Applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the U.S.A. in which English was not the official language of instruction.
At the latest, scores will take up to 6 weeks – ensure you provide yourself with ample time from the deadline to write the test. You must arrange to have your scores sent to us directly from the testing service organization.
During COVID-19, students may demonstrate proficiency by submitting scores from IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) and their IELTS Indicator test.
Either one of the following:
- Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) or TOEFL Home Edition: 100, Print: 600, Computer: 250. Test Code: 0965
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) / IELTS Indicator* - Academic: 7.0 overall band
- Person Test of English (PTE) - Academic: 70
- Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL): 70 overall band
- Online Canadian Academic English Language Test^ (CAEL Online): 70 overall band
TOEFL offers computer, internet & paper-based tests — all of which are acceptable. Scores arrive 3-6 weeks after the test is taken. Scores are valid if they are written within the last two years. We accept all valid TOEFL scores, including MyBestScore. If you are submitting MyBestScore, the score needs to be on the official report.
TOEFL Home Edition: This option is available for students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT test at a test center due to public health concerns. The test is offered everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available, except Mainland China and Iran. Read more
IELTS: Admission based on Academic Reading & Writing modules, not General Training. Scores arrive 3 weeks after the test is taken. Scores are valid if they are written within the last two years. Read more
*IELTS Indicator: Our institution requires an overall IELTS Indicator band score of 7.0 and no IELTS Indicator score lower than 7.0. Our institution name is UBC Sauder School of Business. Read more
PTE Academic: Admission based on Academic test only. Scores are valid if they are written within the last two years. Forward results to us at email@example.com. Read more
CAEL Online: The minimum overall band score (70 overall band) accepted by us will be the same as the CAEL CE test format. Read more