University of Newcastle signs agreement with Kaplan Higher Education to develop international pathway college

Monday, 23 November 2020

The University of Newcastle has signed an agreement with Kaplan Higher Education to develop an international pathway college set to prepare new cohorts of international students from 2021.

Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor Global Engagement and Partnerships, Professor Tony Travaglione, said “We know that our offshore students are very keen to engage with our institution and I know that the Kaplan partnership will deliver an innovative, student centric learning experience to our international pathways students thereby maximising progression into University of Newcastle undergraduate and post graduate,”

At the College, students will be able to undertake a range of academic programs with a comprehensive English language program, providing them with the necessary foundation for studies at the University.

Professor Travaglione said the University and Kaplan had been working closely over the past few months since their partnership was announced, to develop plans to bring the new College to life.

“The International Pathway College will be the first strategic step towards a range of initiatives and pathways for our next international cohort of life-ready graduates,” he said.

“Students at the College will enjoy many of the same benefits offered to University of Newcastle domestic students, including access to our highly regarded and effective student support services.”

“They will also have open access to the University libraries and other on-campus facilities.

“The aim of the College is to provide a seamless transition between the two institutions and promote a study culture that enables success for students from a range of backgrounds and cultures.”

“We are known for our commitment to equitable education and I’m proud to be able to welcome the first student intake to our College in March 2021,” Professor Travaglione said.

Rob Regan, Managing Director, Kaplan International ANZ, said “We are excited to work in partnership with the University of Newcastle to provide international students with programs that are stream-based and degree focused, with students able to study university curriculum in a supportive yet academically challenging environment”.

“We are committed to helping students achieve their educational and career goals and the partnership with University of Newcastle will strengthen the global reach and build on combined networks and resources.”


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