Centre for International Experience

English Requirement

Please note: The information on this page is intended for exchange students only.  If you are applying to U of T as a degree seeking student, please see the Enrolment Services website (for undergraduate admissions) or the GradSchool website.


The official language of instruction at the University of Toronto is English. If your first language is not English, you will be required to demonstrate that you have sufficient ability to complete university-level courses in English. Below you will find the English language proficiency requirements for entry to the University of Toronto.

In addition to the information presented below, CIE's Language Support page may also contain information that is useful to you.
 


TOEFL and IELTS Minimum Scores


Applicants for Undergraduate Level Studies:

TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall + 19 on writing section
The minimum IELTS score requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Please Note: We cannot accept TOEFL "Institutional Testing Program" (ITP) scores.

For more information about the English language proficiency requirements for international applicants at the undergraduate level, please see the U of T Admissions web page.


Applicants for Graduate Level Studies (Masters and PhD):

TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 93 overall +22 on the writing/speaking section
The minimum IELTS score requirement is an overall band of 7.0.

For more information about the English language proficiency requirements for international applicants at the graduate level, please see the School of Graduate Studies web page.


Applicants to the Faculty of Law:

TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 100 overall + 25 on the reading and writing sections
The minimum IELTS score requirement is an overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5.