English Language Proficiency


If your first language is not English, you must show you have an acceptable level of English by completing a language proficiency test. If you have completed at least one year at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction, you may be exempt from this requirement.

Program Requirements

York University reserves the right to require a successfully completed language proficiency test. Each program identifies the minimum language test score requirements. Please connect with your program of choice for minimum acceptable English language scores.

For detailed information about these tests, please contact:


York English Language Test
YELT Office
Student Services Centre, York University
To register, call: 416-736-5599


International English Language Testing Service
Tel: 519-748-3516
E-mail: ielts@conestogac.on.ca


Test of English as a Foreign Language
Tel: (U.S.A.) 609-771-7100
York’s institutional code: 0894


York University English Language Institute offers intensive, non-credit English language courses for international students throughout the year.