At Queen's, English is the language of instruction and communication, except for the language departments. Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission. Those applicants whose native languages do not include English will be required to obtain satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process, and before final acceptance is granted.
Any applicant who has recently studied for at least one complete year at a university where English is the official language of instruction may be exempt from the English Language Proficiency Test. An applicant requesting a waiver of the test for this reason should do so in writing and submit it with the application. The Director, Admissions and Student Services of the School of Graduate Studies, in consultation with the department, will make determinations in these cases.
|For an overall minimum score of 88 (out of 120).|
Applicants must have the minimum score in each test, as well as the minimum overall score.
(Please note that, The Department of English, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Graduate program in the Faculty of Law have higher minimum TOEFL iBT requirements. See the websites of these departments for details.)
Applicants must meet the minimum score requirements of the department to which they wish to apply. These minimum scores are listed on the 2013-14 Application Requirements Table (PDF*, 38 KB).
If a final grade of 80% or more in ESLA 140 or ESLA 150 from Queen's University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is achieved at the time of application, an English language test score may not be required. See Queen's University School of English for details.
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