Language Requirements

You are required to present proof of English-language proficiency at a satisfactory level if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • you are from a country where English is not the first language;
  • you are from a country where English is an official language but not the first language; or
  • you resided in Canada for four calendar years or less (i.e., your date of entry to Canada was on, or after, January 1, 2013, for fall 2017).

We will not accept ENG4U, EAE4U or an equivalent in lieu of a test of English-language proficiency.  

Find more information about Ryerson's English language requirements.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score

83–87 iBT, 560 PBT for all Engineering programs and the following Bachelor of Science programs: Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Contemporary Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications, Medical Physics and Undeclared Science.

92–93 iBT, 580 PBT for all other programs (including Architectural Science and Computer Science).

68 iBT, 520 PBT for Ryerson ESL Foundation Program.

Minimum MELAB Score 90 for Media Production, Sport Media, Creative Industries, Professional Communications and Journalism.
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5 for all programs.
5.0 for Ryerson ESL Foundation Program.
Minimum CAEL Score

60 for Engineering and the following Bachelor of Science programs: Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Contemporary Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications, Medical Physics and Undeclared Science.

70 for all other programs.

50 for Ryerson ESL Foundation Program.

PTE (Pearson Test of English) 60 for all programs.
50 for Ryerson ESL Foundation Program.
Other Test Scores Ryerson Test of English Proficiency (RTEP).