English Language Requirements | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

English Language Requirements

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May I upload the student copy of my English Language test score?

Yes, the student copy indicating the results of your English Language test score is sufficient for admission purposes. During the application process, we do not require official and final copies of documents. 

However, if you are to receive an offer of admission, a final official copy of the test score must be received by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for you to satisfy this condition of admission. Please have a final, official, hard copy of this document sent directly to the University of Guelph by listing the institution code 0892 at your testing centre. Please be sure that the mailing address mentions The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to be sure that it arrives to us.

What is the minimum English Language score required to apply?

The minimum score required to apply to graduate studies varies according to the language test taken. View the English Language Proficiency page for detailed information. Please note: some departments have higher English language requirements. Please review the website of the department to which you are applying for detailed information. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page.

What is the University of Guelph’s institution code?

The University of Guelph institution code is 0892. The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is not set up to receive results electronically. Please be sure that the following mailing address is used to ensure it arrives to our office:

Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
Level 3, University Centre
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1

When do my English Language test scores expire?

English language test scores are valid for a period of 2 years. If your test has expired, please visit our English Language Proficiency page for a list of acceptable tests and their respective minimum requirements.

Who is required to provide an English Language test score?

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit test scores from a standardized language test. To learn more about acceptable tests and their respective minimum requirements, please view the English Language Proficiency page.

If you feel that you may qualify to have this requirement waived, you would need to make this request of the department to which you intend to apply, as this would be up to their discretion. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page.