If your first language is not English, you must show you have an acceptable level of English by completing a language proficiency test.
If you have completed at least ONE year of full time study at an accredited university where English is the ONLY official language of instruction at the institution level (not only the program level), you will not be required to provide a language test.
Please visit our website for details regarding language proficiency requirements.
Only official results must be submitted to York University Graduate Admissions. (Copies are not accepted). Results submitted by mail must be sent to the address provided in the transcript section above. Electronic result submission is permitted if received directly from the issuing test centre (ex. IELTS, TOEFL).
Where language proficiency testing is required based on the applicant’s educational profile, we do not waive this requirement. This information is clearly provided on our website and on our information sessions. The academic language proficiency test results are an important element of our admissions process and a predictive factor for success in the program. If a language test is required but not yet received on your Myfile profile, your application file is considered incomplete. If you have written a test in the past 2 years that meet the minimum requirements you can order those results. If you are sitting a new test please provide your test date to admissions after you apply.