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Entry requirements for Canada

Language requirements

All students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

If you don't achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Academic requirements

Level of entry General qualification requirement
Foundation (only required if entry requirements for the bachelors degree are not met)
  • Secondary School Diploma (grade 12)
    or
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • A portfolio of art work is also required for the Art and Design Foundation course
Undergraduate bachelors degree
  • Secondary School Diploma (grade 12):
    • Quebec: Diplôme d'Etudes Collègiales (DEC) with 65%; Alberta 65% in five grade 12 subjects
    • British Columbia: 67% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Manitoba five credits at 300 level and at least four scores of 65%
    • New Brunswick 65% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Newfoundland 65-70% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Nova Scotia 65% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Prince Edward Island 65% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Ontario 65-70% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Saskatchewan 65% in five grade 12 subjects
    • Yukon Territories minimum of five 'B' grades at year 12 level
      or
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB)
  • A portfolio of art work is also required for the Art and Design undergraduate degrees
Postgraduate taught masters
  • A bachelors degree or equivalent with GPA of 2.7 on the Canadian 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or 5.5+ on the 9 point scale.
Postgraduate research masters
  • A bachelors degree or equivalent with GPA of 2.7 on the Canadian 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or 5.5+ on the 9 point scale.
MBA
  • A bachelors degree with a GPA of 2.7 on the Canadian 4.0 scale (or equivalent) and two to three years' work experience
Doctoral studies
  • A masters degree

*Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration.

You can also view our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3645

General international student enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3411

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