Language Requirements

If you are from a country where English is not the first language, or where English is an official language but not the first language, and you have resided in Canada for 4 calendar years or less (i.e., your date of entry to Canada was on or after January 1, 2016, for fall 2020), you are required to present proof of English language proficiency at a satisfactory level.

Find more information about English language requirements.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score

Ryerson institution code: 0886

92–93: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media

83–87: All Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

92–93: All other Ryerson programs

88–91 internet-based: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (1 semester, entry: Winter, spring, fall)

83–87 internet-based: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (2 semesters, entry: Winter, fall)

68–82 internet-based: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (3 semesters, entry: Fall only)

Minimum MELAB Score

The MELAB is no longer offered by Michigan Language Assessment. Only scores up to 2 years old will be accepted.

90: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media

85: All Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

85: All other Ryerson programs

80–89: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (1 semester, entry: Winter, spring, fall)

75–79: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (2 semesters, entry: Winter, fall)

70–74: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (3 semesters, entry: Fall only)

Minimum IELTS Score

6.5: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media

6.5: All Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

6.5: All other Ryerson programs

6.0: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (1 semester, entry: Winter, spring, fall)

5.5: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (2 semesters, entry: Winter, fall)

5.0: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (3 semesters, entry: Fall only)

Minimum CAEL Score

70: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media

60: All Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

70: All other Ryerson programs

60: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (1 semester, entry: Winter, spring, fall)

50: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (3 semesters, entry: Fall only)

PTE (Pearson Test of English)

60: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media

60: All Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science) and all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

60: All other Ryerson programs

50: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (3 semesters, entry: Fall only)