English as a Second Language

Bachelor of Arts

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English by writing one of the following tests:

Official test scores must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office by the testing centre. St. Thomas University's ETS number is 0803.

Students who meet the following minimum English Language Proficiency scores and the St. Thomas academic admission requirements are eligible for the ESL programme:

  • TOEFL 61 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)
  • MELAB 69
  • IELTS 5.0
  • CAEL 40, 50
  • Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First

Students with the TOEFL scores below are eligible to take five regular academic courses but may take integrated and assisted courses if they wish:

  • TOEFL 88-89 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL 573 (Paper-based)
  • MELAB 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • CAEL 60
  • Cambridge English Qualifications C or higher (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency)