energy and in Bio-imaging research in the study of cell tissues.
  12. 12. • Less than 3 hours by train to London • Ranked 1st in UK for graduate prospects (HESA stats) • Newcastle voted “best student city in UK” 2008, 2009 • Ranked 21st in the UK (Times ranking) • Ranked in top 10 UK universities for research (Russell Group) • 18,000 students • Lively city campus • International Reputation for research excellence and teaching quality • A centre of academic excellence for more than 150 years (since 1834) • Capital investment in campus of over £200 million
  13. 13. • 5th in UK, 9th in Europe, 40th in world (World Uni Rankings) • Most popular university in the UK (by application numbers) • The widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the UK • 35000 students from over 180 countries worldwide • University of the Year 2006 and 2005 • Ranked fourth in the UK for the quality of graduates • Over 500 subject areas, 32 subject areas rated 'Excellent' for teaching •£650 million investment in facilities in recent years
  14. 14. • One of the most modern, well-equipped campuses in the UK • Central Glasgow – the largest city in Scotland • “Vocational Higher Education on a grand scale” • “Best International Student Experience” – 2008 Times Higher Awards • 93% of graduates in employment or training within 6 months • Graduates have gone on to work for Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley, Shell UK, Tiffany's; 2 years’ work experience possible after graduation INTO Scotland at
  15. 15. Student Accommodation
  16. 16. • The University for Business and the Professions • Ranked fifth in the UK for graduate employability • Central London location • Graduates include ex-Prime Minister Blair, also head of National Bank of China and others • Cass Business School (top 5 in Europe, top in London) • Top Law school, Journalism, Politics, Economics, Engineering, many others…
  17. 17. INTO London
  18. 18. INTO London
  19. 19. INTO London
  20. 20. • Ranked 59 in the U.S. and 102 in the world[1] • Oregon’s largest university • One of only 96 universities designated with ‘highest research activity’ • Largest “College of Engineering” on America’s west coast • Along with Cornell University, only U.S. university with four grant designation • $230+ million in funded research in 2008 • No. 2 –– graduate Public Health program[2] • No. 2 –– graduate Fisheries Science[3] • No. 4 –– graduate Zoology[4] • No. 5 –– graduate Plant Pathology[5] • No. 7 –– graduate Pharmacy program • No. 7 –– graduate Agricultural Economics program • No. 8 –– graduate Nuclear Engineering • No. 9 –– graduate Science Education program [1] Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Center for World-Class Universities [2] U.S. News & World Report (2007) [3] [4] [5] The Chronicle of Higher Education in (2007)
  21. 21. University of South Florida • Major PUBLIC university • Founded in 1956 • One of the USA’s fastest-developing universities • Many top 100 subject areas • Nearly 48000 students from 120 countries (top 15 for diversity in US) • Top 50 “Best Value” public universities • Metropolitan campus in the city of Tampa on Florida’s west coast • 44th in USA for research expenditure • Great climate! 240 days of sunshine per year, average yearly temperature 28ºC • Amazing facilities for learning, living, leisure and sport
  22. 22. English Education System School 5 – 16 (11 classes) > GCSE A Level 16 – 18 Year 12 Undergraduate degree Postgraduate taught degree (Masters) – 1 year Postgraduate research degrees (Masters, Doctorates) – 1 year or more Specialisation Year 13 (Bachelors) Usually 3 years Foundation Diploma Grad Diploma
  23. 23. Scottish Education System School 5 – 17 (12 classes) > “Highers” Undergraduate degree Postgraduate taught degree (Masters) – 1 year Postgraduate research degrees (Masters, Doctorates) – 1 year or more (Bachelors) Bachelors “Ordinary” – 3 years Bachelors “Honours” - 4 years Foundation Diploma Grad Diploma
  24. 24. US Education System School 6 – 18 (12 classes) > “SATs” Undergraduate degree/Pre-prof Postgraduate taught degree (Masters) – 2 years (may be less) Postgraduate research degrees (Doctorates) – 3 years or more (Bachelors) “Major” from 3rd year Usually 4 years, can be more! UG Pathway PG Pathway
  25. 25. IELTS and language level 0 – 3.0 Beginner 3 – 5.0 Elementary - Intermediate 5.0 – 6.0 Upper intermediate 6.0 – 7.0 Advanced 7.0 + Proficiency • Oxford Placement Test is also available to test English ability – must be administered by an official INTO representative • International English Language Testing System – official English exam • Tests proficiency in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking • Two versions – “General” and “Academic” GeneralEnglish EUGS/EPGS Academic
  26. 26. INTO Programmes • General English – Beginner+ • English for undergraduate/postgraduate study – Elementary+ • Pre-sessional English – Upper Intermediate/Advanced (official test + offer) • Summer schools – Beginner + • University Year Abroad/Study Abroad with English – Upper Intermediate + – NB!! Visa requirements and language levels for English programmes!! • Foundation – High school + IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 60% + subject study • Diploma – 1 or 2 years university + IELTS 5.5/6.0 – Equivalent to level 1 Bachelors (level 2 in Scotland) • Graduate Diploma – 4 years university or more + IELTS 5.0 – For those who need further preparation for Masters or wish to change subject area
  27. 27. Living costs • UK Academic programmes - £9600 – 10950 tuition/year • US Academic programmes - $17960 - $23900 tuition/year • Language courses – depends on duration • Accommodation – depends on student preferences • PLUS living expenses • About £18 – 25000 per year tuition + living costs (UK) • About $40000 per year tuition + living costs (US)
  28. 28. How Should I apply for INTO? www.intohigher.comwww.intohigher.com INTO University Patnerships Ltd Regional Office Eastern Europe & Central Asia E: intoro@into.uk.com Local representative:

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