The International Foundations Program (IFP), formerly English for Academic Purposes (EAP), offers intensive English Language programming designed to prepare academically-qualified students whose native language is not English for study in the University of Calgary’s degree or diploma programs. IFP is intended for prospective international, Permanent Resident or Canadian students whose level of English Language Proficiency (ELP) is at a high-intermediate to advanced level. IFP is not designed for beginners. Academically-qualified students admitted to the University of Calgary can apply for admission to one of three streams of IFP:
A. The IFP Pathways stream offers English language courses concurrently with first-year core degree program courses.
B. The IFP Bridging stream is for those students accepted to their faculty/departments on the condition that they demonstrate English Language Proficiency.
C. The IFP Preparation stream allows students to register as an Open Studies student to develop English proficiency for other purposes. These include students who wish to apply for admission to a degree program, students who wish to upgrade their language skills, or students who missed the application deadline for the IFP Bridging stream.