Admission requirements

Before applying, you must find out about requirements that you must comply with to study at Saint Paul University (SPU).

General requirements for international students

Undergraduate studies

To register in an undergraduate program, you must have a diploma certifying 12 years of education that is equivalent to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). You must check to see if you have a diploma that is recognized by SPU.

Graduate studies

If you are a candidate for a graduate diploma or a master's degree, you must have an honours B.A. (4 years) or equivalent and have obtained an average of at least 70% (B).

If you are a doctoral candidate, you must have a master's (with thesis or dissertation) and have obtained an average of at least 75% (B+).

Language requirements

You can choose to study only in French, only in English or in both languages. Being proficient in French or English is therefore essential.

I want to study in French

To study in French, you must prove that you are proficient in French by providing the official results of a recognized language proficiency test, such as DELF, DALF or TESTCan. The test is mandatory unless you have studied full-time for at least three years in an institution where French is the only language of instruction and in a country where French is one of the official languages.

DELF or DALF test centres outside France

The benefits of studying in French

I want to study in English

To study in English, you must prove that you are proficient in English by providing the official results of a recognized language proficiency test, such as TOEFL, IELTS, TESTCan, CAEL, MELAB, CPE or PTE Academic. The test is mandatory unless you have studied full-time for at least three years in an institution where English is the only language of instruction and in a country where English is one of the official languages.

Student of BIR Training Center (Chicago, Illinois, US):
Levels 5 and 6 of the BIR Training Center's English Language Test Preparation Program meet the language requirements for admission to undergraduate programs at SPU.

Special requirements depending on the program of study

You must meet additional requirements to be eligible for certain programs. Read about the special requirements in the descriptions of the programs of study.