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English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at ICM is English.

Before being granted 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 the COVID-19 crisis, ICM will temporarily accept the IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and Duolingo English Test as meeting English Language Proficiency requirements for the Summer and Fall 2020 intakes. The IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBt Special Home Edition will be accepted at the same levels as indicated below.

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 UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II.

Mixed entry

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

English language qualification Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) Mixed entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II)
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 5.0 with no band lower than 4.5
TOEFL Computer/Paper/IBT 196 / 525 / 69 (no band lower than 15) 172 / 500 / 60
EIKEN Japan Pre-1 Eiken 2A
GCE 'O' Levels First Language English  (Oral Endorsement) C D
HKDSE English Level 3 English Level 2
SPM English (1119) C4 C6
International Baccalaureate Standard 4 or Higher 3 Standard 3
CAEL CE 50 overall with no bands below 50 40 overall
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 46 with no band below 42 38 with no band below 34
Duolingo English Test 95 85

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.

English language preparation

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for your desired program at ICM, you may choose to enrol in the University of Manitoba's English language program to improve your proficiency.

Academic English program

The University of Manitoba's Academic English program provides English language training for university-bound international students. Classes are held on the Fort Garry campus so you can enjoy the experience of studying English while having access to all university facilities. Program intakes are offered in January, May and September.

Upon successful completion of the appropriate course at the University of Manitoba's English Language Centre, you will be eligible to enter ICM without any further English tests, either directly into UTP Stage I, UTP Stage II or a mixed-entry program. ICM staff can assist you with the application process.