Options to Apply

When deciding to join the English Language Centre, students have 4 academic pathways/options to choose from to apply:

  • Conditional Admission: English Language Centre Plus University Studies (Advanced/Direct Entry
  • Conditional Admission to Non-Degree Programs
  • Regular Admission: English Language Centre
  • Already applied to University of Manitoba-need English Language Centre

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission is an option where you will gain acceptance to an undergraduate program on the condition that you complete the English Language Centre’s Level 5 program first. This is an excellent option for students who have met all other academic requirements but do not meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

After you complete the ELC’s Level 5 program you will be able to move directly into your undergraduate program without submitting a new application.

Conditional Admission is only available for:

Direct Entry (available for students who just finished high school or have less than 24 credit hours of post-secondary education).

Advanced Entry (available for students who have more than 24 credit hours of post-secondary education).

Students who wish to apply to other faculties/programs such as Business or Engineering must submit a separate application after they have completed their studies at the English Language Centre.

To learn more about the application process to Undergraduate Programs, please click here.

Conditional Admission to Non-Degree Programs

Effective January 1, 2020, Extended Education (EE) is officially partnering with the English Language Centre (ELC) to offer students a conditional pathway to admission into Applied Business Management, Applied Human Resources Management, and Applied Business Analysis.

Students who successfully complete the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE)/Level 5 of the Intensive Academic English (IAEP) meet the English language proficiency requirements for the intensive programs.

Students can gain conditional admission to the intensive programs provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Meet the IAEP Level 5/ AEPUCE Entrance Requirements. For more information, please click here.
  2. Meet the intensive programs education and work experience admission requirements. For more information and to apply, please go to: https://umextended.ca/international-professionals-students/
Regular Admission (English Language Centre Only)

Regular Admission is an option where you are only accepted to the English Language Centre and not to any undergraduate program. This option is best suited for students who are wishing to increase their academic English ability, or for those who wish to go on to Graduate Level Studies (Students need to apply directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies).

Please note that in order to apply for regular admission, no official documents such as transcripts or proof of graduation are necessary. If you have an English Proficiency Score (such as IELTS, TOEFL, CanTest, etc.) please submit it when applying or by email to elc@umanitoba.ca.

Already applied to University of Manitoba-need English Language Centre

This is only available to students who have already submitted an initial application to any undergraduate program, but are ineligible because they do not meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements. If it is determined that your application does not meet the English language proficiency requirements you will be notified by the Admissions Department by email. The email will contain a link that you must click on to direct you to a new application where you should log in using your existing username and password.

We will combine these two applications and assess you for conditional admission to University 1, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Sciences, or Extended Education. 

For more information about these 3 options, please see the Applicant Information Bulletin (PDF).

Ready to Apply? We can help! Please see the Application Guide.

We look forward to welcoming you to Winnipeg and Canada. If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please contact us.