Graduate Admissions

English Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must show you have an acceptable level of English by completing a language proficiency test.

If you have completed at least one year at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction, you may be exempt from this requirement.

York University reserves the right to require a successfully completed language proficiency test.Each program identifies the minimum language test score requirements.Check your program of choice for minimum acceptable English language scores.

For detailed information about these tests, contact:

York English Language Test
YELT Office
Student Services Centre, York University
To register, call: 416-736-5599

International English Language Testing Service
Tel: 519-748-3516

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Tel: (U.S.A.) 609-771-7100
York's institutional code: 0894

York University English Language Institute offers intensive, non-credit English language courses for international students throughout the year.