English Language Exemption

Applicants from outside of Canada may meet their English Proficiency requirement based on the university they have attended or the country in which they reside. Some conditions apply.

English Proficiency at UAlberta includes two categories:

  • English Language Proficiency (ELP) -  required for all programs
  • Spoken English Proficiency (SEP) - required for some programs

Countries that satisfy English Proficiency

Applicants from the following countries are recognized as having met the English Proficiency requirement, with the following conditions:

  • To meet the ELP, they must have been educated at a qualifying educational institution for a minimum of three years 
  • To meet the SEP, they must have been educated at a qualifying educational institution for a minimum of six years 
American Samoa Grenada Seychelles
Anguilla Guam Sierra Leone
Antigua & Barbuda Guyana

Singapore

Australia Ireland (Republic of Eire) South Africa:  must also present
National Senior Certificate (requires a passing grade in English Home Language)
Bahamas India: must also present
CBSE All India Senior Secondary School Certificate: (requires minimum 75% in one of Core English/Elective English/Elective English C or 80% in Functional English)or
CISCE Indian School Certificate (requires minimum 75% in English)
St. Helena
Barbados Jamaica St. Kitts and Nevis
Bermuda Kenya  St. Lucia
Belize Liberia St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Botswana Malta Scotland
Brunei
Mauritius Tanzania
Cameroon: must also present GCE O and A-levels from Cameroon GCE Board (requires at least a grade of B in GCE O-level English Language)  (effective Fall 2015)  Montserrat  Trinidad and Tobago
Canada New Zealand Turks and Caicos Island
Cayman Islands Nigeria Uganda
England Northern Ireland United States of America
Falkland Islands  Pacific Island Virgin Islands
Fiji  Panama Canal Zone Wales
Gambia Puerto Rico Zambia
Ghana
Ryukyu Islands Zimbabwe
Gibraltar
    

Universities that satisfy English Proficiency

Applicants in good standing at one of these listed universities are recognized as having met the English Proficiency requirement, with the following conditions:

  • To meet the ELP, they must have been educated at the postsecondary level at a qualifying educational institution for a minimum of three years 
  • To meet the SEP, they must have been educated at the postsecondary level at a qualifying educational institution for a minimum of six years 

Country

University

Bangladesh

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology
Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology
Independent University
Islamic University of Technology
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
ShaNorth South University
Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET)
Shjalal University of Science and Technology (Engineering programs only)

Botswana

 University of Botswana

Bulgaria

American University in Bulgaria

Cameroon

 University of Buea (effective Fall 2015)

Egypt

American University in Cairo

Eritrea

University of Asmara

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University
Arba Minch Institute of Water Technology
Alemaya University
Jimma University
Wongo Genet College of Forestry

Germany

International University
Jacob's University

Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
University of Cape Coast
University of Ghana

Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
The University of Hong Kong

India

Aligarh Muslim University
Anna University
Annamalai University
Arunachal University
Assam Agricultural University
Berhampur University
Birla Institute of Technology (Ranchi)
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Cochin University of Science & Technology
Gauhati University
Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)
Indian Institute of Science
Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay)
Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi)
Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati)
Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur)
Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur)
Indian Institute of Technology (Madras)
Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee)
Indian School of Mines
Jadavpur University
Karnatak University
Kerala Agricultural University
Konkan Agricultural University
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Mahatma Gandhi University
Mangalore University
Manipur University
National Institute of Technology Calicut
Sambalpur University
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
University of Calcutta
University of Delhi, Delhi
University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh
University of Hyderabad
University of Kashmir
University of Kerala
University of Mumbai
University of North Bengal
University of Roorkee
Utkal University
West Bengal University of Technology

Kenya

Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Egerton University
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agric & Tech
Kenyatta University
Maseno University
Moi University
University of Eastern Africa - Baraton
University of Nairobi

Kuwait

Kuwait University (Faculties of Science, Engineering and Petroleum, Allied Health Science, Medicine and the Department of English)

Lebanon

Lebanese American University
American University of Beirut

Lesotho

National University of Lesotho

Malawi

University of Malawi

Namibia

University of Namibia

Nigeria

Abia State University
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Ahmadu Bello University
Ambrose Alli University
American University of Nigeria
Bayero University
Delta State University
Enugu State University of Sci and Tech
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Minna
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Federal University of Technology, Yola
Igbinedion University, Nigeria
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Lagos State University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ogun State University
Ondo State University
Rivers State University of Sci & Tech
University of Abuja
University of Ado-Ekiti
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
University of Agriculture, Makurdi
University of Benin
University of Calabar
University of Ibadan
University of Ilorin
University of Jos
University of Lagos
University of Maiduguri
University of Nigeria
University of Port Harcourt
University of Uyo

Pakistan

Aga Khan University
Gomal University
Hamdard University
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Mehran University of Engg & Technology
NED University of Engg & Technology
NWFP Agricultural University
NWFP University of Engg & Technology
Quaid-I-Azam University
Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
University of Engg & Technology, Lahore
University of Health Sciences
University of Karachi
University of the Punjab, Lahore

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea University of Technology
University of Goroka
University of Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Adamson University
Benguet State University
Central Mindanao University
Central Philippine University
Lligan Institute of Technology of the Mindanao State University
Far Eastern University
Mindanao State University
National University
Notre Dame University
Philippine Dominican Ctr of Institutional Studies
Silliman University
University of the City of Manila
University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos
University of the Philippines Los Baños
University of the Philippines Visayas
University of San Carlos
Xavier University

Samoa

University of the South Pacific

Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Sierra Leone

University of Sierra Leone

Sri Lanka

University of Moratuwa

Tanzania

Mzumbe University
Sokoine University of Agriculture
University of Dar es Salaam

Thailand

Asian Institute of Technology
Assumption University
Mahidol University

Turkey

Atilim University
Bilkent University
Bogazici University
Izmir Institute of Technology
Koc University
Middle East Technical University

Uganda

Makerere University
Mbarara University of Science and Technology

United Arab Emirates

American University of Sharjah

Zambia

Copperbelt University
University of Zambia

Zimbabwe

National University of Sci & Tech
University of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Open University