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Proof of English proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at Memorial University and all applicants must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite to admission. Regardless of country of origin or of citizen status, applicants will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language based on one of the following forms:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE HIGH SCHOOL
At least three years of full-time instruction at an English language high school that is recognized by Memorial, including the successful completion of courses at the senior high school or equivalent level in English (not including ESL courses).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE POST-SECONDARY
The equivalent of 30 credit hours (approximately 10 courses) at a recognized college or university where English was the primary language of instruction. The 30 credit hours must include six transferable credit hours in English language/literature courses.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)
Completion of Memorial’s IEP, along with an acceptable score on the CAEL (administered by the Department of English Language and Literature at Memorial). For more information visit mun.ca/esl or grenfell.mun.ca/esl.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS)*
A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing.

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)*
A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBt) with a minimum score of 20 in reading and writing, and not less than 17 in listening and speaking.

CANADIAN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE (CAEL) ASSESSMENT*
Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)*
A minimum of grade “B” in the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or a minimum grade of “C” in the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) are required.

* For standardized tests, final results must be sent directly by the official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar, Memorial University.

Further details on English language proficiency requirements, can be found in the University Calendar.



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