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English for Academic Purposes


Are you interested in pursuing your studies at a Canadian post-secondary institution, but don’t have the necessary English language skills to be accepted? Come to Holland College, located in Prince Edward Island, where you can improve your English and choose from 70 different diploma and certificate programs.

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is extremely flexible to meet your needs. Students may enter the program at any time, and the minimum enrolment commitment is only four weeks, allowing you to study at a time that is convenient to you. Of course, the longer you study, the more progress you will make.

*The Holland College CanTEST is used as a placement test only and accepted by Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island for admission. It is not the official CanTEST offered by the University of Ottawa, and generally not recognized by other Canadian universities.

EAP Placement Guidelines


Level CLB CanTEST Score IELTS
Beginner Levels 3 High Beginner 2.0 2.5-3.0
Intermediate Levels 4
Levels 5
Levels 6
Low intermediate 2.5
Intermediate 3.0
High Intermediate 3.5
3.0-4.0
4.5
5.0
Advanced Levels 7
Levels 8
Advanced 4.0
Advanced 4.5
5.5
6.0

*CLB is Canadian Language Benchmarks; CanTEST is a standardized English proficiency test

Fees (Canadian funds)


Registration Fee $100
Tuition (Minimum of 4 weeks) $325/week
Charlottetown airport pick-up and drop-off Free
Health Insurance $1.65/day or a flat rate of $30 for less than 18 days From $30

Accommodations (Canadian funds)


Campus Residences

Living in residence is a great way to get the most out of college life. The residences are made up of one, two, and three bedroom furnished units, each with its own kitchenette and bathroom. You stay for the entire academic school year, there are no monthly rentals. For details, visit our residence home page.

Off Campus Accommodations

Off campus accommodations include apartments, rooms with kitchen privileges, room and board arrangements, and sharing with roommates. For a list of off-site accommodations, visit our off-campus page.

Homestay

A safe and convenient place for you to live while studying abroad. Stay with a local Canadian family and experience a new culture and language as a member of the family. You will likely have your own private room and meals are usually included. An excellent opportunity to practise English outside of school.

On Campus Residence $5,109 – $8,853/year
Off Campus Residence $400 – $600/month (approx.)
Homestay $800/month (pay host directly)