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 4 calendar years or less (i.e., your date of entry to Canada was on, or after, January 1, 2014, for fall 2018 admission).

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 Ryerson institution code: 0886 580 paper-based/92-93 internet-based: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media 560 paper-based/83-87 internet-based: all Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science) 580 paper-based/92-93 internet-based: all other Ryerson programs 520 paper-based/68 internet-based: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (higher scores may be required, subject to competition)
Minimum MELAB Score 90: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media 85: all Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science) 85: all other Ryerson programs 70: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (higher scores may be required, subject to competition)
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media 6.5: all Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science) 6.5: all other Ryerson programs 5.0: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (higher scores may be required, subject to competition)
Minimum CAEL Score 70 paper & CE: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media 60 paper & CE: all Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science) 70 paper & CE: all other Ryerson programs 50 paper & CE: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (higher scores may be required, subject to competition)
PTE (Pearson Test of English) 60: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media 60: all Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science) 60: all other Ryerson programs 50: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (higher scores may be required, subject to competition)