Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, or if you have completed less than 4 years of study in English at the secondary (or postsecondary) level, then you are required to submit proof of English proficiency.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency, 1 of the following tests with scores will be accepted.

You will receive an email with detailed instructions (after you apply) if you are required to demonstrate English proficiency as part of your application.

Test Score
Minimum TOEFL Score Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21. Computer-based: minimum score of 250. Paper-based: minimum score of 600. Test of Written English: with a score of 5. Institution code is 0892.
Minimum IELTS Score Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.
Minimum CAEL Score Language Assessment minimum overall band score of 70.
PTE (Pearson Test of English) Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components.
Other Test Scores

Cambridge English C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.

Duolingo English Test: Minimum overall score of 110. Individual sub-scores may be considered.

Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10) is also considered an acceptable form of proving your English proficiency. Visit our website for details.

Test results must be less than 2 years prior to the date of your application.