UCA is dedicated to sustained student success, regardless of whether students choose to attend UCA in the future. Pre-university programming is designed to prepare high school students for the level of intensive instruction, mentorship and support that defines the UCA educational experience. UCA’s winter upgrading programmes, the UCA Summer Upgrading Camp and Aga Khan Humanities Project courses all provide supplemental learning opportunities to improve student readiness.
Preparatory programming helps bridge the critical gaps. UCA’s Winter Upgrading Programme works with Grade 11 students to improve their English and mathematics, two essential subjects often not covered adequately in regional curricula. Through applied learning and curriculum tailored to areas of need, UCA’s programming focuses on building skills required by international, English-medium universities. Students leave the programme better equipped to apply to competitive universities and sit for the UCA Admissions Exam.
Integrated enrichment programmes expose students to the holistic experience of a residential university. UCA’s Summer Camp combines academics with exciting learning opportunities, sports, drama, debate and field trips to practice English-language skills and interact with fellow Grade 10 campers from across the region over a three-week, residential camp experience. Participants engage with curricula designed by North American educators for Central Asian students, receive information and resources on applying to university programmes, and are mentored by camp counsellors from all over the world.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is improving the quality of teaching and curriculum through a strong network of partnerships with public Central Asian universities. AKHP develops and delivers resources, training and courses through its Curriculum Development, Faculty Development and Humanities in English programmes to foster the development of critical thinking and academic writing skills within a multidisciplinary humanities framework. Learn more here.