Applicants who meet 1 of the following criteria do not need to submit a test of facility in English:
- You completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma (completion of SL English B is not sufficient).
- You lived in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language for the most recent 3 years prior to beginning your university studies.
- You attended an educational institution full-time where the medium of instruction is English for the most recent 3 years prior to beginning your university studies.
All other applicants must achieve a satisfactory score on 1 of the tests of facility in English in the following chart.
Queen's School of English: Students who achieve a high standing on a 12-week English for Academic Purposes advanced-level course through Queen's School of English may be eligible for an English-proficiency exam waiver.
|Minimum TOEFL Score||
88 overall iBT (24 Writing, 22 Speaking, 22 Reading, 20 Listening)
58 overall iBT for consideration to the QBridge Pathway
|Minimum IELTS Score||
Score of 6.5 on Academic Module with no band below 6.0
Score of 5.5 on Academic Module with no band below 5.0 for consideration to the QBridge Pathway
|Minimum CAEL Score||Overall band of 70 (no band below 60)|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||Overall score of 60|
|Other Test Scores||
The Duolingo English Test: An online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49.
The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample that are shared with Queen's University when you send your results.
Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session. A minimum score of 110 is required. Cambridge English - A minimum score of 175 (with no component below 170) is required.
Last Test Date
2022-Sep-01 - English-language proficiency test results must be received by April 30.