International Study Center

Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway Programs

Your Pathway to a Degree at Baylor University

At the International Study Center, we offer pathways to a range of degrees at Baylor University. With programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, you’ll be able to gain an American degree no matter your interests and where you are in your academic journey.

Our programs are specifically designed for you to progress to the degree of your choice at Baylor. With us, you’ll gain the English language level, study skills, and subject knowledge to study a range of degrees. Our expert staff will also help you settle in to life in the U.S, so you can concentrate on getting the most out of your studies and achieving your goals.

Global Gateway Program

We offer routes for both undergraduate and graduate students. Choose your route and learn more about how to study with us.

International Year

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Our International Year is the first year of your degree at Baylor University – but spent in the supportive environment of the International Study Center. Choose to study between 1-2 semesters, with additional time spent developing your English skills if necessary. Once you complete the progam, you’ll be ready to progress to your undergraduate degree at the University. 

Master's International Year

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Study your Master's degree in the U.S in the same time it takes a direct admit student. Spend your first two semesters studying under expert and supportive staff at the International Study Center, earning 12 credits towards your degree, before completing your final two semesters at the University and graduating with a Master's of Engineering from Baylor.

English for University Studies

You also have the option to join the University as a Direct Admit student. If you do not currently meet the English language requirements for your Direct Admit program, you can improve your level with our English for University Studies program – delivered online through the Virtual Study Center.

Depending on your current level of English, you can choose between our 8 and 12-week programs. The program is designed to develop your English skills as you adjust to the demands, challenges, and expectations of higher education in the U.S. 50% of your learning hours will be delivered through real-time lessons – with the remaining 50% accessible through pre-recorded lectures and interactive quizzes, group projects, presentations, writing practices, and more.

You can find out more about help joining your degree at Baylor as a Direct Admit student through our English for University Studies program on our fees and entry requirements pages.

Entry Requirements

Learn about the specific academic and English language entry requirements for the Global Gateway Program


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Discover the fees for your program, as well as any additional fees, and learn how to pay them before you join us.


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Find out everything you need to know about the application process and get started on your academic journey – we're here to help.

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