Language Requirements

You are not required to submit an English-language test if you:

  • resided in an English-speaking country for at least 4 years immediately prior to September 2022 or
  • attended an English-speaking educational institution in a full-time academic (non-ESL) program for at least 4 years immediately prior to September 2022. Official documentation from the school is required for this exemption.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request more information about your test score results and you may be required to take another English-language test at the university's discretion. Acceptable tests are currently under review. For updates, visit our website.

Test Score
Minimum TOEFL Score 86 iBT (minimum of 20 in each of the 4 categories)
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); results valid for 2 years
Minimum CAEL Score 70 overall with no component score below 60; valid for 2 years
PTE (Pearson Test of English) 60 overall (minimum 60 in both Writing and Speaking); valid for 2 years
Other Test Scores CAE (Cambridge Advanced English): 190 overall with minimum score of 180 in each component; valid for 2 years Grade of "B" with a minimum of "good" on each of the 4 components: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Last Test Date

2020-Apr-01 - McMaster's Institution Code is 0936.