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Global Pathways for College of Science, Pre-Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 4 months


The Global Pathways for College of Science prepares you for a postgraduate program at the Northeastern University.

Programme Structure

The Global Pathways curriculum is designed to improve English language ability and help students adjust academically and culturally to US university. During the program, students will take a 4-credit course that can be transfered into their master's degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline is 8 to 9 weeks before each start date

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description

      The Global Pathways program is 4 or 8 months long, depending on English level.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The equivalent of a US bachelor's degree, with GPA 3.0; undergraduates may apply in their final semester. GRE required on progression.

Proof of English level through submission of a minimum test score:

  • TOEFL/KiBT 74/IELTS 6.5/PTE 50 for 8-month Global Pathways program
  • TOEFL/KiBT 90/IELTS 7.0/PTE 60 for 4-month Global Pathways program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14759 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14759 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National

    14759 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14759 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 1 terms - $14,759
  • 2 terms - $25,319

Living costs

  • Boston, United States

    1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Seattle, United States

    1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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