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Canadian University signs partnership with largest private higher education group in China

UCW and TLG Canada sign partnership with Beifang Education Group

University Canada West (UCW) and The Language Gallery (TLG) Canada have signed a three-party partnership agreement with Beifang Education Group, the largest private higher education group in China.

The five-year agreement will allow students from Beifang International Education Group’s bachelor’s degrees to be eligible for UCW’s MBA programme. The admission would be subject to the programmes’ specific criteria, including knowledge of the English language.

TLG Canada will then offer its University Pathway Program (UPP) to students in need of further assistance with this specific requirement.

The UPP is a pre-sessional programme designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university or college and need to meet the language requirements of their conditional offer.

By incorporating this programme, the partnership will ensure Beifang students have all the resources required to access higher education in Canada.

Beifang International Education Group has over 200,000 students in 22 universities in China, plus two in the US. The network also includes business schools and colleges teaching a variety of subjects, from engineering to arts, science and technology.

Brock Dykeman, President at University Canada West, said:

“We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Beifang, which is a well-established education provider in China and beyond.

“This partnership is a decisive step forward in the international development of our institution. Working together, we hope to open the doors of higher education in Canada to a greater number of international students.”

The agreement was signed by Brock Dykeman and Cyndi McLeod, CEO of GUS Canada, on behalf of TLG Canada.

Ms Miao Yang, CEO of the North America company for the Chinese education group, represented Beifang at the ceremonial moment.

Cyndi McLeod, who represented The Language Gallery Canada, said:

“TLG Canada has been providing great support to UCW’s students to ensure they possess the best English skills to study in Canada. Its participation in this partnership will now help Beifang students to make the most of this opportunity.”

The partnership will officially start in Autumn 2020, when UCW and TLG Canada will welcome the first cohort of students from Beifang International Education Group.


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