Application Documentation Requirements

Academic requirements from outside Canada and the USA

International applicants must ensure that their prerequisite courses (statistics and anatomy) are acceptable to fulfill the requirements well before the application deadline of January 31st. To do this, send course outlines/syllabus to for review/verification of prerequisite. Make sure to include your full name.

Since degrees vary greatly from institution to institution and country to country, the U of A will examine course content to establish equivalences to a U of A baccalaureate degree.  Although you may present the minimum academic and prerequisite course requirements to be considered for admission, all applicants must well exceed the minimum requirements to be considered for admission.  Also note that a competitive application does not guarantee admission into the program.

See minimum academic requirements from other countries.

Document requirements from outside Canada and the USA (pdf only)

Official transcripts or marksheets in both the original language and an official, English translation from each institution attended
Official copy of degree certificate and English translation is required if the degree awarded does not appear on the official transcript
Original English language test scoresheet (TOEFL, TSE, IELTS) if required
Course outline/syllabus of both the statistics and anatomy courses that will be used to fulfill the prerequisite course requirements must be submitted prior to the January 31st deadline to ensure that requirements are fulfilled
WES evaluations are NOT accepted
English Language Proficiency Requirement

English Language Proficiency Requirement:  English is the primary language of instruction at the University of Alberta and all applicants must be very proficient in written, spoken, and reading English.  Our OT courses are very comprehensive and therefore applicants need to have a very good command of the English language.  

Applicants with degrees/qualifications in a language other than English or from a country where English is not the primary language may need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency through one of the following exams.  Note that these scores are the minimum requirement to apply - successful applicants present much higher, competitive scores.


As per the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Manual tests of English Language must have been completed in the last two years.  Tests that are older than two years will not be accepted.

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or a total score of 100 with a score of at least 25 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based)

  • MELAB: minimum score of 85

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least 5 on each band

  • CAEL: overall minimum score of 60, with at least 60 on each subtest

  • PTE (Academic): overall minimum score of 59