About the program

Short-term programs are intended for students who want to improve their English and plan to study for a half-term at the English Language Centre.

Students who take the short-term program:

  • will be completing half of a level/term in the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) and will receive a letter of accomplishment. Students cannot advance to the next level. In order to do so, they must successfully complete a full level/term (14 weeks). 
  • will only be placed in the Foundations Level or Levels 1-4

Students who need to meet the University of Manitoba’s English language proficiency requirement must apply to the full-time IAEP and enrol in full levels/term (14 weeks), and successfully complete Level 5/ Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE).

Course information

Please see intakes and dates below.

Important dates and deadlines

Spring 2024 intakes

  • May. 6, 2024 -
    Jun. 28, 2024
    Spring A
  • Jul. 8, 2024 -
    Aug. 16, 2024
    Spring B

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2024

Fall 2024 intake

  • Sep. 3, 2024 -
    Oct. 18, 2024
    Fall A

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2024

Winter 2025 intakes

  • Jan. 6, 2025 -
    Feb. 21, 2025
    Winter A
  • Mar. 3, 2025 -
    Apr. 17, 2025
    Winter B

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2024

Admission requirements

  • be 17 or older before the start of term.
  • meet Canadian Study Permit (visa) requirements.
  • read, understand and abide by all program guidelines, including the refund policy
  • students will be required to take the Duolingo English Test (DET). This test will determine which level students are placed in. 

The ELC reserves the right to place students in a level the Centre believes is appropriate for maximum learning.  

Application and program fees

Fee type Fee amount
ELC application fee $175.00
Course fee $2,350*

*Fees are subject to change without notice and are listed in Canadian Funds (CAD) unless otherwise stated.

Students will also be required to pay the Guard.me insurance fee

Students will receive their Letter of Acceptance once payments have been received. The balance of fees is due one month before the program start date.

Please send completed application form to elc@umanitoba.ca 

Contact Us

English Language Centre
520 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.