Foreign Student Language Requirement

UBC welcomes applications from outstanding graduates of foreign universities. Over the years the Department of Philosophy has admitted graduate students from a wide range of countries.

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies guidelines on English Proficiency Requirements for more details.

Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 100 (Internet version), 600 (paper version) and 250 (computer version).
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0.

If requesting that TOEFL send your results direct to us, please use the following details:

Institution Code: 0965
Departmental Code: 20