International Foundation Program

The International Foundation Program (IFP) is a unique offering that combines conditional acceptance to the University of Toronto with intensive English language instruction. The IFP is available to academically qualified international students who are graduating from a high school and whose English proficiency scores do not meet the University of Toronto’s published direct entry requirements.

Successful completion of the IFP will guarantee admission to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering with one full credit in First Year.

Students applying to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering should demonstrate excellence in Mathematics and Sciences throughout high school. In order to be eligible for admission, candidates must complete senior level courses in Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry. International high school candidates who have excellent grades in these prerequisite courses but have English proficiency test scores lower than normally required for direct admission may apply to the IFP.

For further information about the IFP program please consult the IFP website. All students interested in applying to the International Foundation Program (IFP) can do so on the OUAC website.

By successfully completing the IFP, students whose English language scores fall below the University of Toronto’s requirements can gain access to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Applicants must achieve an English facility test score that falls into one of the IFP ranges listed below:

TestIFP Admission RangeU of T Direct Admission
IELTS Overall 5.0-6.5 (no band lower than 5.0 with a minimum writing band at 5.5)Overall 6.5+ (no band lower than 6.0)
TOEFL iBT63+ (minimum 16 on writing)100 (minimum 22 on writing)
GCSE/IGCSE/GCE English coursesMinimum grade of “C” (“4 or 5” in reformed qualifications)Minimum grade of “B” (“6” in reformed qualifications)
IB5 or 6 in English B HL4 in English Literature HL/English Language & Literature/English A1 or A2

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