Language Requirements

You are not required to submit an English-language test if you:

  • resided in an English-speaking country for at least 4 years immediately prior to September 2021; or
  • attended an English-speaking educational institution in a full-time academic (non-ESL) program for at least 4 years immediately prior to September 2021. Official documentation from the school is required for this exemption.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request more information about your test score results and you may be required to take another English-language test at the university's discretion. Acceptable tests are currently under review. Please check our website for updates.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score 86 iBT (minimum of 20 in each of the 4 categories)
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5 overall
Minimum CAEL Score Minimum score of 70
PTE (Pearson Test of English) 60 overall (minimum 60 in both Writing and Speaking)
Other Test Scores CAE (Cambridge Advanced English): Grade of "B" with a minimum of "good" on each of the 4 components: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Last Test Date

2020-Apr-01 - McMaster's Institution Code is 0936.