Queen's University Bridging Pathway


Eligible Degree Programs

QBridge Accelerated is open to all Queen's University undergraduate programs, including nursing, the Smith School of Business, and health sciences.

Bridge EAP are available as pathways to undergraduate degree programs in arts, science, computing, and engineering.

QBridge is an English language pathway for students who have been given a conditional offer of admission to a Queen's University undergraduate program.

To be accepted to QBridge, students must apply to a Queen’s University undergraduate program through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

There are two options for QBridge entry into the university. QBridge Accelerated takes place in July and August and the English for Academic Purposes program is run year-round with QBridge intake in September. You will be automatically placed in the appropriate program based on your standardized test score.


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QBridge Entry Requirements

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)   QBridge Accelerated (QBA)
Fall (September start)   Summer (July-August)

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Cambridge English 160
  • TOEFL iBT 58
  • CAEL Overall Band 50 or equivalent
  • Duolingo 80 
  • PTE 40
  • MELAB 58

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Cambridge English 170
  • TOEFL iBT 80
  • CAEL Overall Band 60 or equivalent
  • Duolingo 95
  • PTE 55
  • MELAB 78

Graduated Entry-exit requirements:

  • B+ in ESLA 140 (Advanced level), or
  • B- in ESLA 150 (University Preparation level)

Graduated Entry-exit requirements:

  • a final grade of B- at the end of the summer program

Exit requirements*:

  • A- in ESLA 140 (Advanced level), or
  • B in ESLA 150 (University Preparation level)

Exit requirements*:

  • a final grade of B at the end of the summer program

QBridge Advanced Program Dates: July 2 – August 28, 2024
Program Cost: $12,900

QBridge EAP Program Dates: September 3 – December 5, 2024
Program Cost: $5,800


Do I need to submit a separate application from my undergraduate application?

No, there's no need for a separate application. We will receive the list directly from the admissions office for all eligible students who have accepted their conditional offers.

When can I expect to receive my invoice?

Invoices will be sent once we have finalized the attendee lists. It's important to note that you don't need an invoice to make your tuition payment. The tuition amounts are provided below and should be paid through your SOLUS account before your program start date.



Qbridge Presentation Information 



QBridge Accelerated Presentation (Mandarin Version) 

QBridge EAP Presentation (Mandarin Version)



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