List of Canadian Universities without IELTS

Does Canada allow students, study in Canada without IELTS? Yes, several universities in Canada allow students to study without having to take the IELTS exam. Canada is among the most popular locations to study abroad. Every year, Canada welcomes the greatest number of students that any other country. IELTS is a common English proficiency test that universities use to determine if a student is capable of academic writing and learning in an English-language setting.

Five Canadian Universities that doesn’t require IELTS exam

  • McGill University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Concordia University

McGill University

McGill University is in located in Montreal, Canada. If you meet requirements then students, may be excluded from presenting an IELTS score – you have attended school or university in a country where English is the recognised primary language for at least four years, you have completed the British Curriculum A-Level English with a C or better and for more visit the official website of McGill University. And if all the requirements are met, you will be excluded from presenting IELTS score.


Queen’s University is in located in Kingston, Canada. It is one of the prestigious universities of Canada.  You can enrol in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme, which is a 12-week intense curriculum that will prepare you for the requirements of academic writing, if you haven’t taken IELTS or met its prerequisites. Alternatively, if you think you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test, Queen’s University advises you to approach them. If you meet one of the following criteria, you may be excluded from giving evidence of your English language skills.


Queen’s University is in located in Montréal, Canada. If a student hac completed at least 3 years of full-time study in a school where English is the only language. If you meet the following qualifications, you may be excluded from presenting an IELTS score – passed the senior English course in CBSE or CISCE with a final grade of 75%, obtained a 31 on the SAT’s writing section, etc for more check out official website. You can enrol in their English Intensive Programme (EIP), if someone does not meet requirements as per listed by university to improve your English skills.


University of Toronto is in located in Toronto, Canada. As per the QS World University Rankings 2023, the University of Toronto is rated 34th in the world. If you have the following, you may be excluded from having to give an English language test score – 4 or more years of full-time education in a Canadian school and speak French as your native language, has finished or are currently completing 4 or more years of full-time study at an English language school in a country where English is the prevalent language. For more checkout the official website of University of Toronto.


Concordia University is located in Montreal, Canada. If you have the following, you may be excluded from having to give an English language test score – Completed of a minimum of three full years of study in an English-medium secondary or post-secondary institution where English is the exclusive language of instruction, as per as British curriculum, English Language or First Language, A minimum grade of “C” or “4” in English is required, A minimum grade of “B” or “6” in English as a Second Language. For more checkout the official website of University of Toronto. If someone do not meet one of the English language competency standards, he/she will be assessed on an English proficiency exam administered by the institution.

Finally, keep in mind that your university has the authority to ask for the result of a language requirement at any moment. They can also decline a request for a language test exemption. For more information, contact the admissions office.

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