English Proficiency Tests

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

Cambridge Assessment English

Requirement: A minimum score of 176 in C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar.

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.

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.

Duolingo English Test (DET) (until Spring 2022 only)

Requirement: A minimum score of 115.
Submission: Upon receipt of your certified test results, you should send the results from your Duolingo account to Memorial University of Newfoundland.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Requirement: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator, 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

Michigan English Test (MET)

Requirement: A minimum score of 59 is required on the MET.
Submission: Document must be sent directly from official testing authority to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier.

MUN Test of English Language (MUNTEL)

Requirement: Minimum scores of 60 in each of the reading/listening (combined), writing and speaking components.
Submission: No action is required. Memorial University’s English as a Second Language department will notify the Office of the Registrar if the minimum scores are met.

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.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Requirement: A minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition, 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. The TOEFL destination code for Memorial University is 0885.

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.

The bachelor of engineering program has separate English proficiency test score requirements.