English language proficiency requirements
If you are from a country where English is not the first language of instruction, you must demonstrate English proficiency to be eligible for admission. You can demonstrate proficiency with one of the following:
Formal full-time study in English
Successfully completing at least three years of formal, full-time study (no less than three courses per semester) at a secondary or post-secondary institution where the language of instruction and examination is English. The minimum three-year requirement does not include time enrolled in an English as a Second Language program.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at UOIT
Enrolling in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at our English Language Centre (ELC). In collaboration with university departments and faculties, the ELC delivers a high-quality, focused English program for you to be able to seamlessly enter your undergraduate program of choice at UOIT. The ELC curriculum will place you in relevant language-learning contexts and real-life situations, and will provide you with opportunities to develop the skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and in a multicultural world. Learn more about the ELC.
Achieving the required proficiency on one of the following English tests:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test (iBT) with a minimum score of 83 to 87 overall (may vary by program). Minimum section requirements of listening: 20; reading: 20; speaking: 19; and writing: 20; or paper-based test: 560. (Education and Nursing programs require a score of 87.) UOIT’s TOEFL code is 7178.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5 with no sub-score less than 6.0 (Education and Nursing programs require a score of 7.0).
- Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 70 with no sub-score below 60.
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 85.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum score of 58.
Enrolling in an EAP program with one of our partner institutions. Learn more about EAP partners.