Students from Peru and Bermuda will have new access to university studies in Canada, thanks to two agreements the University of Ontario Institute of Technology recently signed with post-secondary institutions in these countries.
The university’s Memorandum of Understanding with Universidad Cientifica del Sur (Cientifica), located near Lima, Peru, promotes co-operation in academic pathways, as well as faculty and student mobility and research.
Peruvian students can now prepare for entry into a Canadian university program by earning their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) through Cientifica. They will receive conditional admission to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology upon entry to the program, with final admission pending graduation and a competitive grade point average.
Cientifica offers the OSSD in partnership with Rosedale Academy, an online high school teaching the Ontario curriculum. Rosedale Academy partners with educational institutions around the world to deliver Ontario high school courses in a blended-learning environment that combines online and in-class learning for students seeking to bridge into a Canadian university program.
Under another new agreement, Bermuda College students earning an Associate of Arts, Science or Applied Science can now transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Allied Health Science or Nursing degree program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. This is the university’s first diploma-to-degree partnership outside of Canada.
“These program areas are important to Bermuda’s economy and are the flagship program offerings at Bermuda College, the sole post-secondary institution in that country,” said Shannon Bracken, the university’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions.
Photo: From left:, Jasmine Lenuzzi, Director, Education Partnerships, Rosedale Academy; Robert Bailey, PhD, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; and Lorenzo Javier Wong, Business Director, Universidad Cientifica del Sur.