English Upgrading Program
As an international student, you have the option of learning English at Seneca's English Language Institute (ELI) before starting your professional program. There are eight (8) levels in the ELI that are seven (7) weeks in length each. There are six (6) start dates per year: January, March, May, July, September and November.
Conditional Offer upon completing ELI
If you apply to a professional program and you do not meet Seneca’s English requirements, you may receive an Offer of Admission to your program that is conditional upon completion of the English Language Institute.
Your package will include two offer letters with a start date and level for the ELI, and a conditional start date for your professional program.
We will use your English test score to place you in the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, we will place you in ELI Level one (1) and you will complete a placement test when you arrive on campus.
If you receive an offer to the English Language Institute with a conditional professional offer, you may submit both offers in support of your application for a study permit in Canada.
Not all programs are eligible for a conditional offer after completion of ELI. We cannot hold seats for programs that are highly competitive or oversubscribed. And for some graduate certificate programs, ELI will not advance you to a level of proficiency suitable for the program.
|Program Name||Credential||Program code|
|Acting for Camera and Voice||Two-year Diploma||ACV|
|Advanced Accounting and Finance||Graduate Certificate||AAF|
|Applied Electronics Design||One-year Certificate||AED|
|Art Fundamentals||One-year Certificate||AFD|
|Bachelor of Aviation Technology||Bachelor's Degree||FPR|
|Bachelor of Nursing (minimum IELTS Academic 7.0)||Bachelor's Degree||BSCN|
|Broadcasting - Radio||Two-year Diploma||RTVR|
|Broadcasting - Television||Two-year Diploma||RTVT|
|Business Analytics||Graduate Certificate||BAN|
|Clinical Research||Graduate Certificate||CRQC|
|Corporate Media Production||Two-year Diploma||CMP|
|Cosmetic Science||Graduate Certificate||CSPC|
|Court and Tribunal Administration||Two-year Diploma||CTA|
|Creative Advertising||Two-year Diploma||CAB|
|Creative Advertising (Joint with York)||Two-year Diploma||CABY|
|Documentary & Non-Fiction Media Production||Graduate Certificate||DNM|
|Energy Management, Built Environment||Graduate Certificate||EMB|
|Environment and Site Investigation||Graduate Certificate||ETI|
|Event Management - Event and Exhibit Design||Graduate Certificate||EVT|
|Event Media Production||Two-year Diploma||EMP|
|Financial Technology||Graduate Certificate||FNT|
|Firefighter, Pre-service Education and Training||One-year Certificate||FFP|
|Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting||Graduate Certificate||FEA|
|Government Relations||Graduate Certificate||GRM|
|Graphic Design||Three-year Diploma||GRA|
|Independent Illustration||Two-year Diploma||ILU|
|Independent Music Production||One-year Certificate||IMP|
|Infant & Early Child Mental Health||Graduate Certificate||IMH|
|Interactive Media Design||Two-year Diploma||INM|
|Independent Songwriting and Performance||One-year Certificate||IPS|
|Mental Health Intervention||Graduate Certificate||MHI|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs||Graduate Certificate||RAQC|
|Police Foundations||Two-year Diploma||LAW|
|Practical Nursing||Two-year Diploma||PND|
|Project Management - Environmental||Graduate Certificate||PME|
|Public Relations - Corporate Communications||Graduate Certificate||PRC|
|Public Relations - Investor Relations||Graduate Certificate||IRM|
|Technical Communication||Graduate Certificate||TECC|
|Underwater Skills||One-year Certificate||UWS|
|Visual Effects for Film and Television||Graduate Certificate||VFT|
Applying Directly to ELI
You may apply directly to ELI without a professional program. We will use your English test score to place you in the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, we will place you in ELI Level one (1) and you will complete a placement test when you arrive on campus.