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English Language Proficiency Requirements

(Information regarding Graduate ELP requirements can be found on the Graduate Studies and Research page).

The language of instruction for most programs at the University of Regina is English. Most applicants to the University of Regina must, therefore, demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in English.

The following will be accepted as satisfactory evidence of ELP:

1. English Test Exempt Countries
For students from countries on the University of Regina English Test Exemption list, successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time English at a secondary school that is a recognized school or institution where English is the primary language of instruction. View the English Test Exemption List here.
2. English as a Second Language
Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL 050) program or a minimum average score of 55 on the ESL placement exam both offered through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina. For further information, please contact English as a Second Language Office, Room 114, Wakpá Tower, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Tel: (306) 585-4585 or email esl@uregina.ca.
3. Previous Post-Secondary Studies

Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours (University of Regina degree level equivalent) in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities or social science subjects and with a minimum grade point average of 60.00% or equivalent is considered an acceptable demonstration of proficiency in English. Post-secondary institutions that meet this requirement must be verified by the University of Regina using industry-recognized higher education resources.

For the Faculty of Nursing, post-secondary studies from a country that is not on the English Exempt Country List must have been completed within two (2) years of application to the Faculty in order to meet English Language proficiency. 

4. Advanced Placement English
Advanced Placement English (grade of 3 or better) or International Baccalaureate Higher English (grade of 4 or better).
5. Internationally Recognized Standards (GCSE/IGCSE/GCE, GCE A/AS/AICE)
GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O' Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language with a minimum grade of '6' (grade of B prior to 2017) or GCE A/AS/AICE Level English or English Language with a minimum grade of 'C'.
6. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)/C1
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), also known as C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced with an overall minimum score of 180 and a minimum score of 169 in each skill (Reading, Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking).
7. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)/C2

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), also known as C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency with an overall minimum score of 180 and a minimum score of 169 in each skill (Reading, Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking).

8. English Proficiency Test

One of the following tests will also be accepted. Test results must be received by the Admissions Office directly from the testing service before the deadline for receipt of application documents. Test scores are valid within two years of the test result date.


TEST MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED
FACULTY OF NURSING
CONTACT

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
*Including Home Edition
*Institutional TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, and paper-based TOEFL tests will not be accepted

*Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

Internet Based*: Overall 83;

Reading: 20; Listening: 20;

Speaking: 20; Writing: 20

N/A

Test of English as a Foreign Language

CN 6151, Princeton, New Jersey,
USA, 08541-6151

Tel: (609) 771-7100

www.toefl.org/index.html

IELTS - Academic (International English
Language Testing System)

Overall Band score of 6.5,

with no band less than 6.0

Overall score of 7.0

Speaking & Writing scores of 7.0

Listening Minimum score of 7.5

Reading score of 6.5

2345 Yonge Street, Unit 901
Toronto ON
M4P 2E5
Tel: 647-96-IELTS (647-964-3587)

www.idp.com/canada/ielts/

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
*
Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

Overall score of 59

No area with less than 59

N/A

PTE Customer Service Team

Email: pltsupport@pearson.com

CAEL (Canadian Academic English
Language Assessment)

*Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

60

The CAEL Assessment Office, 220 Paterson Hall,

Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive,

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6

Tel: (603) 520-2600 ext. 2271

 www.cael.ca/

MELAB (Michigan English
Language Assessment Battery)

*Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

85 N/A

English Language Institute, University of Michigan,

TCF Building, 401 East Liberty Street, Ste 350, 

Ann Arbor MI, 48104-2298, USA

Tel: (734) 764-2413

www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/

CELT(Comprehensive English Language Test)

Restricted to Francophone students
*Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

60 N/A Language Institute, Room 216
University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
Tel: (306) 585-4828

Duolingo online English test

  • Accepted on a temporary basis until April 30, 2023

*Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

Test score of 110 or better N/A https://englishtest.duolingo.com

 

*ELP requirements are subject to change without notice.

For further information contact International Admissions, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Telephone (306) 585-6260 or email international.admissions@uregina.ca