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Goal of this program

If your English test score is below requirements of the BA program we offer you an intensive English course.

Prerequisite Intensive Module in English (PRIME) is a part of the BA program. It is an additional module prior to being fully in BA courses.

PRIME is designed to help you improve academic English language skills and prepare for full BA studies.

Immersive

Study & practice in an international environment

Earn credits

Toward your BA degree

What to expect?

Your day as PRIME student

You will take English classes to improve your skills and attend BA classes that do not require advanced English knowledge.  

How long will PRIME take?

It includes two semesters, each 14 weeks long.

If you have a high TOEFL score and strong grades during first semester of PRIME you will likely move to BA courses after completing a first semester.

If you have a low TOEFL score and earn low grades in first semester of PRIME you will likely remain in PRIME for two semesters.   

Will this affect my BA program?

Each student has individual schedule for BA program. During PRIME you will take some of your classes so there is no "catching-up".  You might need more time to graduate, but it all depends on you plan your course load.

No "catching-up"

Each student has individual schedule

100% Success

All students who attend classes and show effort move to BA program

5 classes / day

Academic load like regular BA student

20 students

Average group depending on classes

Structure

As part of the PRIME program, students will take academic language classes and some BA classes that do not require advanced level of English.  

Spring semester
  • Academic Reading and Vocabulary II (3 ECTS credits) 
  • University Research Writing (3 ECTS credits)
  • Academic Communication II: Presentation Skills (3 ECTS credits)
  • Integrated Skills
  •  Introduction to the Gospels: Mark
  • Contemporary Global Issues 

After the first semester you will be evaluated and decision will be made if you stay for second semester or move to BA course.  

Fall semester
  • Academic Reading and Vocabulary I (3 ECTS credits)
  • Introduction to University Writing (3 ECTS credits)
  • Academic Communication I: Listening, Note-taking and Discussion
  • English Grammar and Syntax (3 ECTS credits)

After completing the second semester, students who showed effort and have met academic criteria will move to BA course.  

Admissions

You should fill a standard application for a BA program of your choice and send us all required documents.

Upon receiving them, we will evaluate your application and inform you if you will be required to attend PRIME program.  

Entry requirements

PRIME is part of BA program. It has a lower language requirements but you have to meet all other academic criteria.  

Language requirements for PRIME
TOEFL® ITP 420
TOEFL® iBT 36
IELTS ACADEMIC 5.0

Payment & aid

Total price for two semesters of PRIME is 1,537.50 EUR. Each semester includes 9 ECTS credits and costs 768.75 EUR.

Financial aid

Students are not eligible for any financial aid while they attend PRIME. However, you will be able to apply for financial aid for your BA Program as soon as you finish one or two semester of prime (depending on your performance).

Read about financial aid for BA programs >

Refund policy

Unforeseen circumstances may sometimes cause students to request a tuition fee refund. Please read our rules:  

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