What is the Minimum IELTS score to study in canada?
There is one prerequisite which every foreign country requires before giving the admission to the students from different parts of the world and that is proficiency in the English language. It can be tested by an International English Language Testing System, also abbreviated as IELTS. Anyone who is applying for a student visa to Canada needs to clear IELTS with a minimum of 6 bands overall. The IELTS score requirement may vary in different colleges but if one is applying for an undergraduate course then the minimum IELTS score requirement is 6 bands overall. That implies a 5.5 band in each of the IELTS section. But for the graduate or postgraduate courses, one needs to have a minimum 6.5 bands in IELTS. A 6.5 band means at least 6 bands in all four sections of IELTS. There are some professional courses like nursing, medicine etc which need at least 7 bands in IELTS. To score 7 bands means to fetch at least 6.5 bands in each reading as well as listening sections and 7 bands in the writing and speaking sections. There are more than 89 universities in Canada and each university in Canada has their own minimum IELTS score criteria. Although the minimum cut off is 6 bands for any kind of basic course. Some of the top universities in Canada which require overall 6.5 bands are: · McGill University · University of Toronto · University of British Columbia These universities have an overall band requirement and individual score by section requirement as well. Like the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia needs a minimum 6 bands in each section of IELTS. Besides the top universities, there are some universities that have a lesser cut off score for IELTS, namely: · St.Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology · Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology · Royal Roads University The above-mentioned universities require minimum 5.5 bands overall and 5 bands in each section except Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology which requires 5.5 bands in each section.