English Language Requirements
The minimum graduate program admission requirements for test scores:
|English Language Test||Score|
|Internet-based TOEFL||93 with minimum of 20 in each category|
|Paper-based TOEFL||580 and TWE 5|
|IELTS (academic)||overall band score of 7.0 of the academic (NOT general) test with a minimum of 6.5 in each section
Some graduate programs may have higher requirements, as indicated in their section of the SFU Calendar.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I submit my test results?
IELTS test takers can either request electronic submission or order an official paper test score to be mailed directly to your destination graduate program.
Is there any English training program which will guarantee me admission to the University?
There is no English program which will guarantee admission to a graduate program.
Each graduate program has minimum requirements for admission and you should consult your target graduate program with your questions.
Does SFU offer any English language courses?
SFU's English Language & Culture Program offers a range of non-credit courses for students who need to improve their English language skills.
My previous education was in English. Can I be exempt from the language requirements?
International applicants whose primary language is not English will not be required to complete an English-language test if they have completed a degree at an institution where the language of instruction and examination was in English in a country where English is the primary language. For a list of these countries please click here.