Language Requirements

Students admitted to Brescia University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your first language and you have not lived or studied in an English environment, you will be required to write 1 of the tests listed below or complete your ESL studies with 1 of Brescia's ESL pathway partners. Students who can demonstrate English proficiency may have the requirements waived.

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is 4 years of full-time study in Canada. If you have a total of 4 years of formal education in a country where English is the primary language and language of instruction, you may be considered for an exemption. A 4U English is also required.

Find more information about English-language requirements.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score Paper-based tests: A minimum score of 550 with a 5 on the TWE. Internet-based tests: A minimum score of 83 with no score below 20.
Minimum IELTS Score A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with no band below 6.0.
Minimum CAEL Score A minimum overall score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.
CANTest A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required with no part less than 4.0.
PTE (Pearson Test of English) A minimum overall score of 58 with no score less than 56.
Other Test Scores Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 176 with no score below 169 in each component. Duolingo (DET): Minimum overall score of 115. Brescia will admit students who have completed their ESL training through programs offered at a number of our ESL partners. Find more information on our website.