To be admitted into a graduate program at Memorial University, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English.
Applicants may demonstrate English proficiency in a number of ways:
1. Successful completion of equivalent to 3 years of secondary schooling (full time) at a recognized institution where the language of instruction was English, including successful completion of equivalent to two courses of grade 12 (non-ESL) English language and/or literature.
2. Successful completion of undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized university where English is the language of instruction.
3. Valid minimum scores in the following standardized tests:
a. Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), 80 (Internet-based test) and Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4
b. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): band 6.5
c. Michigan Test of English Proficiency (MELAB): 85%
d. Carleton Academic English Language (CAEL): 50 in each four bands, with at least 2 band scores of 60
e. Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): 4.5 in listening and reading comprehension and 4 in writing
All test scores must be submitted by the testing agency. No photocopies or examinee score reports shall be accepted. Prior to submission, please ensure that your test score is still valid by contacting the responsible testing agency. Graduate applicants may fulfill the English requirement by successfully completing the 12-week Intensive English program offered at Memorial, and passing the institutional Carleton Academic English Language (CAEL) exam at the end of the program. Please note that graduate applicants seeking to fulfill the English requirement this way will have to apply separately to the ESL programs office in addition to submitting a graduate application. Please refer to the Intensive English program website for more information.
In exceptional cases, the Dean of Graduate Studies may accept other evidence of English proficiency with the strong recommendation of the appropriate academic unit. In such, cases students will normally be required to complete the English language placement test by the end of their first semester in program. For more information on this matter, please contact the School of Graduate Studies. For more information on the English language placement test, please contact email@example.com.