English Language Institute

 

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, you will take 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.

Program Name Program code
911 and Emergency Services Communications ESC
Airline Pilot Flight Operations APF
Animation ANI
Broadcasting - Radio (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) RTYR
Broadcasting - Television (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) RTYT
Cannabis Regulation and Quality Assurance CAQC
Civil Engineering Technology (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) CVTY
Clinical Research CRQC
College Opportunities CAP
Cosmetic Science CSPC
Creative Advertising (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) CABY
Early Childhood Education (Accelerated) ECYA
Firefighter, Pre-Service Education and Training FFP
Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology FPR
Independent Music Production IMP
Independent Songwriting and Performance IPS
Journalism (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) JRNY
Justice Administration Services JAS
Justice Administration Services (Articulated) JASY
Library and Information Technician (Accelerated) LITA
Nursing (Collaborative with York University) BSCN
Paralegal PLE
Paralegal (Accelerated) PLEA
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations RAQC
Practical Nursing PND
Public Administration PAD
Social Service Worker (Accelerated) SSWA
Social Service Worker - Immigrants and Refugees (Accelerated) SSIA
Underwater Skills UWS
Veterinary Assistant VTA
Veterinary Technician VTE

The following programs are not available for conditional offer, however applicants may apply for them while they are completing level 8 of ELI.

Program Name Program code
3D Animation DAN
Acting for Camera and Voice ACV
Advanced Accounting and Finance AAF
Art Fundamentals AFD
Broadcasting - Radio RTVR
Broadcasting - Television RTVT
Documentary and Non-Fiction Media Production DNM
Event and Media Production EMP
Event Management – Creative Design EVC
Game Art and Animation GAA
Government Relations GRM
Graphic Design GRA
Illustration ILS
Interactive Media Design INM
Journalism JRN
Photography PHO
Public Relations - Corporate Communications PRC
Technical Communications TEC
Visual Effects for Film and Television 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, you will take a placement test when you arrive on campus.