English Language Requirements

English language requirements for applicants and students

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN specializes in training practitioners for the health care field. The content of lectures, course materials and daily interaction is high in science content, and the ability to communicate, read, and write in the English language is necessary to ensure students are adequately prepared to successfully complete their programs of study. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements for programs, it may be necessary for applicants to provide proof of English language ability. If proof of English language ability is required, the assessment should take place as early as possible. The test results can take up to six weeks to be returned to us, and a candidate cannot be offered a firm offer, nor start a program, if this criterion is still outstanding.

Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

Do you require an English language assessment?

If English or French is not your first language, and you have not completed two years of full-time education at a post-secondary facility in a country where the dominant language is English, then you are required to complete an English language assessment.

Accepted testing services & scores required
  • If English or French is not your first language, and you have completed two years of full-time education at a post-secondary educational facility in a country where the dominant language is English, you are not required to complete an English language assessment. Proof of attendance at one of these post-secondary education facilities must be provided along with your transcripts as part of the admission documentation.A list of countries that are recognized as dominant English language speaking countries by The Michener Institute is included below.
  • If French is your first language, and you have studied for four years or more, full-time, showing satisfactory academic progress, in the Canadian school system, you are not required to present English language testing papers. Rather, you must include ENG4U/Grade 12-University Prep English/anglais with your transcript as part of your admission documentation.
  • If your first language is English and the country, in which your total education took place, is Canada or is listed in the table below, you are not required to present proof of English language assessment. Rather, you must include ENG4U/Grade 12-University Prep English/anglais with your transcript as part of your admission documentation.
  • If you are a registered/licensed Health Care Provider in Canada, you are exempt from providing an English Language Assessment. Please note: This does not apply for applicants to the Bridging Programs.

Countries recognized as English-language-dominant

Anguilla
Antiqua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Cameroon**
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland (Northern)
Ireland (Republic)
Jamaica
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta**
Mauritius**
Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
St. Kitt’s & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadine
Scotland
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa**
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos
Uganda
United Kingdom
USA
Vanuatu**
Zambia
Zimbabwe

** Students will only be exempt from providing proof of English language facility from schools in these countries if the language of instruction of the school in question was English.