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Monash University signs transfer agreement in a North American first

November 8, 2016

Terrace, BC - An agreement between Monash University and Northwest Community College (NWCC) in Terrace, British Columbia will pave the way for students to start their studies in Canada and finish in Australia with an Associate Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters Degree.

It is the first triple transfer agreement between Monash University and any North American institution.

“We are excited to provide a pathway for more North American students to study at Monash University and be part of our international family,” said Monash University Dean of Arts, Professor Rae Frances.

Upon completion of their first two years at NWCC, students will transfer to Monash to complete their degree in two years or less, depending on the students’ individual study plan.

Provided they meet minimum academic requirements, they can then go on to complete a related Masters degree or a second degree in another field in just one more year of study.

NWCC President and CEO Ken Burt said the agreement would enable NWCC students to complete their studies at one of the world’s leading universities.

“As a College we pride ourselves on providing pathways to our students anywhere in British Columbia and increasingly the world,” he said. “Our students will get to study for two years in British Columbia and then in three years or less, complete a degree and a Masters from a university ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world.”

The agreement is expected to continue expanding to include more programs and opportunities.

“This agreement between Monash University and Northwest Community College speaks to the high-quality transfer system that exists in British Columbia,” said B.C. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “Starting at a college such as Northwest and then transferring to a university offers students more flexibility, greater affordability and the guaranteed recognition of their education.”

Monash University representatives are visiting the cities of Victoria, Terrace and Smithers in British Columbia this week to speak to prospective students about the agreement.

 

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