To be eligible, candidates must provide the results of a recognized language test (French or English). Candidates may choose the language test they wish to take from the list of accepted tests. The score is not a condition for admission, but proof of the test is required as part of the application.
The results of the following tests are accepted as meeting the language condition for admission:
|TFI||Test de français international|
|DELF||Diplôme d'études en langue française|
|DALF||Diplôme approfondi de langue française|
|TCF*||Test de connaissance du français|
|TEF*||Test d'évaluation du français|
*The following tests are not accepted: TCF pour l'accès à la nationalité française, TCF pour le Québec, TEF adapté au Québec (TEFaQ) and TEF pour la naturalisation.
|TOEFL||Test of English as a Foreign Language||TOEFL iBT et TOEFL PBT|
|TOEIC||Test of English for International Communication|
|IELTS||International English Language Testing System|
|CPE||Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English|
|CAE||Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English|
Exemptions from the French/English test
Candidates may be exempted if they meet one of the following conditions:
- Secondary studies carried out in an education system recognized as francophone or anglophone by Polytechnique (list of countries);
- Secondary studies carried out in French or in English in Canada
- Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in a francophone CÉGEP in Québec;
- Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in an anglophone CÉGEP in Québec;
- University degree from a francophone or anglophone university in Canada;
- University degree (3-year degree minimum) from a francophone university located out of Canada (diploma and transcript written in French originally);
- Being an OIQ (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) member and having met the OIQ's language requirements (proof of valid registration).
|STUDIES IN FRENCH|
|Belgium (French system)||Congo (People's Republic)||Mali|
|Cameroon (French system)||Guinea||Switzerland (French system)|
|Central African Republic||Ivory Coast||Togo|
|Comoros (Union of the)||Luxembourg|
|Congo (Democratic Republic)||Madagascar|
*Candidates who have carried out their studies within the French teaching system in a country whose official language is not French may also be exempted from the TFI or its equivalent. They must present the official results of the expected French tests from France’s Baccalauréat général or Baccalauréat technologique as proof of attendance at a French lycée (high school) abroad.
|STUDIES IN ENGLISH|
|Anguilla||Hong Kong*||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Antigua and Barbuda||India||Saint Lucia|
|Australia||Ireland||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Cayman Islands||Marshall Islands||Tanzania|
|Eritrea||Namibia||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Gambia||Pakistan||United States of America|
* Applicants from the Chinese University of Hong Kong must provide proof of fluency in the English language.
Where can language tests be taken?
Polytechnique Montréal does not offer Test de français international (TFI) sessions. Applicants for admission must sign up for a public test session.
As well, applicants for admission at Polytechnique Montréal may not attend TFI sessions organized by Université de Montréal. These sessions are reserved exclusively for Université de Montréal applicants. Application files and conditions for admission to Polytechnique Montréal are independent of those for Université de Montréal.
Candidates may take the language test at the location of their choice. Tests are offered in many countries.
TFI : Educational Testing Service Canada or Educational Testing Service (ETS.org)
DALF et DELF : Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques (CIEP)
TCF : Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques (CIEP)
TEF : Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCI-Paris)
TOEFL : Educational Testing Service(ETS.org)
TOEIC : Educational Testing Service(ETS.org)
IELTS : International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
CAE et CPE : Cambridge English
Transmission of results (required document)
Originals and copies of test results are accepted. If you take a TFI, a TOEIC or a TOEFL, when you register for the test you may request that the results be sent directly to Polytechnique Montréal.