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English for Academic Purposes

Covid-19 Notice

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Holland College is offering classes online only. You can sign up for a semester of language training beginning in September from anywhere in the world by emailing jmmacleod@hollandcollege.com. Tuition is $4,500 CAD per semester.

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.

The EAP Program is offered all year and students can begin at any time. This program is designed for students who are preparing for academic study and who must develop proficiency in the English language in order to be successful in their Post-Secondary College Program. You must commit for the minimum of one semester, but of course the longer you study, the more progress you will make.   

For more information email jmmacleod@hollandcollege.com or call 902-566-9565 .

How To Apply

Step 1: Complete the online Holland College Application form.

If you are applying for the EAP Program you do not need to send your high school transcript or resume, however if you would like to be considered for acceptance into a Holland College post-secondary program, you will need these documents at a later date.

Step 2: One of our EAP Advisors will contact you to schedule your EAP Placement test*. This test is used as a guideline to determine whether you will be in our beginner or intermediate level of EAP. The placement test is completed online, however if you have a current IELTS score we can use this score to determine in which EAP level to place you.

*The result of the Holland College placement test is not proof of academic language proficiency for a Holland College post-secondary program.

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
Advanced Levels 7
Levels 8
Advanced 4.0
Advanced 4.5

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

Fees (Canadian funds)

Registration Fee $100
Tuition $1,300/4 weeks
Health Insurance  $1.45/day

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.


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 $5,155 – $8,951/year
Off Campus Residence $400 – $600/month (approx.)
Homestay $800/month (pay host directly)