Language Requirements

English-Language Proficiency Requirements 

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is three years of full-time study in a Canadian high school (English-language institution). A 4U English is also required.

All applicants to Nipissing University from countries where English is not the dominant language of instruction, are required to supply proof of English-language proficiency. International applicants studying in Canada on a student visa who successfully studied full-time at an Ontario high school or other Nipissing University-approved school for at least the past three years may be exempt.

Permanent resident applicants may also be required to provide proof of English-language proficiency if English is not their first language. Permanent resident applicants whose first language is not English but who have lived at least three years in Canada, or a country where English is the dominant language may be exempt.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score Minimum score of 80 (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in each section of the test, or 550 (PBT), including the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.0.
Minimum MELAB Score 90
Minimum IELTS Score Minimum overall band score of 6.0 (with no band less than 6)
Minimum CAEL Score 60
PTE (Pearson Test of English) Minimum overall score of 55 and a minimum score of 55 in writing
Other Test Scores PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 55 and a minimum score of 55 in writing.