English Proficiency Requirements

Test of Facility in English

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria do not need to submit a test of facility in English:

  • completed an IB diploma (completion of SL English B is not sufficient) or
  • lived in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language for the most recent three years prior to beginning their university studies or
  • attended an education institution full-time where the medium of instruction is English for the most recent three years prior to beginning their university studies

All other applicants must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the tests of facility in English listed below.

This test is a firm requirement and admission decisions cannot be made until an acceptable score has been reported. If you are in doubt about whether you meet our language requirements, submit an acceptable English language test score as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in the processing of your admission application.

Queen鈥檚 University reserves the right to request the result of an English language test from any applicant, at any time, when necessary.

Queen鈥檚 University reserves the right to request the result of an English language test from any applicant, at any time, when necessary.

Test Minimum Scores

Score of 6.5 on Academic Module with no band below 6.0

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iBT (Internet Based TOEFL)/88 overall: 20 Writing, 20 Speaking, 20 Reading, 20 Listening;

Paper Based TOEFL (PBT)/580 (TBC)

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Overall band of 70 with no band below 60

Share your results with Queen鈥檚 University through CAEL

Successful completion of QBridge Programming

Overall score of 60

Share your results with Queen鈥檚 University through PTE

Minimum score 120

The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49 USD. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample, which are shared with 成人大片 when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

Share your results with Queen鈥檚 University through Duolingo

175, with no component below 170

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Applicants who have been asked to submit English Language Proficiency results, and believe that this is not applicable to them, may make an appeal. For more information, see English Requirement Appeals Below.

We strongly advise you to complete your test and submit your scores to us well in advance of the published deadline. It may take several weeks from the time your test results are released until they reach Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment. The only acceptable way to submit your test results to Queen鈥檚 University is via the testing body.

English Language Proficiency test results are valid for a maximum period of two years prior to beginning studies at Queen's.

In order to match your results to your application, please ensure that you use the same information as your application for admission to Queen鈥檚. This includes: first (given), surname (last/family name), date of birth, and gender. We are unable to match results received with differing information.

 

 (English Language Bridging Pathway) -  is an English language pathway to Queen鈥檚 University for students who are academically competitive for admission to a Queen鈥檚 undergraduate degree program but who do not meet the required admission standard for English language proficiency. The QBridge programs ensure that students are linguistically, academically, and culturally prepared to complete their Queen鈥檚 undergraduate degree studies.

  • QBridge English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is for students who do not meet the requirements for QBridge Accelerated but are academically competitive for admission. Students accepted to Queen鈥檚 through QBridge pathway may be required to complete both the Fall and Winter terms of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program and to achieve the required standing in the program before progressing to their undergraduate degree studies in the following September). If a student has not reached the required standard in the Winter term, a third term of study may be taken in the Summer.

  • QBridge Accelerated is for students with higher standardized English language test scores and is available as a pathway to ALL first-year degree programs. QBridge Accelerated is an intensive 8-week summer course starting in early July. Students must achieve at least a B grade in QBridge Accelerated to progress to their degree program in September of the same year.

Eligible Degree Programs: QBridge is available for undergraduate degree programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Engineering and Applied Science. Applicants who are academically competitive for admission to a participating Queen's undergraduate degree program but do not meet the required English language requirements will automatically be assessed for our QBridge Pathway. 

English Requirement Appeals

Applicants who have been asked to submit a test of facility in English and believe that this does not apply to them may follow this process: 

Contact us by email, indicating the school(s) that you have attended, the name and contact information of each school鈥檚 principal, including the length of time you attend the school. To support your claim, please arrange to have your school(s) send official documentation 鈥 such as a school profile or a letter from the principal. The documentation must indicate that the medium of instruction at the school(s) is entirely in English.

After we receive this documentation, we will review it and inform you of our decision. If we determine that you still are required to provide an English facility test, you will have to submit an acceptable result by March 31st. 

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Apr 18, 2023 10:33 am