Language Proficiency Assessments

English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. If you graduated from a recognized degree program or completed four years of full-time study in English in these countries, you will have met UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.

If you require an English language proficiency assessment, we will accept IELTS-Academic or TOEFL-iBT. No other assessment test will be accepted.

  • IELTS – Academic Scores: 6.5 (no parts lower than 6)
  • TOEFL – iBT Scores:
    • Overall: 90
    • Reading: 22
    • Listening: 22
    • Writing: 21

If you are applying for a French specialization, the DELF/DALF is required.

  • Results of DELF/DALF and English language proficiency assessments are due no later than June 30
  • Francophone students with a diploma from a Francophone university are exempt from this requirement
  • Students who have passed the French Language Assessment (FLA) within two years of applying to the BEd program, will be accepted based on the current DELF/DALF equivalencies