What is the Bridging Programme (BP)?

The Bridging Programme (BP) is a program for excellent students who just miss the academic entry qualifications for ALC Mauritius, which is defined as 3 A-Levels or equivalent.

Our partner Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) offers BP to set our BP students up for success in our rigorous and exciting degree programmes. This program is over a series of weeks and is 100% online, meaning you can complete it from the comfort of your home.

After you complete the BP successfully, you can continue as a full-time undergraduate student at ALC Mauritius (assuming you have no other conditions of admission).

If you do not successfully complete BP, you will forfeit your offer of conditional admission to ALC Mauritius.

In this article:

Top 5 things to know about BP

  1. It’s mandatory (and free)! You must complete and pass this programme to receive a full offer of admission to ALC.
  2. It’s 100% online! All coursework can be accessed from any computer, phone, or tablet with an internet connection.
  3. It will set you up for success. This programme will prepare you for studies at the tertiary level and introduce you to useful learning methods.
  4. It starts Monday, April 5th, 2021. You will be required to sign Terms & Conditions before the course in order to register for the programme.
  5. It’s run by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). GCU, our UK-based academic partner, will run this course and provide access to the learning platform.

What will I learn in BP?

This 10-week online programme prepares you with the skills to succeed in studies at the tertiary level. Your program will include:

  • Learning at University
  • Group Working
  • Using Evidence
  • Extended Evidence Activity
  • Reflection
  • Presentation Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Examination

You will be required to engage in daily online courses, discussions, and activities, and complete a number of different assignments to assess your readiness for ALC. The programme will include 4 mandatory types of assessment, including a research assignment, written essay, presentation, and final examination.

The entire course is in English and all assignments must be submitted in English. 

Who runs BP?

Our UK-based academic partner, GCU, will lead you through the multi-week online programme.

GCU will offer you exclusive access to their learning portal and will provide different materials to guide you through the process. The programme will take place on GCU Learn and the educational platform Blackboard.

When and how do I start?

Intake September 2021
Start Date April 5th, 2021
End Date June 2nd, 2021


GCU will send students access emails to enter the program. The first crucial step is agreeing to the Terms & Conditions in order to officially register for the BP

Students must respond to the Terms & Conditions (T&C) email by copying the T&C text and signing their name in an email reply to GCU. GCU will then officially register you for BP and send you details to access your GCU Learn portal.

BP students must meet the same application deadlines as all other admitted students and complete all steps on their Admitted Student Portal while they participate in the programme

Who do I contact if I have questions?

For issues completing the programme


For inquiries specific to the programme


For further assistance Submit a request on our Help Desk

You will also have access to Facebook and WhatsApp support groups once you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

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