INTO OSU programs include intensive English and academic, credit-bearing courses.


The Pathway programs supply students with a 3-4-term course of study, combining intensive English courses with credit-bearing OSU courses. After successfully completing all required courses, students will be eligible to enter their chosen degree program at the sophomore level. Terms are aligned with OSU academic terms.

Academic English

Academic English provides English instruction for academic purposes, preparing students to enter the university. To enter the university, students should either complete Academic English level 6 or attain an appropriate TOEFL or IELTS score. Terms are aligned with OSU academic terms.

INTO OSU Student Performance and Progression

Overall, 75% of Pathway students progress to OSU, most after just three terms. Pathway progressors have outperformed direct international and domestic students several years in a row. Students who do not progress after the standard three terms may take up to five terms total (six terms by exception).