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English for Academic Purposes

Are you interested in pursuing your studies at a Canadian post-secondary institution, but do not have the necessary English language skills to be accepted? Study in person with Holland College, located in Prince Edward Island, where you can improve your English and then choose from 70 different diploma and certificate programs.

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is flexible to meet your needs. Semesters begin in September, January and May. At Holland College we offer:

For more information email EAP@hollandcollege.com or call 902-566-9537.

How To Apply

Step 1: Create a Dashboard Account and complete the online application.

If you are applying for the EAP Program you do not need to send your high school transcript or resume, however, if you would like to be considered for acceptance into a Holland College post-secondary program, you will need these documents at a later date.

Step 2: One of our EAP Advisors will contact you to schedule your EAP Placement test*. This test is used as a guideline to determine whether you will be in our beginner or intermediate level of EAP. The placement test is completed online, however, if you have a current IELTS score we can use these results instead.

*The result of the Holland College placement test is not proof of academic language proficiency for a Holland College post-secondary program.

EAP Placement Guidelines

EAP Placement Guidelines
Level CLB* CanTEST Score** IELTS
Beginner Levels 3
Levels 4
High Beginner 2.0
Low intermediate 2.5
Intermediate Levels 5
Levels 6
Intermediate 3.0
High Intermediate 3.5
Advanced Levels 7
Levels 8
Advanced 4.0
Advanced 4.5

*Canadian Language Benchmarks
**CanTEST is a standardized English proficiency test

Fees (Canadian funds)

Summary of Fees in Canadian Dollars
Registration Fee $100
Tuition $4,590/semester
Health Insurance  $1.45/day

Accommodations (Canadian funds)

Campus Residences

Living in residence is a great way to get the most out of college life. The residences are made up of one, two, and three-bedroom furnished units, each with its own kitchenette and bathroom. You stay for the entire academic school year, there are no monthly rentals. For details, visit our residence home page.

Off-Campus Accommodations

Off-campus accommodations include apartments, rooms with kitchen privileges, room and board arrangements, and sharing with roommates. For a list of off-site accommodations, visit our off-campus page.


A safe and convenient place for you to live while studying abroad. Stay with a local Canadian family and experience a new culture and language as a member of the family. You will likely have your own private room and meals are usually included. An excellent opportunity to practise English outside of school.

Summary of Accommodation Fees
On-Campus Residence $5,155 – $8,951/year
Off-Campus Residence $400 – $600/month (approx.)
Homestay $800/month (pay host directly)