The Charter of the French language and its regulations govern the consultation of English-language content.

To be eligible for this program, you must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written French. 

Therefore, you must provide one of the following documents with your admission application:

  • Result of a language test recognized by the ITHQ, OR
  • Proof of exemption from language test

Exemption criteria for language tests

If you have completed your secondary school education in Québec or in an institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation nationale de France, you do not have to take a language test. If this applies to you, your transcript and diploma are sufficient proof of exemption from the language test.  

If this does not apply to you, you must take a language test and submit the result with your application. 

The ITHQ reserves the right to require a language test in French or English, regardless of the applicant’s status. 

Language tests recognized for this program

The following is a list of recognized tests and required score for this program: 

Name of the testFormatCompulsory tests/required componentsRequired score 
DELF – Diplôme d’études en langue française (tout public)

DALF – Diplôme approfondi de langue française
In-personN/ADELF- B2
TCF – Test de connaissance du français (tout public)In-personOral comprehension, mastery of language structures, written comprehensionB2
(minimum of 400/699)
Test d’évaluation de français pour les études
In-personReading comprehension, listening comprehension, lexicon and structureB2
(minimum of 400/699)
Bright régulierOnlineWritten comprehension (grammar, vocabulary and syntactic structures), oral comprehensionB2
(minimum of 3.5/5)

  • The language test fees are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The result of each test or competency must equal or exceed the overall level required.
  • The validity of each language test is limited to a maximum period of 2 years.