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English Requirements

 

All applicants to Seneca must be well prepared to study in English. If you are coming from a country where English is not the primary language, you must show one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of full-time study in a school and country where English is the primary language
  • Successful completion of an English upgrading program such as English Language Institute offered at Seneca
  • A recognized international language test score such as IELTS Academic, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Refer English language test score requirements below.

  Degree Programs Graduate Certificate Programs Diploma Programs Certificate Programs
TOEFL Paper-based Minimum score 570 Minimum Score 580 Minimum Score 550 Minimum Score 550
TOEFL Internet-based Overall 84 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 21 Overall 88 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 22 Overall 80 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 20 Overall 80 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 20
IELTS Academic Overall band of 6.5. No single test score below 6.0 Overall band of 6.5. No single test score below 6.0 Overall band of 6.0. No single test score below 5.5 Overall band of 6.0. No single test score below 5.5
PTE Academic Minimum score 60 Minimum score 60 Minimum score 58 Minimum score 58

Applications from some English speaking countries are exempted from submitting English Language Proficiency test scores. View the full-list of exempted countries.