The goals of the Bridge Program include raising students’ English proficiency to university level, preparing students for the intellectual demands of university study, and providing a complete English language learning experience, both in and out of class. 

The Bridge Program gives students the opportunity to become part of the AUR student community without the pressure of immediate undergraduate/graduate study; they receive the same individualized attention, in small classes, with instruction by highly-qualified professors and are fully integrated into the cultural and social life of AUR’s multi-cultural and diverse student body.

Additionally, General Education and Free Elective classes may be taken alongside the Bridge Program. Credits earned in this period will count towards the student’s final degree. 

Upon successful completion of the AUR Bridge Program students will continue into their chosen major.  Once the student is matriculating they will receive full reimbursement of the AUR Bridge Program offset against tuition fees.

Undergraduate Degree Program
Students with a TOEFL score of 57-99 (IELTS 4.0-5.5) will be accepted into an Undergraduate Degree Program on the condition that they successfully complete an Intermediate Intensive English course within their first semester. GenEd and Free Elective classes can be taken alongside the Intensive English Course and credits earned in this period will count towards their final degree.

Entry requirements for Intermediate Intensive English course

Entry requirements for Undergraduate degree at AUR

TOEFL IELTS CAE FCE PET TOEFL IELTS CAE FCE PET
iBT
57
4.0 n/a 140 (B1) Pass or Merit iBT
100
6.0
with 5.5 in all elements
170 (B2) 170 Grade C Distinction
CBT
163
CBT
250
PBT
488
PBT
600

Graduate Degree Program
Students with a TOEFL score of 100-110 (IELTS 6.0-6.5) will be accepted into an Graduate Degree Program on the condition that they successfully complete an Advanced Intensive English course within their first semester.

Entry requirements for Intermediate Intensive English course

Entry requirements for Graduate degree at AUR

TOEFL IELTS CAE FCE PET TOEFL IELTS CAE FCE PET
iBT
100
5.5 170 (B2) 170 Grade C Distinction iBT
110
7.0 180 Grade C 170 Grade A n/a
CBT
250
CBT
270
PBT
600
PBT
637

N.B. Numbers for the CAE and the FCE are based on the New Cambridge English Scale

 

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
 - iBT: Internet Based TOEFL
 - CBT: Computer Based TOEFL
 - PBT: Paper Based TOEFL

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

CAE: Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

FCE: Cambridge First Certificate of English

PET: Cambridge Preliminary English Test



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FEES

Intensive Academic English Bridge Program - Tuition: €3250
Optional 3-Credit Elective Course - Tuition: €1200

Upon successful completion of the Bridge Program and enrolment on a full-time undergraduate/graduate program student will receive reimbursement offset against tuition fees of:
Intensive Academic English Bridge Program only: €3250
Intensive Academic English Bridge Program plus optional Elective: €3500