English Proficiency Requirements

Except those from exempted countries, International students whose primary language 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 tests are accepted at Brandon University:

Test Undergraduate Graduate
C1 Advanced
The Cambridge English Advanced exam
176 (minimum 170 each component) Not Applicable
C2 Proficiency
The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
176 (minimum 170 each component) 176 (minimum 170 each component)
CAEL
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
60 60
CAEL CE
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Due to COVID-19 test centre closures, Brandon University will also temporarily accept CAEL Online with the same score as the regular CAEL CE.
60 60
CanTEST
Canadian Test for English for Scholars and TraineesNote: The University of Ottawa’s CanTEST/TESTCan will be discontinued as of August 15, 2021
  • 4.5 (reading and listening)
  • 4.0 (speaking and writing)
  • 4.5 (reading and listening)
  • 4.0 (speaking and writing)
EAP
English for Academic Purposes at Brandon University
Successful completion of Tier 4 Successful completion of Tier 4
IELTS
International English Language Testing System (Academic) Due to COVID-19 test centre closures, Brandon University will also temporarily accept the IELTS Indicator Online English Language Test with a minimum score of 7.0

6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 on each band)

7.0 overall

6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 on each band)

7.0 overall

PTEA
Pearson Test of English Academic
58 60
TOEFL iBT
Test of English as a Foreign Language Due to COVID-19 test centre closures, Brandon University will also temporarily accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition with the same score as the regular TOEFL iBT.

80 overall with a minimum score of 20 in each testing section.

86 overall with a minimum score of 20 in each testing section

TOEFL Revised Paper-delivered Test
Test of English as a Foreign Language

Minimum 20 on each section

Minimum 20 on each section

All documents submitted must be official. Brandon University will accept documents that have been sent from the granting institution only.  The only exception is TOEFL which may be sent electronically directly through TOEFL (ETS). 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.