International

English upgrading

If you need to upgrade your English to get ahead in your profession or pursue university studies, UFV’s English Language Studies (ELS) and Upgrading & University Preparation (UUP) department options are designed just for you.

If you are a full-time international student, UFV offers intensive English upgrading‌, ranging from intermediate to pre-university levels, with access to university courses at the highest levels.

What is your English level?

Your English test scores determine the level that is most suitable for you to start. Completion of each level normally takes one semester, or four months.

The first two levels of ESL allow you focus on improving your written and spoken English. After completing these two core levels, you can move on to the University Foundation level which may allow you to take one university-level course while upgrading your English.

When you complete the University Foundation level successfully, you meet the English requirements for your final upgrading semester in Qualifying Studies.  This pathway combines university-level course studies with English and academic skills upgrading to ensure that you are prepared and meet requirements for admission to your academic program.  Advisors tailor your timetable to your specific needs and interests.

 

Placement Level

Courses

Entrance requirements
(effective Winter 2018)

ELS Intermediate Level

EAP courses

IELTS 4.5 with min band score of 4.0
or a TOEFL iBT score of 42 with writing 12

ELS Advanced Level

EAP courses

IELTS 5.0 with min band score of 4.5
or a TOEFL iBT score of 52 with writing 14

ELS University Foundation Level

English & academic skills upgrading

IELTS 5.5 with min band score of 5.0
or a TOEFL iBT score of 71 with writing 16

Qualifying Studies

English & academic skills upgrading
and academic program courses

IELTS 6.0 with min band score of 5.5
or a TOEFL iBT score of 80 with writing 19


Check out the full listing of English entrance requirements for academic programs, Qualifying Studies, Foundations, and ESL

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