English Proficiency Tests

English language proficiency may be demonstrated through one of the following standardized tests. Final results can be submitted based on details listed with each test.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Requirement: A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing. General training results are not acceptable.
Submission: Test Report Form can be e-mailed to admiss.docs@mun.ca

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Requirement: A minimum score of 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.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment

Requirement: 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.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Requirement: 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.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE ACADEMIC)

Requirement: A minimum score of 58 in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking components of the PTE is required.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)

Requirement: Minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required on the CanTest.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

Requirement: A minimum score of 85 is required on the MELAB.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum scores outlined above may enrol in an Intensive English Program on Memorial University's St. John's or Grenfell campuses.

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000