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University of Rhode Island

Address: 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Description University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is considered to be the largest university in the smallest state of the United States: more than 13,000 students study undergraduate programs. At the same time, the atmosphere of the university is invariably friendly and benevolent, as if the educational institution is very chambered: most students and teachers know each other in person and by name, are always ready to help with advice and support.

The university campus is located just 6 miles from the coast, in transport accessibility from Boston, New York, Newport and Providence: here students can count on both the infrastructure of a large developed city, and the tranquility of the countryside and picturesque landscapes.

On the basis of the University of Rhode Island there is a well-known international organization ONCAMPUS, which allows to teach the University Pathway program, which is extremely valuable for foreign students. It is an opportunity to improve academic and language skills in a short time, to adapt to a new socio-cultural environment, to improve professional skills, in order to subsequently successfully graduate in the best universities in the United States. For study, the full-time department is offered. In the learning process, academic credits are used that can be enrolled for a degree - so, students who successfully complete the University Pathway course are guaranteed to be enrolled at the University of Rhode Island!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Rhode Island

Program name
from 400 $ / week

For foreign students wishing to improve their level of English, intensive academic courses are provided at the partner center - Stafford House International (Boston, USA).

New groups begin classes every Monday. The intensity of the studying is 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours). The language school is beautifully equipped with modern technology and provides students with the most current manuals, textbooks and teaching materials, online learning platforms. Usually the results of students after studying are easy to track after passing the IELTS or TOEFL test:

  • After 8 weeks of studying points increase by 0.5 and 10, respectively
  • After 16 weeks of studying, the IELTS results are increased by an average of 1.0 points, the TOEFL results by 20 points.
from 29 990 $ / 2 semesters


A one-year educational course is an ideal option for international students who want to effectively improve the language and academic level of preparation before entering American universities.

During the year, the programs can earn up to 30 academic credits, which can then be taken into account when obtaining a bachelor's degree - in fact, the University Pathway program is considered to be equivalent to the first year of the university. In each classroom, up to 25 students are engaged, which makes the learning process more dynamic and intensive. There is an opportunity to take additional (including individual) classes in English or academic disciplines.

For foreign students, this course is also valuable in that it makes it possible to adapt to a new cultural, academic and linguistic environment, to adapt to life on campus and to US university requirements, to streamline their knowledge in accordance with national standards. Students will learn how to work effectively independently and in a team, to work with different sources, learn to create and present scientific works and research projects, to work faster and more productively in the library and with electronic data formats.

In addition, the preparatory course is aimed at actively raising the level of the English language, enabling you to prepare for the TOEFL exam (those who wish can pass it at the end of the course).

 In total, three dates are offered throughout the year, when you can start learning:

  • Spring: 1 semester = from 16 January to 12 May, 2 semester = from 22 May to 11 August
  • Summer: 1 semester = from May 20 to August 11, 2 semester = from August 28 to December 22
  • Autumn: 1 semester = August 28 - December 22, 2 semester = January to May.
from 14 995 $ / semester

The ONCAMPUS program at the University of Rhode Island is designed for foreign students who want to enter the University of Rhode Island for undergraduate programs. For those who wish to receive post-secondary education in the United States, it is difficult to adapt to the education system and the order of the university, and this program is designed to facilitate the adaptation of the student and help him to acquire the necessary academic, social and behavioral skills to successfully integrate into a new collective and value system.

The program is designed for applicants from the age of 17 who graduated from high school and speak English at the level of IELTS from 5.5 or TOEFL - 60. The program lasts one academic year (2 semesters) and can begin 3 times a year - in January, May and August. Depending on the start time, there are three options for the program:

Option 1:

  • Semester 1 - from January 16 to May 12
  • Semester 2 - from May 22 to August 11

Option 2:

  • Semester 1 - from May 20 to August 11
  • Semester 2 - from August 28 to December 22

Option 3:

  • Semester 1 - 28 August - 22 December
  • Semester 2 - from January to May.

The program includes carefully selected academic courses necessary for the full involvement of the student in the diversity of university programs and areas of study. In addition to academic subjects, students are actively engaged in English, improving their level. For regular monitoring of academic progress, students carry out various projects, write essays, prepare presentations. Also during the academic year, inconspicuous "slices" for students are held, at which the teachers find out the success of mastering this or that course / area of ​​knowledge and set priorities for further work. Academic subjects are assessed by the university system of credits (each subject is from 1 to 4 credits). To successfully complete the year of study, the student needs to receive  32 credits (16 in each of the semesters).

Educational program:

Semester 1:

1.Academic subjects (16 credits)

  • Skills of writing (3 credits)
  • Pre-calculation (3 credits)
  • Introduction to film production (3 credits)
  • Introduction to biology (3 credits)
  • Cultural anthropology (3 credits)
  • Planning for academic success (1 credit)

2.English language

  • English for Academic Purposes (4 hours a week)
  • English for special purposes (2 hours per week).

Semester 2:

1.Academic subjects (16 credits):

  • Basics of Communication (3 credits)
  • Calculations (3 credits)
  • Resource Economics (3 credits)
  • Chemistry (4 credits)
  • World literature (3 credits)

2.English language

  • English for Academic Purposes (4 hours a week)
  • English for special purposes (2 hours per week).

In addition to subjects and the English language, every foreign student receives additional support from teachers and university staff during their studies. Support includes:

1.Special adaptation workshops:

  • 2 hours a week
  • Studying the resources of the University of Rhode Island
  • Intercultural and international relations and mutual understanding
  • Use outside the educational development opportunities
  • Introduction to Academic Skills / Learning Skills for Successful Development

2. Support of academic skills

  • 8 hours a week
  • Comprehensive support of the student in his research activities
  • Development of skills necessary for successful study

3. Personal counseling

  • Passes as required in the format 1 to 1 (teacher-student)
  • Support on all necessary issues, including training, adaptation issues and others.

If the program is successfully completed, the student is guaranteed admission to the selected undergraduate program at the University of Rhode Island. A big advantage is a huge number of programs, in the list of which everyone will find what he needs.

Bachelor's programs:

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Science and technology in the field of animals
  • Anthropology
  • Aqua culture and technology of fishing
  • art
  • History of art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business management
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering and Environmental Design
  • Studies of classical civilizations
  • Communication research
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Economy
  • Preschool education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurial management
  • Economics and management of the environment
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Research in the field of environment
  • Research in the field of film production
  • Finance
  • Food (nutrition) and society
  • French
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Geology
  • Geological Oceanography
  • German
  • Global Business Management
  • international Business
  • International Business Program
  • International Engineering Program
  • Italian language
  • Research in the field of health
  • Healthcare and clinical sciences
  • History
  • Human development and family research
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Jazz research
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science - Applied
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science - Pre-professional
  • landscape architecture
  • Language and Literature
  • Marine Research
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Informatics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Musical composition
  • Musical education
  • History of Music and Literature
  • Musical performances
  • Natural and physical sciences
  • Nutrition and Nutrition
  • Food and food
  • Engineering in the field of ocean research
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and medical education
  • Physics
  • Physics and Physical Oceanography
  • The Science of Plants
  • Political and global research
  • Political science
  • Pre-veterinary medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public relations
  • Secondary education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Stage and theatrical management
  • Supply Chain Management System
  • Sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • Textile Marketing
  • Textiles, merchandising and design
  • Theatrical action
  • Theater design and technology
  • Theater Guide
  • Visual art and design
  • Biology of wild nature and nature protection
  • Writing and rhetoric.

Accommodation, housing and food

All ONCAMPUS members live in their own residences at the University of Rhode Island. Children are constantly under the supervision of teachers and special staff - placement consultants (Resident Assistant (RA) and Resident Director (RD)) who help with the solution of any issues, create a friendly and comfortable environment.

Meals are arranged according to the boarding system, three times a day: for this purpose, the common dining rooms of Butterfield Dining Halls and Mainfare Dining Halls operate. There is a possibility of ordering dietary dishes or compiling a diet that meets religious or medical prescriptions (by prior arrangement).

Please note: all students leave the residence during the winter holidays between semesters (but can stay to live during the spring break and on Thanks giving in November, when the university is closed and classes are not held). For the summer semester, the student can change the room and choose a room in the summer residence.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : IELTS preparation, Preparation for TOEFL


  • According to the U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings ranked among the top national universities of the United States
  • Ranked 131 among universities with Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked 108 among universities with Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • According to Forbes Occupies 167 place in the country among research universities
  • The proximity to the ocean provides the opportunity for beach recreation and water sports
  • Upon successful completion of ONCAMPUS University Pathway, students are guaranteed a place in the university: a choice of more than 10 academic units, more than 80 program options
  • Excellent, practical-oriented programs increase the chances of successful employment in the USA
  • ONCAMPUS University Pathway program is actually considered the first course of bachelor's programs, it makes it possible to earn up to 30 educational loans, which will reduce the basic time of study at the university, acquire valuable knowledge and skills.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

In total, three dates are offered during the year when you can start studying:

  • Spring: 1 semester = January 16 to May 12, 2 semester = May 22 to August 11
  • Summer : 1 semester = from May 20 to August 11, 2 semester = from August 28 to December 22
  • Autumn: 1 semester = August 28 - December 22, 2 semester = January to May.

Additional paid:

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Registration fee 
  • Academic deposit (refundable)
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fees
  • Roundtrip
  • Roundtrips
  • Medical Insurance and related costs.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Once the student is convinced of his desire to participate in the program, determines his goals and what is desired to achieve the goal, it is worthwhile to carefully consider the available study options:

  • Programs;
  • Additional courses;
  • Electives;
  • Intensity of lessons;
  • Admissions committee requirements;
  • Research opportunities etc.

For admission to the university it will be useful to take the preparation courses for exams TOEFL, SAT, ACT (if you do not already have these certificates), to visit profile lessons on writing an extended essay and motivation letter.

Each applicant must fill out an official application form and provide a general package of documents: usually this is an identity card, a report card with grades from the previous place of study, certificates of tests in subjects and English, letters of recommendation and characteristics and. . Please note that all documents must be translated into English and notarized.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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