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University Pathway Program (UBP)

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Course Description

Our UBP course is designed for students wishing to attend an English-speaking post-secondary institution. Students work on general and academic English skills as well as post-secondary-specific skills such as research and referencing. On passing UBP, students may proceed directly to one of our pathway institutions or apply to any other post-secondary program.


Students must pass the UBP entrance test to take this course.

UBP is eight weeks, with 25 hours of teacher contact time per week.




Start Date

8 Weeks

25 hours per week

Monday to Friday

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How much does the University Pathway Program cost?

HLIC's UBP program is a 8 week course. Those who wish to enroll in the course must attend for the full 8 weeks.

All prices are listed and to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Valid health insurance is mandatory for all international students in Canada.

Homestay is offered to students who are studying with HLIC, and UBP graduates may be able to extend their homestay experience if they are attending a local college or university after they complete their language studies. Homestay cost includes 3 meals per day.


Click here for more information about our homestay program.



Admissions Fee

Health Insurance

Activities Fee

Homestay Fee

Homestay Application

Security Deposit



$150 (non-refundable)

$2 per day


$1,100 per month

$200 (non-refundable)

$400 (refundable)

Pathway Partners

HLIC is partnered with many reputable Canadian post-secondary learning institutions (universities and colleges) around the country. On passing UBP, students may proceed directly to one of our pathway institutions or apply to any other post-secondary program.​ ​


Our Pathway Partners include:

High School Partners (all located in Nova Scotia):

Shambhala School, Halifax Grammar School, King’s-Edgehill School

Why attend a Canadian University or College?

  1. Quality Education: Canadian universities offer world-renowned education with a high standard of academic excellence.

  2. Diversity: Canada is a multicultural society, and its universities reflect this diversity, providing a rich and inclusive community.

  3. Affordability: Canadian universities offer quality education at a lower cost compared to other top universities in the world.

  4. Global Recognition: Canadian degrees are recognized worldwide, and graduates have a competitive edge in the job market.

  5. Research Opportunities: Canadian universities are leaders in research and innovation, providing students with opportunities to work alongside top researchers and gain valuable experience.

  6. Student Support: Canadian universities offer a range of support services, including career counseling, academic advising, and mental health services to help students succeed.

  7. Campus Life: Canadian universities provide a vibrant campus life with a range of clubs, organizations, and activities to enhance the student experience.

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