Academic English Overview

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Meet your English language requirement at the #1 university in Canada!

Academic English is a summer language program designed for students with a conditional offer of admission to U of T Scarborough who are academically qualified but need to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
Academic English is an 8-week English Level 60 language course held at U of T Scarborough and taught by the U of T School of Continuing Studies. The program supports students in developing necessary skills for academic reading, writing, listening and speaking, while providing an introduction to academic culture, communication, research and study skills.
Students who successfully complete the summer Academic English program with a grade of ‘B’ or higher will satisfy the English language proficiency condition in the offer of admission and proceed to their degree studies in September.
If you are interested in Academic English, apply to your preferred program at U of T Scarborough. If you are eligible, you will receive a conditional offer of admission to U of T Scarborough and an invitation to register for Academic English.

Abdul"My name is Abdul and I am from Ethiopia. I recently completed the Academic English program at U of T Scarborough. My Academic English instructor Kris is one of the best English instructors I have ever had. He taught us how to prepare an outline, write a thesis statement and how to make a well-structured essay with proper formatting. He dedicated time to sit one-on-one with each of us to provide tailored support, attention and follow-up for improvements. We also had many engaging speaking activities, such as group discussions and live debates. I am very grateful for everything Kris has done for me and the other students, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate the opportunity I was given to acquire these skills that will be useful throughout my life. This period of time has changed my viewpoint and expanded my horizons immeasurably, and for that, I will always be grateful." 
-Abdul (Management student at U of T Scarborough)

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Admission Criteria for Academic English

Learn about the admission criteria for the Academic English program.

Financial Aid for Academic English

Learn more about our financial aid options for Academic English.

Study Permits for Academic English

International students in Canada can start their studies at U of T with a valid secondary school study permit.
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Housing for Academic English

Students can stay on campus in residence during the Academic English program.

Academic English Frequently Asked Questions

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Register for Academic English

For students who have received an offer of admission to U of T Scarborough.
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Contact Academic English

Contact information for Admissions and Student Recruitment.