Join us for our upcoming Open House to explore how our professional programs in Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Technical Management can help you meet your goals, build your professional network, and equip you with the technical, leadership, and management skills that employers are looking for.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, gain information on financial aid and career opportunities, and find out why UMBC-Shady Grove is the perfect place to expand your education.
We have four new partner institutions from the USA and Canada launched in Accelerate this week. Get to know about them below.
Western New England University
Western New England (WNE) University started from modest beginnings as a satellite division of Northeastern University. WNE is located in Springfield, a major city in New England and is over an hour away from Boston and three hours from New York. WNE is one of the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall, an accolade given by onlineschoolscenter.com so international students starting this fall are up for a real treat! WNE is also ranked by the U.S. News and World Report in its Best National Universities 2021 rankings and is among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the United States. Not only that, WNE is also ranked #5 in the U.S. and #1 in Massachusetts for getting a job after graduation.
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) offers students a high-quality academic curriculum as well as fun extra-curricular activities. It is also one of America's most beautiful campuses, just 100 steps away from the beach and nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains.
SBCC grants associate degrees that are OPT-eligible. It also has an ESL program for international students who want to improve their English language skills. SBCC is an ideal choice for students looking to fulfill general education courses before pursuing a bachelor's degree from another institution. It has transfer agreements with top universities.
SBCC has been named the #1 Value Community College for three years straight.
Ohlone College is located in a 534-acre hillside site above the northern reaches of Silicon Valley. Ohlone enrols approximately 15,000 students per year across its three campuses, Fremont, Newark and online and with its 300 acres of open space, the campus offers a safe and beautiful learning environment.
International students at Ohlone College typically pursue a 2-year Associate’s Degree for Transfer (ADT) and proceed to a university to complete their final 2 years of Bachelor’s degree.
King's University College
King’s University College is a liberal arts university college affiliated with Western University Canada where students can enjoy and take advantage of small classes while still being part of the larger university network. King’s is home to some 3,500 students from Canada and the world and is located in London – a fast growing city between Toronto and Detroit.
King’s is a public Catholic university college recognised both nationally and internationally for its excellent academic programs, generous scholarships and comprehensive student services.
We are happy to welcome Ontario Tech University and Western University to Accelerate. These are two highly ranked institutions in Canada for their education quality and learning environment. Recruitment partners are now able to promote these institutions to international students and find those with the right fit. Learn more about these American institutions below.
Ontario Tech University Ontario Tech University is a modern, forward-thinking university that teaches students to harness knowledge to contribute to economic growth, regional development and social innovation. It challenges students to not only develop the next breakthrough, but to integrate social and ethical considerations with technology.
Students enjoy experiential learning opportunities in the form ofinternships, co-ops, practicums and research projects, among others. Ontario Tech University also partners with industry, community, government and academic organisations to connect researchers and students to uncover innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. The campus houses 80 specialised research laboratories and facilities.
#1 undergraduate university in Ontario for reputation
#1 library in Canada for an undergraduate university
Within six months of graduation:
- 85% of graduates are employed. Of the 85%, 77% are employed within their field
- 28% earn more than $50,000 annually—which is above the Ontario average.
Western University Western University is one of Canada’s top 10 research-intensive universities. It attracts the best and the brightest from around the world, with moore than 5,000 international students from 128 different countries. The ‘Western Experience’ involves quality education and access to academic support, leadership & mentoring, wellness, career education, experiential learning and more. 95.2% of Western graduates find employment within two years after graduation.
The Western campus is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful. Its mixture of Gothic-style buildings and modern, LEED-certified structures make it a picturesque place for learning.
International Admissions Scholarships are available starting in September 2021. They range from CAD 2,000 to CAD 25,000. No application is required and international students are automatically considered in the first year.
100% of programs offer internships, co-op and practicum
Ranked among the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.
Get to know our newest US partner institutions on Accelerate
Anna Maria College, Illinois College and New England College are the three newest US institutions that have been officially launched on the Accelerate platform so far. Recruitment partners are now able to promote these institutions to international students and find those with the right fit. Learn more about these American institutions below.
Anna Maria College Anna Maria College is located in Paxton, Massachusetts, USA. It provides quality academic programs that combine a liberal arts education with real-life career preparation. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalised learning experience and optimal student involvement.
Students are treated as professionals-in-training from day one. Anna Maria College's programs are specifically designed to provide students with strong practical skills and connect them to professional opportunities.
The Career and Leadership Center, Diversity & Inclusion Office, Student Success Center and other services prepare students to transform the world as an ethical leader and community-oriented professional
Graduate programs offer benefits such as small classes, opportunities for interaction and learning, and, most importantly, faculty members who are hand-picked for their high levels of education and professional expertise
Programs are designed to provide students with strong practical skills and to connect them with professional opportunities like internships.
Illinois College Illinois College is a liberal arts college that delivers exceptional yet affordable education in a safe and beautiful campus. More than 40 programs are offered to international students. Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It ranks #140 in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings.
Washington Monthly’s 2020 Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking placed Illinois College at #56 based on its “contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.”
One of “The Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” for 2020 according to Money. IC received strong scores for value, affordability and quality
Illinois College was also named one of the best colleges in the Midwest in The Princeton Review’s 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region
International student scholarships are available, ranging from USD 20,000 to USD 23,000 per year.
New England College New England College is a creative, diverse, and supportive learning community that offers experiential education and innovative academic programs. International students have over 70 programs to choose from across art & design, education, humanities, management & business, the natural sciences and social science. There is a suitable program for any student no matter their future aspirations or dreams. Students also enjoy internship opportunities to access real-world, hands-on training.
Provides flexibility on admission requirements to accommodate the academic differences of each country and to recognise the achievements of international students
Students have benefitted from over 1,000 internship opportunities, ongoing access to real-world experience, and hands-on training through active collaboration with industry partners and career counselling services
Several on-campus residence halls offering a variety of accommodation and rates
Student can choose among 40 student organisations. They also have access to support services like the Office of Career & Life Planning Centre.