Embassy Pathways- Your Journey to University

A seamless pathway program offering intensive English studies with conditional acceptance to one of our many university partners.


  • Wide range of university partners across the U.S.A and Canada.
  • No need to take the TOEFL or IELTS.  An Embassy certificate is all you need.
  • Join one of our university partners from any Embassy center in North America.
  • Our Embassy onTrack tool will help you track your progress to ensure you reach your goals for university.

Application Process:

  • Send application and supporting documents to embassypathways@studygroup.com
  • Embassy admissions processes application and requests conditional letter of admission from the university on your behalf.
  • If confirmed, conditional letter of admissions and visa documents are mailed directly to you.
  • Arrive and begin your studies with Embassy.
  • Once you reach your target English level, transfer to your university of choice.

Study Group University Partners:

  1. James Madison University
  2. Merrimack College
  3. Roosevelt University
  4. University of Vermont
  5. Widener University

Other University Partners:

  1. Akron University
  2. Algoma University (Canada)
  3. Auburn University
  4. Berkeley College
  5. California State Univ, Fresno
  6. California State University
  7. Centennial College (Canada)
  8. College of Southern Nevada
  9. DeVry University
  10. Endicott College
  11. Florida International University
  12. Foothill/DeAnza College
  13. Frostburg State University
  14. Full Sail University
  15. Green River Community College
  16. Lakehead University (Canada)
  17. Lambton College (Canada)
  18. Longwood University
  19. Mass. College of Pharm and Health Sciences
  20. Middle Tennessee State University
  21. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  22. National University
  23. Niagara University
  24. NY Film Academy
  25. Pacific Lutheran University
  26. St. Johns University
  27. Stratford University
  28. Texas Wesleyan Univ
  29. The Art Institute
  30. Trine University
  31. University of Baltimore
  32. University of Central Florida
  33. University of Kansas
  34. W. New England Univ
  35. Wayne State University
  36. Wentworth Institute of Technology

Course structure

28 lessons/week


Morning and/or afternoon classes according to the school timetable* Monday to Friday
23 hours  20 minutes a week
*Receive your actual timetable on arrival

Lesson Length

50 minutes

Course duration

Up to 4 stages of 10 weeks/stage

Entry level


 CEFR level  IELTS

Course length

stage 1

 B1+  4.5

10 weeks

stage 2

 B2  5.0

10 weeks

stage 3

 B2+  5.5

10 weeks

stage 4

 C1  6.0

10 weeks

Start dates  

25 January

18 July

29 February

 22 August

4 April

26 September

9 May

 31 October

13 June

 5 December


Receive a Certificate of Achievement, awarded by the Academic Board.

Assessment and progress

This course is assessed by course assignments (two essays, oral presentation, and research report) and a mid-term and end of term exam. Stay focussed with: learning goals & objectives, personal learning plans, progress tutorials and reports.  Find out what it's like inside the classroom.

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Learning goals and outcomes - Stage 1 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of language structure and vocabulary for an academic environment
  • Display reading and listening comprehension, note-taking and summarising skills
  • Meet basic research, academic writing, and oral presentation skills requirements
  • Show ability to work in groups, evaluate your own progress and demonstrate a basic competence in study skills
Lessons per week
  • grammar (6)
  • vocabulary (4)
  • listening and speaking (8)
  • reading and writing (6)
  • study skills (4)
 Learning goals and outcomes - Stage 2 

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of language structure in academic writing and an oral presentation
  • Display ability to critically evaluate texts, and recognise a variety of text types
  • Develop ability to formulate, present and argue a point of view both in writing and in discussion
  • Show effective research and study skills
Lessons per week

  • grammar (5)
  • vocabulary (5)
  • listening and speaking (6)
  • reading and writing (8)
  • study skills (4)
Learning goals and outcomes - Stage 3

  • Demonstrate an ability to comprehend and engage critically with ideas and texts
  • Display the skills to participate and contribute effectively in a high level academic environment
  • Show independent skills in research, analysis, synthesis, academic writing and oral presentation
Lessons per week

  • grammar (4)
  • vocabulary (6)
  • listening and speaking (6)
  • reading and writing (8)
  • study skills (4)

 Learning goals and outcomes - Stage 4

  • Develop competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening with a particular emphasis on writing and reading in an academic context
  • Develop and extend research skills; refine independent study skills
  • Refine and apply learnt vocabulary, punctuation and grammar in written work and spoken language
  • Use study, organisational and presentation skills for effective participation in an Australian academic setting
  • Acquire knowledge of Australian and global issues as well as discipline specific issues
  • Use English in situations ranging from formal to informal, and recognise and produce a variety of genres and tone of voice
Lessons per week

  • grammar (2)
  • vocabulary (6)
  • listening and speaking (4)
  • reading and writing (8)
  • study skills (8)

Each of the four stages comprises five modules: speaking, listening, reading, writing and study skills; each with specific outcomes that you need to master before moving on to the next stage

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Key facts

  • Course duration: Each stage is 10 weeks long and you can take up to 4 different stages
  • Class size: 18
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 28
  • Learning materials: Included
  • Start: See About the Course> Start dates
  • Minimum age: 18