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 full year at an accredited university in a country where English is the official language of the institution, 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. Any test scores submitted to York University for the purpose of satisfying your language requirements must have been achieved within the last two (2) years.

For detailed information about these tests, contact:

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
Tel: 613-520-7872
Toll Free: 1-855-520-2235
E-mail: cael@carleton.ca

Cambridge English Language Assessment
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International English Language Testing Service
Tel: 519-748-3516
E-mail: ielts@conestogac.on.ca

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.