• Meet all general and applicable program-specific admission requirements
  • Present evidence of EFP entry scores for UBC’s Okanagan campus

The English Foundation Program offers admission to high school graduates and to those students who have previously attended any post-secondary institution.


  • Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree program in Arts, Science, Applied Science, Human Kinetics, Fine Arts, Media Studies, or Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus
  • Qualify to attend UBC’s Okanagan campus as per admission requirements
  • English proficiency is slightly lower than UBC’s English Language Proficiency admission standards

Minimum entry scores

Minimum entry scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test. Tests taken more than two years prior to application for admission will not be considered.

International test (acronym) International test (full name) UBC’s Okanagan campus EFP entry scores
EAP 103 EAP 104
CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English B Level B2 Pass at grade C
CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment 70 50-59 60-69
UBC CEL/ELI UBC Certificate in English Language 600
Level 75%
400 level 500 level
CPE Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English C N/A N/A
IELTS International English Language Testing System (Academic) 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 5.0 – 5.5 with no band less than 4.5 6.0 – 6.5 with no band less than 5.0
MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery 85 72 – 77 78 – 84
OC-ESL Okanagan College Intensive Assessment Battery Completion of level 6/EAP 040
70% or higher
Completion of level 5/EAP 030
Completion of level 5/EAP 030
70% or higher
PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic) Score 65 Score 34 – 49 Score 50 – 64
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language or Internet-Based Test (iBT) Score 90 Score 70 – 79 Score 80 – 89