English Proficiency Requirements

Application for admission to Brandon University is based on certificates from out of country and will be considered on their merits. In general, students from outside Canada who apply for admission to Brandon University are required to have met the minimum requirements for admission to a University in the country in which they graduated from High School. In addition, they must also have met the academic requirements set out by the faculty or school at Brandon University to which they are seeking admission.

Official documents must be submitted in order to confirm any such offer. Final official transcripts must be sent from the high school, degree granting institution, Examination Authority or from the applicant providing the transcript remains in the sealed envelope from the institution. English language proficiency test scores must come from the examination authority.

All documents become the property of Brandon University. Students in their final year of high school must include a letter from the Principal or designate attesting that graduation from high school will occur before the start of University. Transcripts not in English must be translated by a certified translator along with a note indicating they received documents in a sealed envelope. The original official transcript and the translation must be sent to the Admissions Office.

English Proficiency Requirements

Except those from exempted countries, International students whose mother tongue is not English will be required to submit evidence acceptable to the University or faculty in English. The Admissions Office will not accept English proficiency results more than two-years old.

The following are accepted:

Test Undergraduate Graduate
C1 Advanced
The Cambridge English Advanced exam
176 Not Applicable
C2 Proficiency
The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
176 176
CAEL
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
60 60
CAEL CE
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
60 60
CanTEST
Canadian Test for English for Scholars and Trainees
  • 4.5 (reading and listening)
  • 4.0 (speaking and writing)
See EAP
EAP
English for Academic Purposes
  • Successful completion of Tier 4 for undergraduate students
  • Successful completion of Tier 4 with 75% in each course plus CanTEST minimum scores as described above for Graduate students
IELTS
International English Language Testing System (Academic)
6.5 overall 6.5 overall
MELAB
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
80 80
PTEA
Pearson Test of English Academic
58 60
TOEFL
Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • 550 (paper-based test) with a minimum score of 50 in each testing section.
  • 80 (Internet-based test) with a minimum score of 20 in each testing section.
  • 567 (paper-based)
  • 86 (Internet-based)

All documents submitted must be official. Brandon University will accept documents that have been sent from the granting institution only. We will not accept e-mailed, photocopied, notarized or attested documents.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

EAP is primarily for students who are preparing to enter English-speaking post-secondary educational institutions and need to improve their English skills to university-level fluency.

EAP is also designed for those people who want to improve their use of English as a second language for professional or personal purposes.

Some knowledge of the English language is required before students are accepted into the EAP program. Generally, high school English is required.

For more information please visit the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program website.