Graduate Requirements

Admission requirements for All Graduate Programs and for Graduate Student Status:

English Language Proficiency Requirements

The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency is demonstrated by:

  1. possession of a degree or its academic equivalent from an institution recognized by the University of Prince Edward Island and where the language of instruction is English. Proof that the instruction for the degree was in English may be required and will be confirmed by the UPEI Registrar’s Office;
  2. or a satisfactory score on one of the following approved English language examinations.

Graduate programs

Test

Regular Offer (all programs except Nursing, Education)

Regular Offer (Nursing, Education only)

Conditional* Offer

IELTS (Academic)

7 in writing and no band lower than 6.5

7 in writing and speaking; 6.5 in reading and listening

5

TOEFL pbt

600 TWE 6

600 with minimum TWE 6

500 TWE-4

TOEFL

Internet-based test

100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing; 22 in reading and listening

100 with no band lower than 25

61

MELAB

85 with 3+ in speaking

85 with 3+ in speaking

Speaking 60

CanTEST

5 in Writing with no other band lower than 4.5

5

4

CAEL

70

70

50

PTE

66

66

50

CAE

CAE A and B and CPE A and B

185-190 after Jan 1/15

CAE A; CPE A & B

185-190 after Jan 1/15

140

Eiken

1

1

Pre-1

CELBAN for Nursing only


Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 7;

Speaking 7

 

 

Any exam should have been written within the last two years. If not written in the last two years, students should make arrangements to take the test at least three months before the semester opening date.

*Conditional: Students meeting this requirement must participate in the Graduate English Academic Preparation program and satisfy the minimum Unconditional English Language Proficiency requirements before being permitted to enrol in Graduate level courses or participate in Graduate program activity.

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