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Entry requirements for Canada

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Undergraduate courses

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We have no standard universal entry requirement for Canadians interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees, however, the information below can be used as a guide.

Please note that requirements may differ for certain courses.

Alberta

A minimum of 80% average in 5 subjects at Year 12 General High School Diploma level, with at least a minimum of 80% in any required subjects.

British Columbia

A minimum of 80% average in 5 subjects at Year 12, with at least a minimum of 80% in any required subjects or BBBBB-AAAAA grades.

Manitoba

A minimum of five credits awarded at the 300 Level with at least a minimum of 80% in four subject areas.

New Brunswick

A minimum of 80% average in 5 subjects at Year 12, with at least a minimum of 80% in any required subjects.

Ontario

A minimum of 80% average in six U/M subjects at Year 12, with at least a minimum of 80% in any required subjects.

Quebec

A minimum of 80% average in DEC/DCS, with at least a minimum of 80% in any required subjects.

Please contact us with an overview of your educational background/grades and the subject areas you are interested in and we will advise further.

LLB applicants may be required to have a minimum of two years post-secondary education at a recognised institution in order for a foreign law degree to be accredited by Canadian authorities. More information is available on the Law School website.

Postgraduate taught courses

A good degree, usually a 2.8 GPA (out of 4) or higher, from a recognised university in a relevant subject is normally required for a postgraduate taught degree. Equivalent qualifications will also be considered.

Note: many subjects that are postgraduate qualifications in Canada are undergraduate qualifications in the UK, including law, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and more. Therefore, if you are interested in one of these courses, you need to follow the advice for undergraduate entry.

Postgraduate research courses

A good degree, at least a 2.8 GPA (out of 4.0),  from a recognised university in a relevant subject is normally required for a postgraduate research degree. Most Schools may also require a master's degree. Please contact us for more advice.

English language requirements

Canada is listed by UK Visas and Immigration as a majority English-speaking country. This means that you should not need to prove your knowledge of English if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree.

If you are a native English-speaking applicant who has successfully completed year 12 secondary school education with good grades in your High School Diploma, you should be considered for English language requirement exemption.

Non-native English-speaking applicants who have successfully completed a degree qualification from a recognised Canadian university should be considered for English language requirement exemption.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.