Admission Requirements

Students Must:

  • Be 17 or older before the start of the term.
  • Meet Canadian Study Permit (Visa) requirements.
  • Read, understand and abide by all program guidelines including the refund policy
  • Have an intermediate proficiency in English

At the start of the term, all students take a placement test unless they meet the Level 5 Entrance Requirement. This result is used to place students in one of the five levels of IAEP.

Students with a minimum score of 4.5 in IELTS are guaranteed a place in the IAEP; however, students with a lower proficiency will be provided options to improve their English prior to entering IAEP.

Level 5 Entrance Requirement*:

  • IELTS (5.5 or higher), or
  • TOEFL (minimum 16 in each component and 70 overall), or
  • CanTEST (3.5 Listening, 3.5 Reading, 3.5 Writing), or
  • CAEL (50 or higher)
  • Duolingo English Test (85-114)

* The ELC reserves the right to place a student in a level the Centre believes is appropriate for maximum learning, regardless of any standardized English proficiency test result.

TOEFL test scores must be made verifiable online by electronically releasing the result to our institution code: 0973

Test scores must be sent by the documentation deadline within the term you will be studying. Click here to view deadlines.

Students who have any of the test scores must submit an original copy or a scanned version of the original proficiency test score report by:

Mail: 520 University Centre
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

We reserve the right to deny admission and to refuse re-admission to students who do not fulfill the above conditions

Undergraduate Programs Academic Requirements

Students who wish to attend the University of Manitoba undergraduate program must ensure that they are familiar with the academic eligibility requirements. Please refer to the U of M's International Entrance Requirements, or contact an admissions representative at

Some faculties, such as the Faculty of Law, may require higher language proficiency scores and therefore will not accept IAEP Level 5/ Academic English Program for University and College Entrance or AEPUCE (AEPUCE) to meet the language requirements. . Students must check with their program of interest to ensure IAEP Level 5/ (AEPUCE) is acceptable for admission.