Language Requirements

Ryerson is conducting a review of our English language proficiency requirements. For up-to-date information about our requirements, visit our website.

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); all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

92–93: All other Ryerson programs

88–91 internet-based: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program I (1 semester*, winter, spring, or fall entry)

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

68–82 internet-based: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program III (3 semesters, fall entry 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);all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

6.5: All other Ryerson programs

6.0: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program I (1 semester*, winter, spring or fall entry)

5.5: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program II (2 semesters, winter or fall entry)

5.0: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program III (3 semesters, fall entry 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); all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

70: All other Ryerson programs

60: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program I (1 semester*, winter, spring or fall entry)

50: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program III (3 semesters, fall entry 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); all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science)

60: All other Ryerson programs

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

Other Test Scores

Minimum Cambridge English Score

180 and above on C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: Creative Industries, Journalism, Professional Communication, Media Production, Sport Media.
All Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science programs (except Architectural Science); all Faculty of Science programs (except Computer Science).

All other Ryerson programs:
169-179 on B2 First: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program I (1 semester*, winter, spring or fall entry)
162-168 on B2 First: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program II (2 semesters, winter or fall entry)
154-161 on B1 Preliminary: Ryerson ESL Foundation Program III (3 semesters, entry: fall only)

*Students commencing studies in the fall semester of the ESL Foundations I program will spend the winter semester taking courses offered through Ryerson's Chang School of Continuing Education and earning credits toward their degree program of choice prior to beginning their full-time undergraduate enrolment.