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Study in English, in French or in both languages

All courses at Saint Paul University are given in English, in French, or in both languages. To gain admission, you must therefore demonstrate proficiency in one of these languages.

I am applying for admission to a program offered in French:

If you would like to study in French and French is not your first language, you must submit official results from the intermediate test of the Alliance Française: 613-234-9470 or http://www.af.ca/spip.php, or contact a French embassy.

I am applying for admission to a program offered in English:

If you’re applying for an English-language program and you have not completed at least three years of full-time study in an institution where English is the only language of instruction, located in a country where English is an official language, you must submit your official score in one of the following language tests recognized by the University.

For students from the Business Industrial Resources (BIR) Training Center in the United States: Students who have successfully completed Levels 5 and 6 of the Business Industrial Resources Training Center English Test can submit their results in order to meet the language requirements for an undergraduate admission to Saint Paul University. This is an alternative to language proficiency testing such as TOEFL, IELTS and similar tests.

Language tests

Scores indicated below are required for all programs offered in a direct-entry faculty. Even if you achieve the required score, we reserve the right to ask you to take language courses if we feel that your knowledge of one of the two official languages is not satisfactory. Test scores are valid for two years.

What score must I obtain in recognized ESL proficiency tests?

REQUIRED SCORES BY PROGRAM OF STUDY TYPE
PROGRAM    REQUIRED SCORES
TOEFL (http://www.ets.org/toefl)
Baccalaureate Paper-based 580
Computer 237
Internet 86 and +
Master Paper-based 580
Computer 237
Internet 92-93
Doctorate Paper-based 600
Computer 250
Internet 100 (writing section 24)
CAEL (http://www.cael.ca/)
Baccalaureate Overall score 70
Required score in writing section 60
Master Overall score 70
Required score in writing section 60
Doctorate Overall score 70
Required score in writing section 70
IELTS (http://www.ieltscanada.ca/) (academic)
Baccalaureate Overall score 6.5
Required score in writing section  
Master Overall score 6.5
Required score in writing section 6
Doctorate Overall score 7
Required score in writing section 6.5
MELAB (http://cambridgemichigan.org/melab)
Baccalaureate Overall score 90
Required score in writing section 85
Master Overall score  
Required score in writing section 83
Doctorate Overall score 84-87
Required score in writing section  
Cambridge English Language Assessment
(http://cambridgeenglish.org/exams/proficiency/)
Master Certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) Certificate Grade  C
Doctorate    
CanTEST (http://cantest.uottawa.ca/en?lan=fra)
Baccalaureate Average score for Listening and Writing section 4.5
Writing 4
Master Listening and Writing section 4.5
Writing 4
Doctorate Listening and Writing section 4.5
Writing 4.5 or 5.0
Pearson (http://pearsonpte.com)
Baccalaureate   60
Master   62-63
Doctorate   68
Bridging (ESL500) (http://eip.uottawa.ca/en)
Baccalaureate Students who successfully complete the most advanced level (ESL 500) of the English Intensive Program offered by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) at the University of Ottawa with a final grade of at least B, satisfy the language requirements, and don’t have to pass one of the language tests described above.
Master An overall score of 70% and above and 'low advanced' level or more in all 4 sections
Doctorate not available at that level