If you have not completed at least one year of full-time study at an accredited university where English is the ONLY official language of instruction at the institution level (not the program level), you are required to provide a language test.

There are a number of acceptable tests which can be used to demonstrate proficiency:

Professional LLM Academic Language Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores

Test TypeTest ScoreWebsiteEmail
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based
MyBest results is not accepted for this requirement
625 (with minimum of 5 on TWE)TOEFL Website
University Code 0894
toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – Computer Based
*MyBest results is not accepted for this requirement
263TOEFL Website
University Code 0894
toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based)
MyBest results is not accepted for this requirement
102-109TOEFL Website
University Code 0894
toefl@ets.org
IELTS (Academic test only – general test will not be accepted)7.5 overall and 7.0 in reading and writingIELTS websiteed@britcoun.org
Certificate in Foundations of Canadian LawPass with Honours OsgoodePD website
YUELI – York University English Language InstituteIALE – with distinction
GSPP – With Distinction
AP – Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI websiteyueli@yorku.ca
CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language AssessmentOverall score of 70 with no component less than 60CAEL Websiteinfo@cael.ca
Duolingo (up to and including Winter 2022 admission)125Duolingo Websiteenglishtest-support@duolingo.com

Notes:

We require official language test results (we will review copies when initially reviewing your file, but your admission would be conditional pending the official results). Official results should be sent to York University, once you have done so please let us know by e-mailing us us at admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

We may consider Degree and Diploma applicants for a conditional offer of admission prior to receipt of an English language proficiency test. Applicants who are granted a conditional offer must submit their test results within the following timeline:

  • Fall Start Program – no later than July 30
  • Winter Start Program – no later than November 1

Single Course Enrollment Language Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores

Single course enrollment applicants can demonstrate language proficiency using the same methods (and minimum scores) outlined above or may submit a current NCA Assessment letter or screenshot of the NCA portal which states that the language requirements have been met.

Note that e will not make non-degree (Single Course Enrollment) applicants conditional offers of admission prior to receipt of an English language proficiency test.

Graduate Diploma in Foundations of Canadian Law Language Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores

Test TypeTest ScoreWebsiteEmail
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based577TOEFL Website
University Code 0894
toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – Computer Based233TOEFL Website
University Code 0894
toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based)88TOEFL Website
University Code 0894
toefl@ets.org
IELTS – Academic Type7.0 overallIELTS websiteed@britcoun.org
YUELI – York University English Language Institute IALE – with distinction
GSPP – With Distinction
AP – Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI websiteyueli@yorku.ca
CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language AssessmentOverall score of 70 with no component less than 60CAEL Websiteinfo@cael.ca
Duolingo (up to and including Winter 2022 admission)115Duolingo Websiteenglishtest-support@duolingo.com

We require official language test results (we will review copies when initially reviewing your file, but your admission would be conditional pending the official results). Official results should be sent to York University, once you have done so please let us know by e-mailing us us at admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

We may consider Degree and Diploma applicants for a conditional offer of admission prior to receipt of an English language proficiency test. Applicants who are granted a conditional offer must submit their test results within the following timeline:

  • Fall Start Program – no later than July 30
  • Winter Start Program – no later than November 1

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