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Admission Requirements

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at FIC is English. Before being granted admission into a program at FIC, you must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below. Individual band scores apply.

Direct entry

If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Integrated entry

If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take INTG100 and two academic courses in your first term of study. An A grade in INTG100 will exempt students from the academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Cornerstone entry

If you meet the cornerstone entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take cornerstone courses in your first term of study. Students who obtain an A in the cornerstone program will progress to direct entry, those with a B will progress to integrated entry. This program is designed to be completed in four terms.

English Language Qualification Direct-entry requirements Integrated-Entry requirements Cornerstone-Entry requirements
IELTS (Academic)

Overall 6.0

(no band below 5.5)

Overall 5.5

(Minimum 5.5 in reading and writing bands, 5.0 in speaking and listening)

Overall 5.0

TOEFL

79

69

59

British Columbia High School English 12 (+3 year residency in Canada)

55%

50%

N/A

GCSE/O Level English Language

C

D

N/A

HKDSE

3

2

N/A

Students wanting to submit TOEFL scores should request that originals be sent to FIC directly quoting Institution Code 1452.

IELTS test dates can be found through the following links:

For students in the Vancouver Area: www.sfu.ca/ielts/dates.html & www.ieltsvancouver.com

For all other locations: www.ielts.org

* Students with IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all bands) or equivalent are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course.

Your English language preparation

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for entry to your desired program at FIC, you may wish to enrol in an intensive English language program at SFU. The English Language and Culture (ELC) programs will help you improve your English language skills before starting at FIC.

SFU English Language and Culture (ELC) program

The SFU ELC program is an intensely interactive learning experience in a university setting. It emphasizes the importance of improving your language skills and understanding the culture in which a language is used. Students will be able to continue learning independently outside the classroom, and will gain the confidence to use English in any setting.

Conducted at SFU's Vancouver campus, the ELC program offers a wide range of English language courses. FIC can arrange full-time English tuition at ELC if you need to improve your English skills before commencing your academic study at FIC.

Students need a minimum of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent to be issued with a joint Letter of Offer for their program at FIC and ELC.

For more information, visit sfu.ca/elc and go to Our Programs & Courses.

Off-campus English as a Second Language (ESL) colleges

If you don't have an English test score, or if your IELTS score is lower than 4.5 when you apply to FIC, we can offer advice regarding specialist ESL colleges in Vancouver. These colleges offer intensive English language programs, and most have new intakes each month.

Admission Requirements

Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent. Specific academic requirements are listed below.

Not all qualifications are listed, so if you have other qualifications, please send details to admissions@fraseric.ca for assessment. If you have completed secondary school, but your results do not qualify you for entry into UTP Stage II, you may be admitted to UTP Stage I.

Mathematics requirements

Before you start a program at FIC, you will take the Math Placement Assessment.

The completion of secondary school mathematics (or equivalent) at an acceptable level is required for entry into UTP Stage II in the Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science streams.

Once accepted to FIC, before you start a Business Administration, Computing Science, Environment, or Engineering Science program, you will be required to take the Math Placement Assessment results, UTP Stage II students may be required to complete a Pre-Calculus course in the first term of UTP Stage II as a prerequisite to the required math course for their program. The Pre-Calculus course is additional to your required courses for Business Administration, Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science programs.

Mature-age entry

If you are a mature-age student (aged 21 or over), you may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements if you have documented and relevant work experience and/or another acceptable qualification such as secondary school, college or vocational studies results.

UTP Stage II

Country UTP Stage II Business Administration; Arts and Social Sciences; Communication, Interactive Art and Technology: Environment; Health Sciences (Arts); Associate of Arts Degree UTP Stage II Computing Science UTP Stage II Engineering Science; Environment (Science)
A Levels 2 X C Grades B Grade in Math + C Grade in 1 science subject B Grade in Math and 2 x C Grades in 2 science subjects
Australia Year 12 - UAI with minimum 65% 65% average including Math + 1 science subject (70% minimum in Math) 70% average in Math + 2 science subjects (70% minimum in Math)
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects Higher Secondary Certificate (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 1 science subjects Higher Secondary Certificate (10 + 2) with 65% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 2 science subjects
Bahrain Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with average 75% in 4 academic subjects Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with average 75% including 85% minimum in Math + 1 science subject 85% minimum in Math, Physics, and Chemistry
Botswania Additional year of study after high school - -
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio 6/10 Certificado de Ensino Medio 6/10 including Math min.7 + 1 science subject Certificado de Ensino Medio 7/10 including Math (Math min. 7) + 2 science subjects
Brunei 2 X C Grades in A-Levles or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 GCE A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject 3 GCE A Levels with C average (incl. 2 Science subjects) and minimum B Grade in Math
Canada Successful completion of Grade 12 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects Successful completion of Grade 12 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (minimum 70%) + 1 science subject Successful completion of Grade 12 with 75% average in minimum 4 academic subjects including Math (minimum 70%) + 2 science subjects
Chile Licencia De Educacion Media Secundaria with a minimum score of 4/7 Licencia De Educacion Media Secundaria with 4/7 average including Math at 6 + 1 science subject Licencia De Educacion Media Secundaria with 5 - 6 average including Math at 6 + 2 science subjects
China Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 75% + 1 science subject Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 80% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 75%) + 2 science subjects
Colombia Bachillerato with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Bachillerato with 75% average including Math minimum 80% + 1 science subject Bachillerato with 80% average including Math (Math minimum 80%) + 2 science subjects
Egypt Additional successful year of academic study after High School(11 yrs); Certificate of General Secondary Education (Upper Secondary) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Certificate of General Secondary Education (Upper Secondary) with 75% average including Math min. 80% + 1 science subject Certificate of General Secondary Education (Upper Secondary) with 80% average including 2 science subjects and Math (Math min. 80%)
Fiji Form 7 with B in English and Maths and passes in all other subjects with an overall score of 240 -
France Baccalaureat Generale, Technologique and Professionelle with average score of 10 in 4 academic subjects Baccalaureat Generale, Technologique and Professionelle with average score of 10 in 4 academic subjects and Coefficient score 6 for Math Baccalaureat Generale, Technologique and Professionelle with average score of 11 in 4 academic subjects and Coefficient score 6 for Math
Germany Successful completion of Arbitur or equivalent Successful completion of Arbitur with 11 average in 4 academic subjects including Math min. 11 + 1 science subject Successful completion of Arbitur with 11 average in 4 academic subjects including 2 science subjects and Math (Math min. 11)
Ghana SSCE (WAEC/NECO): 5 passes with average grades of C4/C5 and above Completion of SSSCE or WASSCE with 5 passes with C4/C5 average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject Completion of SSSCE or WASSCE with 5 passes with C4/C5 average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
Hong Kong HKDSE - minimum Level 3 average in 4 academic subjects (Level 2 minimum) HKDSE - minimum Level 4 Math (Compulsory); and average Level 3 in 3 non-Math subjects including 1 science HKDSE - minimum Level 4 Math (Compulsory); and average Level 3 in 3non-Math subjects including 2 sciences
India Senior Secondary School (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects Senior Secondary School (10 + 2) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 65% + 1 science subject or 65% average in 4 academic science stream subjects including Math minimum 50% Senior Secondary School (10 + 2) with 65% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 2 science subjects
Indonesia SMA 3 with 7.0 average in 4 academic subjects SMA 3 with 7.0 average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 8.0 + 1 science subjects SMA 3 with 8.0 average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 8.0) + 2 science subjects
International Baccalaureate International Baccalaureate 22 International Baccalaureate 22 (must include Math + 1 science subject International Baccalaureate 24 (must include Math + 2 science subjects)
Israel Bagrut / Mechina (Matriculation Certificate) with a minimum 7/10 Bagrut / Mechina (Matriculation Certificate) with average 7/10 including Math min. 8 + 1 science subject Bagrut / Mechina (Matriculation Certificate) with average 8/10 including 2 science subjects and Math (Math min. 8)
Iran Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with 65% minimum average Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with 65% average including Math min. 75% + 1 science subjects Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with 75% average including Math (Math min. 75%) + 2 science subjects
Italy Higher Secondary completion with 7.0 average in 4 academic subjects Higher Secondary completion with 7.0 average in 4 academic subjects including 1 science subject and Math minimum 8.0 Higher Secondary completion with 7.5 average in 4 academic subjects including 2 sciences and Math minimum 8.0
Japan Kotogakko Year 3 with 3 average in 3 academic subjects and 3 average in one additional academic subject at Year 2 or Year 3 Kotogakko Year 3 with 3 average including Math min. 4 + 1 science subject Kotogakko Year 3 with 4 average including Math (Math min. 4) + 2 science subjects
Jordan Certificate of General Secondary Education with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Certificate of General Secondary Education with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math min. 85% + 1 science subject Certificate of General Secondary Education with 85% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math min. 85%) + 2 science subjects
Kazakhstan Completion of Atestat with 4.0 average Completion of Atestat with 4.0 average including Math min.4.5 + 1 science subject Completion of Atestat with 4.5 average including Math (Math min.4.5) + 2 science subjects
Kenya KCSE - C+ average
Or
2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points
KCSE - C+ Average or 2 A Levels with min C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject
Or
2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subjec
KCSE - B Average (Math minimum B)
Or
3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
Korea Senior High School Diploma with Rank 4.5 average in 4 academic subjects Senior High School Diploma with Rank 4.5 average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum Rank 3 + 1 science subject Senior High School Diploma with Rank 3 average in 4 academic subjects including 2 science subjects and Math (Math minimum Rank 3)
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average 75% Shahadat Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average 75% including Math minimum 85%) + 1 science subject Shahadat Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average 85% including Math (Math minimum 85%) + 2 science subjects
Macau Certificate of Higher Education (Form 6) with minimum 70% average in 4 academic subjects Certificate of Higher Education (Form 6) with minimum 70% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 75% + 1 science subject Certificate of Higher Education (Form 6) with minimum 80% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 75%) + 2 science subjects
Malaysia STPM - 2 passes with minimum C Grade STPM - average C Grade including Math minimum B + 1 science subject STPM - average B Grade including Math minimum B + 2 science subjects
Mauritius 2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject 3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
Mexico Bachillerato with 7.0 in 4 academic subjects Bachillerato with 7.0 in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 8.0 + 1 science subject Bachillerato with 8.0 in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 8.0) + 2 science subjects
Mongolia Gerchilgee certificate with minimum 2 in 4 academic subjects Gerchilgee certificate with minimum 2 in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 3 + 1 science subject Gerchilgee certificate with minimum 2 in 4 academic subjects including 2 science subjects and minimum 3 in Math
Myanmar Matriculation Examination Results + 1 year post-secondary with 70% average in 4 academic subjects Matriculation Examination +1 year post-secondary with 70% average in 4 academic subjects including Math min. 75% + 1 science subject Matriculation Examination +1 year post-secondary with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math min. 75% + 2 science subjects
Nigeria Completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate - SSSC (WAEC/ NECO): 5 passes with average grades of C4/C5 and above Completion of SSSC (WAEC/ NECO) with C4/C5 average in 5 subjects including Math minimum B + 1 science subject Completion of SSSC (WAEC/ NECO) with B average in 5 subjects including Math minimum B + 2 science subjects
Oman Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - Year 12) with a minimum average of 75% Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - Year 12) with a minimum average of 75% including Math minimum 85% + 1 science subject Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - Year 12) with a minimum average of 85% including (Math minimum 85%) + 2 science subjects
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC - 10 + 2) with average 60% in 4 academic subjects Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC - 10 + 2) with average 60% in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 70% + 1 science subject Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC - 10 + 2) with average 65% in 4 academic subjects including (Math minimum 70%) + 2 science subjects
Peru Certificado de Educacion Secundaria - average score of 12 Certificado de Educacion Secundaria - average score of 14 including Math (Math minimum 14) + 2 science subjects Certificado de Educacion Secundaria - average score of 14 including Math (Math minimum 14) + 2 science subjects
Philippines High School Graduation Diploma (10 years) plus two years of university study with minimum average of C High School Graduation Diploma (10 years) plus two years of university study with minimum average of C including Math min. B + 1 science subject High School Graduation Diploma (10 years) plus two years of university study with minimum average of B including Math min. B + 2 science subjects
Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Certificate with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 85% + 1 science subject General Secondary Educaton Certificate with 85% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 85%) + 2 science subjects
Russian Federation Attestat with 4.0 average in 4 academic subjects Attestat with 4.0 average in 4 academic subjects including Math min. 4.5 + 1 science subject Attestat with 4.5 average in 4 academic subjects including 2 science subjects, and Math (Math min. 4.5)
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 75 % average in 4 academic subjects Tawjihiyah (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 85% + 1 science subject Tawjihiyah (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 85%) + 2 science subjects
Singapore 2 X C Grades in A-Levles or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 Singapore GCE A Levels with 'C' average including Math minimum B + 1 science subjects 3 Singapore GCE A Levels with 'C' average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
South Africa Senior Certificate with C or Level 4 average in 4 academic subjects Senior Certificate with C or Level 4 average including Math min. B/ Level 5 + 1 science Senior Certificate with B or Level 5 average including Math min. B/ Level 5 + 2 science subjects
Sri Lanka 3 Sri Lankan A Levels with minimum C grade 3 Sri Lankan A Levels with C average including Math min. B + 1 science 3 Sri Lankan A Levels with B average including 2 science subjects and Math (Math min. B)
Sweden Avgangsbetyg with 10 points or G in 2 subjects including G in English -
Taiwan Senior High School Year 3 with B average or 70% in 4 academic subjects Senior High School Year 3 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 75% + 1 science subject Senior High School Year 3 with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 75%) + 2 science subjects
Tanzania 2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject 3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
Thailand Matayom 6 with 2.0 average Matayom 6 with 2.0 average including Math minimum 3.0 + 1 science subject Matayom 6 with 3.0 average including Math (Math minimum 3.0) + 2 science subjects
Turkey Lise Diplomasi with GPA minimum 3.0 with no Math subjects below 2.5 Lise Diplomasi with 3.0 GPA average including Math minimum 4.0 + 1 science subject Lise Diplomasi with 4.0 GPA average including Math (Math minimum 4.0) + 2 science subjects
UAE Tawjihiyya with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Tawjihiyya with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 85% + 1 science subject Tawjihiyya with 85% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 85%) + 2 science subjects
Ukraine Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum 9 average Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum 9 average including Math 10 + 1 science subject Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum 10 average including Math 10 + 2 science subjects
Uganda 2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject 3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
United Kingdom 2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject 3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
United States of America Successful completion of Grade 12 with minimum 70% in 4 academic subjects Successful completion of Grade 12 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 75% + 1 science subject Successful completion of Grade 12 with 75% average in 4 academic subjects including Math (Math minimum 75%) + 2 science subjects
Vietnam Year 12 with 7.0 average Year 12 with 7.0 average including Math minimum 7.5 + 1 science subject Year 12 with 7.5 average including Math (Math minimum 7.5) + 2 science subjects
Zambia Zambian School Certificate with 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects
Or
2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points
Zambian School Certificate with 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 3 + 1 science subject
Or
2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject
Zambian School Certificate with 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects including Math minimum 3 + 2 science subjects
Or
3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
Zimbabwe 2 X C Grades in A-Levels or 200 points with no E grades accepted for calculating average/points 2 A Levels with C average including Math minimum B + 1 science subject 3 A Levels with C average including Math (Math minimum B) + 2 science subjects
All Countries (except where UTPI not applicable) -

For countries not listed, please contact admissions@fraseric.ca This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

Country UTP Stage I
O Levels 4 C Grades O Levels
Australia Successful completion of Year 11 with 65% average
Bangladesh Not Applicable
Bahrain Completion of 11 years of academic preparation with 75% average
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate with 3 passes
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio 5/10
Brunei GCE O Levels with passes in 4 academic subjects
Canada Not applicable
Chile Licencia De Educacion Media
China Senior Middle 3 with 65% in 4 academic subjects or Senior Middle 2 with 70% in 4 academic subjects
Colombia Bachillerato with 65% average in 4 academic subjects
Egypt Secondary School Completion
Fiji Form 6 School Leaving Certificate with overall score of 260
France Baccalaureat Generale, Technologique and Professionelle with average score of 12 in 4 academic subjects
Germany Successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent
Ghana Completion of SSSCE (WAEC/NECO) with average grades C6
Hong Kong HKDSE - Form 5 with "Passing Grade + 10%" in 4 academic subjects
India Not Applicable
Indonesia SMA 3 with 6.0 average in 4 academic subjects; Year 11 with minimum 7.0 average in 4 academic subjects
International Baccalaureate International Baccalaureate 18
Israel Bagrut / Mechina (Matriculation Certificate) with a minimum 5/10
Iran High School Diploma
Italy Higher Secondary School Completion
Japan Kotogakko Year 2 with 3 average in 4 academic subjects
Jordan Tawjihi with 65% average in 4 academic subjects
Kazakhstan Completion of Atestat with 3.5 average
Kenya KCSE - C- average or GCE O Levels with C passes in 4 academic subjects
Korea Senior High School Diploma with Rank 5 average in 4 academic subjects
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average 60%
Macau GCE O Level minimum 4 C Grades
Malaysia Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM) with passes in 3 academic subjects
Mexico Bachillerato with 6.0 in 4 academic subjects or completion of Year 11 with 7.0 in 4 academic subjects
Mongolia Year 11 with minimum 2
Myanmar Matriculation Examination Results with 60% average in 4 academic subjects
Nigeria Completion of SSSCE (WAEC / NECO) with an average of 5 grades at C6 or above
Oman Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving certificate) with a minimum average of 65%
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC - 10 +2) with average 55% in 4 academic subjects
Peru Certificado de Educacion Secundaria - average score of 10
Philippines High School Graduation Diploma (10 years) plus one year of university study with minimum average of C
Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate with 60% average in 4 academic subjects
Russian Federation Attestat with 3.5 average in 4 academic subjects
Saudi Arabia Not Applicable
Singapore GCE O Level minimum 4 C Grades
South Africa Successful completion of Year 11 with 'C average
Sri Lanka GCSE O Levels with minimum C passes in 4 academic subjects
Sweden 2 years Upper Secondary schooling
Taiwan Senior High School Year 2 with B average
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with Grade C or higher or GCE O Levels with c passes in 4 academic subjects
Thailand Matayom 6 with 1.0 average
Turkey Lise Diplomasi with GPA minimum 2.5 with no Math subjects below 2.5
UAE Tawjihiyya with 65% average in 4 academic subjects
Ukraine Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum 7 average
Uganda Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COCS) / East African Certificate of Education (EACE) with Grade 'C' or higher or GCE 'O' Levels with 'C' passes in 4 academic subjects
United Kingdom GCSE O Levels with minimum C passes in 4 academic subjects
United States of America High School Diploma
Vietnam Year 12 with 6.0 average
Zambia GCE O Levels with C passes in 4 academic subjects
Zimbabwe GCE O Levels with C passes in 4 academic subjects
All Countries (except where UTPI not applicable) Grade 11 or equivalent with minimum B Grade in Math and B average overall, including 2 Science subjects

For countries not listed, please contact admissions@fraseric.ca This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.