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English Language Requirements
The language of instruction at RUIC is English. Before being granted admission into a program at RUIC, you must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below. Individual band scores apply.
If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit support course called Introduction to our Learning Community (ILC101). This program is designed to be completed in three terms.
If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage II and will take ILC101, two academic courses and two required integrated tutorials to support your academic courses in your first term of study. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.
*The Canadian High Commission, in accordance with visa assessment guidelines, may place additional English language proficiency requirements on students from particular countries, which may differ from published requirements listed above.
**Students with IELTS 6.0 overall (with Reading and Writing minimum 5.5), TOEFL 79 (minimum 18 in all bands) or Duolingo level of 100, are exempt from the Introduction to our Learning Community course (ILC 101).
IELTS test dates can be found through the following link: www.ielts.org
Students wanting to submit TOEFL scores should request that originals be sent to RUIC directly quoting Institution Code C801.
In addition to the IELTS and TOEFL tests, students may satisfy the University’s English language proficiency requirement in other ways as outlined on the University’s website: www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/requirements/english-language/
- A credit in Grade 12 English (or the equivalent) in and of itself, is not enough to satisfy the English Language Requirements.
- Students attending a Canadian curriculum offshore school in China are required to submit an English Language Proficiency test.
- Students currently attending an Ontario high school and who previously attended a Canadian curriculum offshore school in China will be required to provide an English Language Proficiency test.
- RUIC reserves the right to require applicants with an English Language Proficiency score disparate from their academic English prerequisite achievement to present further evidence of proficiency.
Academic Entry Requirements:
Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below**. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.
**Meeting minimum admissions requirements as listed below does not guarantee admission. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.
Not all qualifications are listed, so if you have other qualifications, please send details to email@example.com for assessment.
The completion of secondary school mathematics (or equivalent) at an acceptable level is required for entry into UTP Stage II in the International Economics and Finance stream, and for some countries for all streams (see below table).
Once accepted to RUIC, before you start a Business Management or International Economics and Finance program you will be required to take the Math Placement Assessment. Students may be required to complete a preparatory math course in the first term of UTP Stage II as a prerequisite to the required math course for their program. The preparatory math course is additional to your required courses for Business Management or International Economics and Finance.