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English language requirements

The language of instruction at ICM is English.

Before gaining admission into an ICM program, you must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.

For applicants impacted by IETLS or TOEFL test centre closures due to COVID-19, ICM will temporarily accept the IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT Home Edition as meeting English Language Proficiency requirements. The IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBt Home Edition will be accepted at the same levels as indicated below.

Please note that ICM no longer accepts the Duolingo English Test results for meeting English Proficiency levels. Please contact Admissions if you have questions.

Direct entry

If you meet the direct entry English language requirements and the relevant academic requirements for your country (see Admission Requirements), you will be eligible for direct entry to Stage I or Stage II programs.

Mixed entry

If you meet the mixed-entry English language requirements and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible to start Stage I or Stage II programs with the addition of one academic English course, to be taken during the first term of study.

English test scores

Please select your English test – IELTS, TOEFL, etc.

Entry Requirements

Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - B2 First or C1 Advanced with a minimum score of 162 with no grade lower than 154
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - B2 First with a minimum score of 154 with no grade lower than 147
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 5.0 with no band lower than 4.5
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 196 / 525 / 69 (no band lower than 15)
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 172 / 500 / 60
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 50 Overall
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 46 Overall
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - Pre-1
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - Eiken 2A
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - C
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - D
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - English Level 3
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - English Level 2
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 4B
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 6C
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - Standard 4 or Higher 3
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - Standard 3
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 50 overall with no bands below 50
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 40 overall
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 46 with no band below 42
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 38 with no band below 34
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - Completion of Level 4
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - Completion of Level 3
Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 95 overall with no band less than 80
Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) - 85 overall with no band less than 65

ICM regularly reviews its admission requirements and related English language requirements. Students wanting to submit TOEFL scores should request that originals be sent to ICM directly quoting Institution Code 6961.

Conditional admission with the English Language Centre (ELC)

If you don’t meet the minimum English language requirements for your desired ICM program, you may enrol in the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP), at the University of Manitoba’s English Language Centre (ELC), to improve your academic English language proficiency. The IAEP is the only English language program that will gain you conditional admission to ICM.

ELC’s Intensive Academic English Program

The UM’s English Language Centre (ELC) offers the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) and provides English language training for university bound international students. The IAEP prepares you for university studies by providing you with opportunities to develop and strengthen the language and academic skills necessary to succeed in degree programing. Each level consists of 24 hours of instruction per week for 14 weeks. Depending on your initial placement level, the IAEP can take as little as one level to complete:

  • January, May and September start dates
  • Average class size is less than 12 students per class
  • Highly qualified and experienced instructors
  • In-person classes are held at the Fort Garry campus, so you can enjoy the experience of studying English while having access to all university facilities. Remote delivery and hybrid study options are also available
  • ICM staff can assist you with the application process

Visit ELC’s website for more information.

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