English language proficiency exemptions

English language proficiency examination exemption

You are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency (ELP) examination score if any one of the following conditions is true:

  • You have completed three or more years of post-secondary education or completed a graduate degree at a Canadian institution or university.
  • Within the last 24 months at the time of your application submission, you have completed three or more years of post-secondary education or completed a graduate degree at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction, as indicated on our ELP exemption list.
    • For example:  You have completed a post secondary degree (bachelor or master)from an institution listed below.  The ELP exemption from an ELP exempt institution below expires two years after graduation.
  • You have been employed for at least three years in a position in which English was the language of business in a country listed as '"all exempt" on our ELP exemption list.
  • Your country's official language is English and is listed as "all exempt" on our ELP exemption list.

ELP exemption list

Country

Universities or Institutions exempt

American Samoa

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Anguilla

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Antigua & Barbuda

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Australia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bahamas

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology
  • Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology
  • Independent University
  • Islamic University of Technology
  • Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • North South University
  • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Engineering programs only)

Barbados

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Belize

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bermuda

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bhutan

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Botswana

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bulgaria

  • American University in Bulgaria

Cambodia

  • Panna Sastra University of Cambodia

Canada

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Cayman Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Egypt

  • American University in Cairo
  • German University in Cairo

Eritrea

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Ethiopia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Falkland Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Fiji

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Gambia, The

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Germany

  • Jacob's University

Ghana

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Gilbraltar

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Grenada

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Guam

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Guyana

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Hungary

  • Central European University

Hong Kong

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • University of Hong Kong

India

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Anna University
  • Annamalai University
  • Arunachal University
  • Assam Agricultural University
  • Banaras University
  • Bangalore University
  • Berhampur University
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • Gauhati University
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology
  • Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)
  • Indian Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Indian Statistical Institute
  • Indian Institutes of Technology
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Jadavpur University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Karnatak University
  • Kerala Agricultural University
  • Konkan Agricultural University
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Mangalore University
  • Manipur University
  • Panjab University
  • Punjab Agricultural University
  • Sambalpur University
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Calicut
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh
  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Kashmir
  • University of Kerala
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of North Bengal
  • University of Roorkee
  • Utkal University
  • West Bengal University of Technology

Ireland

(Republic of)

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Jamaica

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Kenya

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Kuwait

  • Kuwait University

Lebanon

  • American University of Beirut
  • Lebanese American University

Lesotho

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Liberia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Malawi

  • all exempt, ELP not required.
Malta
  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Montserrat

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Namibia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

New Zealand

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Nigeria

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Pakistan

  • Aga Khan University
  • Gomal University
  • Hamdard University
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology
  • NWFP Agricultural University
  • NWFP University of Engineering and Technology
  • Quaid-I-Azam University
  • Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  • Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • University of Health Sciences
  • University of Karachi

Papua New Guinea

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Philippines

  • Adamson University
  • Benguet State University
  • Central Mindanao University
  • Far Eastern University
  • Mindanao State University
  • National University
  • Silliman University
  • University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos
  • University of San Carlos
  • Xavier University

Ryukyu Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Samoa

  • University of the South Pacific

Saudi Arabia

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Sierra Leone

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Singapore

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Solomon Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

South Africa

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Sri Lanka

  • University of Moratuwa

St. Kitts & Nevis

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Swaziland

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Tanzania

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Thailand

  • Asian Institute of Technology
  • Assumption University
  • Mahidol University

Trinidad & Tobago

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Turkey

  • Atilim University
  • Bilkent University
  • Bogazici University
  • Izmir Institute of Technology
  • Koc University
  • Middle East Technical University

Turks & Caicos Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Uganda

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

United Arab Emirates

  • American University of Sharjah
  • The Petroleum Institute

United Kingdom

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

USA

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Vanuatu

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Virgin Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

West Indies (Jamaica)

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Zambia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Zimbabwe

  • all exempt, ELP not required.