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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

English language proficiency

All applicants are required to give evidence of their oral and written proficiency in English. Applicants who meet all admission requirements, including English proficiency, at the time of application will be given first priority consideration. We encourage applicants to register for an English language proficiency test prior to the application deadline.

This requirement may be satisfied with one of the following criteria:

Formal full-time study in English

You have studied full-time for at least three years (or equivalent in part-time studies) in a university degree program where the language of instruction and examination was English, or you have completed a university degree program where the language of instruction and examination was English. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology may ask you to provide official verification of the aforementioned. Please note: The minimum three-year requirement does not include full-time enrolment in English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 

You have successfully completed the required levels of approved English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program that has been designed for university preparation. In collaboration with the university's departments and faculties, the English Language Centre (ELC) delivers a high-quality, focused English program for you to be able to seamlessly enter your graduate program. The ELC curriculum will place you in relevant language-learning contexts and real-life situations, and will provide you with opportunities to develop the skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and in a multicultural world.

EAP requirements for admission

  • Graduate programs in the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Sciences: all levels of EAP must be completed
  • Graduate programs in all other faculties: level 5 of EAP must be completed

Learn more about the English Language Centre

English test

You have achieved the required proficiency on one of the tests in the English language acceptable to the university as listed below. We encourage applicants to register for an English language proficiency test prior to the application deadline. Test results dated more than 24 months prior to the date of the application for admission will not be considered.

A hard copy of the test score is not required. Applicants may upload a copy of the official test score, using the upload links we provide to you, after your application is submitted.

It is important to note that English language proficiency requirements may be higher for employment, including teaching assistant duties.

Please note: If you take an approved English language proficiency test, its score shall prevail as the determining evidence of your English language proficiency.

English language test Minimum score
CAEL 70 (with no sub-score below 60)

6.5 (7 for programs in Education or Health Sciences)

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) only accepts IELTS scores in the Academic testing format. Scores from the IELTS General Training format will not be accepted.

TOEFL (Internet-based)

83 to 87 (92 to 93 for programs in Education or Health Sciences)

Minimum sub-scores:
Listening - 20
Reading - 20
Speaking - 19
Writing - 20

MyBest scores or superscores are not accepted. Only the most recent TOEFL score will be considered.

TOEFL (paper-based) 560 (580 for programs in Education or Health Sciences)
  • The university's TOEFL code is 7178.

First language

Your mother tongue or first language is English.

Additional options

Enrolling in an EAP program with a partner institution. Learn more about additional English language proficiency options.

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