Language Requirements

If you apply to an undergraduate program, you may meet the language requirements if you have successfully completed – or are in the process of successfully completing – 1 of the following:

  • 4 full years of study in Canada in English or French at the high school level;
  • 4 full years of study at the high school level in English in a country where English is a primary language or where English is the primary language of instruction, or in French in a country where French is a primary language or where French is the primary language of instruction.
  • 1 full year of study in an accredited university degree program in English in a country where English is a primary language, or in French in a country where French is a primary language.
  • 2 full years of study in English in an accredited college diploma/applied degree program in a country where English is a primary language or where English is the primary language of instruction, or in French where French is a primary language or where French is the primary language of instruction.
  • Successful completion of academic program level 6 at York University’s Language Institute (YUELI)

York reserves the right to request language proficiency test scores. All faculties require 4U English (ENG4U)*.

Language requirements for programs offered by the Faculty of Education are available by contacting the Faculty directly at 416-736-5001 or visiting the Faculty of Education website.

* Les étudiants qui fréquentent une école secondaire de langue française peuvent présenter un cours de français de 12e année U (FRA4U, FIF4U ou FEF4U).

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score

Most programs: 83 iBT

Exceptions

Lassonde School of Engineering (BEng programs): 96-99 iBT

Nursing: 89 iBT

Schulich School of Business: 100 iBT

Minimum IELTS Score

Most programs: 6.5

Exceptions

Lassonde School of Engineering (BEng programs), Schulich School of Business: 7.5

Nursing: 7.0

Schulich School of Business: 7.5

Other Test Scores York English Language Test (YELT) is also accepted. Overall band of 1-5 is required for most programs; an overall band of 1 is required for the Schulich School of Business; an overall band of 2 is required for the Lassonde School of Engineering (BEng programs); and an overall band of 4 is required for Nursing.