Kaplan launches pathway with University of York

18 November, 2015

Kaplan International Colleges has signed an agreement with the University of York in the UK to provide university preparation programmes for international students.

Linda Cowan (right), Managing Director of Kaplan International Colleges, and Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York

The new University of York International Pathway College will prepare students for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the university in a range of subject areas, with the first intake from September 2016.

The university said it would control entry requirements, academic quality and tuition, and confirmed that all teaching staff will be employed by the university, with Kaplan providing support services to students before they arrive, during their time at the college and during transition to a degree.

For its first year of operation, the pathway programmes will be delivered at an existing university building, before moving to a new, purpose-built piazza building from 2017.

Under an initial agreement, Kaplan has already commenced teaching 60 international students at its pathway college in London, with a view to those students potentially progressing to the University of York in October 2016.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Koen Lamberts, said, “The international Pathway College demonstrates our vision to create the UK’s most rigorous university preparation programmes providing excellent preparation for life as a full-time student at the University of York.”  

Linda Cowan, Managing Director of Kaplan International Colleges, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with the University of York, a Russell Group university that is globally recognised for its excellent teaching and cutting-edge research. With its strong focus on providing a supportive and stimulating environment for their international students, the university is a natural partner for Kaplan International Colleges.”

The university said that the agreement for the new pathway college would likely generate 359 new jobs and an annual UK£16.6 million (US$25.2 million) boost for the local economy. 

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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