Since English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the U of A, all applicants must be proficient in English prior to admission.
Proficiency is demonstrated by:
- a satisfactory score on an approved English Language Proficiency examination (see table below), OR
- possession of a degree from a Canadian institution, OR
- possession of a degree from a country or school listed on the Faculty of Graduate Studies Exemption List.
The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences will accept the following examinations (with a satisfactory score) to fulfill English Language Proficiency:
Please note: The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences does not admit applicants who submit scores below the stated minimums or applicants who are required to submit a score but fail to do so. Additionally, the department will only accept scores that reflect a test date that has taken place within the last 2 years.