Admission Requirements

We look forward to receiving your application! Admission is based on your grades in program-specific subject requirements and competitive overall admission averages. Some programs also specify non-academic requirements, such as a portfolio of your work, a written essay stating your interest, or a pre-admission interview.

All applicants must provide a satisfactory English language proficiency test score unless they have completed four years of full-time study at the high school level in a country where English is the first language, or in a school where English is the primary language of instruction.

 

Minimum English Language Proficiency Test Requirements:

 

Ryerson programInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS)Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBTCanadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)Pearson Test of English (PTE)Cambridge Assessment EnglishDuolingo English Test
All Engineering programs6.5836060180 and above on
C1 Advanced and
C2 Proficiency
115
Fashion Media Production
Sport Media
6.5927060180 and above on
C1 Advanced and
C2 Proficiency
115

 

Requirements reflect overall scores. There are no minimum requirements for band scores (e.g. reading, writing, speaking, listening).

All applicants, including those who must submit proof of English language proficiency, are required to present a senior level English course. We will not accept the senior level English course in lieu of a test of English language proficiency, with the exception of the qualifications listed below:

 

Other Acceptable Qualifications.

 

Requirements for All Programs
Advanced Placement (AP) College Board ExaminationEnglish Language and Composition or Literature and Composition with a final grade of 4 or better.
GCSE/IGCSE/GCE/AICE English coursesA minimum final grade of B/6 in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE Ordinary Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language; OR a minimum final or predicted grade of “C” in GCE A Level/AS Level/AICE English or English Language
International Baccalaureate EnglishA minimum score of 4 (predicted or final) in Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature, or English A: Language and Literature. HL English B is not acceptable

Academic Admission Requirements by Country/System of Education

High school graduation from an accredited secondary school, including 12 years of study. The high school profile (including accreditation, grading scheme, etc.) must accompany the academic record. While Ryerson University does not have minimum SAT or ACT score requirements, strong performance on a standardized test can strengthen an application.

 

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • Overall average: B average (school grading scale) in at least 5 academic courses in the final year.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: B grade (school grading scale) in Grade 12 English (Honors or AP preferred).
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • Overall average: B average (school grading scale) in at least 5 academic courses in the final year.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: B grade (school grading scale) in each of Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and Grade 12 English. AP Calculus and AP Physics. preferred.

Applicants who have been educated in a Canadian province and/or territory outside of Ontario, must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses.

Unless noted otherwise, subject prerequisite grades required for admission are determined on the basis of competition. Calculus is required for all Engineering programs. Ryerson University considers all Grade 11 final marks and Grade 12 interim/final marks in our assessment (where applicable).

 

Alberta

High school diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31, each with a value of five credits. Two academic three-credit courses may be used to replace one five-credit course. A maximum of two three-credit courses may be used in the calculation of an overall average.

 
Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:
  • Overall average: 75% or higher in five academic Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 70% or higher English Language Arts 30-1.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.
 
Engineering:
  • Overall average: 80% or higher in five academic Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 70% or higher in each of: English Language Arts 30-1, Math 31, Math 30-1, Physics 30, and Chemistry 30.

 

British Columbia

High school diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be considered where presented.

 
Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:
  • Overall average: 75% or higher in five academic Grade 12 courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: Grade of B or higher in English Studies 12 or English 12 First Peoples (Literary Studies 12 is acceptable for Fashion).
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.
 
Engineering:
  • Overall average: 80% or higher overall in five academic Grade 12 courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: Grade of B or higher in each of: Calculus 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Physics 12, Chemistry 12, and a grade of B or higher in one of the following: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12.

 

Ontario

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses.

 
Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:
  • Overall average: 75% or higher in six Grade 12 U/M courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: Grade 12 U English; ENG4U/EAE4U required for Sport Media and Media Production.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.
 
Engineering:
  • Overall average: 80% or higher in six Grade 12 U/M courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 70% or higher in each of the following Grade 12 U subjects: English, Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Physics (SPH4U), and Chemistry (SCH4U).

 

Quebec – Grade 12

High School Diploma with six Grade 12 academic (university preparatory) courses. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be considered, where presented.

 
Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:
  • Overall average: 75% or higher in six Grade 12 academic courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 70% or higher in Grade 12 English.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.
 
Engineering:
  • Overall average: 80% or higher in six Grade 12 academic (university preparatory).
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 70% or higher in each of the following subjects: English, Senior-level Math with Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry.

 

Quebec – CEGEP

Twelve academic courses from a Diplôme d’Etudes Collègiales (DEC)/pre-university program of study.

 
Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:
  • Overall average: 75% or higher in twelve academic courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 70% or higher in two English courses (603 or 604).
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.
 
Engineering:
  • Overall average: 80% or higher in twelve academic courses.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: 70% or higher in each of: Two English courses (603 or 604); Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103); Linear Algebra I (201-NYC or 201-105 or 201-106); Physics (two from NYA, NYB or NYC);
    Chemistry (two from NYA, NYB or NYC).

Baccalauréat/Baccalauréat Général/Option Internationale du Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré. Applicants will be considered for admission on their ‘bulletins’ (with results out of 20) in première and terminale or, if already completed, on their final Baccalauréat results.

 

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • Overall average: 11 or higher in première and terminale.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 11 or higher in Anglais (première and terminale).
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • Overall average: 11 or higher in Première and Terminal.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: 11 or higher in each of: Anglais (première and terminale), Spécialité mathématiques (première and terminale), Spécialité physique/chimie (première or terminale).

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • At least two (2) A Levels in different subject areas with final grades of C or higher. Please note: Two AS Levels are acceptable in place of an A Level.
  • Applicants must also present GCSE/IGCSE/O Levels in at least three different subject areas with minimum final grades of B/6 or higher in one subject and C/4 or higher in two other subjects. English with a grade of B/6 or higher is required at the GCSE/IGCSE/O Level or A Level.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • A Level Mathematics and A Level Physics with final grades of C or higher in each. Please note: AS Levels are not acceptable in place of these subject A Levels.
  • Applicants must also present GCSE/IGCSE/O Levels of at least three different subject areas with minimum final grades of B/6 or higher in one subject and C/4 or higher in two other subjects.
    English and Chemistry with grade of C/4 or higher is required at the GCSE/IGCSE/O Level or A Level.

Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur (Certificate of General University Maturity).

Transcript for grades 11, 12, and 13 must be submitted.

 

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • Overall average: 9 or higher.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 9 or higher in English.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • Overall average: 9 or higher.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: 9 or higher in each of Mathematics including Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and English.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with six IB courses; three higher level (HL) and three standard level (SL).

 

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • Overall average: 28 or higher.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: 4 or higher in English (HL or SL).
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • Overall average: 28 or higher.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: 4 or higher in each of Mathematics (Analysis and Approached HL or SL; or Applications and Interpretations HL), Physics (HL or SL), Chemistry (HL or SL), English (HL or SL).

Completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate Transcripts from grades 10, 11, and 12 must be submitted.

 

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • Overall average: “Very Good” or 80% in all academic courses in the final (Grade 12) year.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: “Very Good” or 80% in English in the final (Grade 12) year.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • Overall average: 75% in all academic courses in the final (Grade 12) year.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: 75% in each of: Pure Mathematics,  Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English in the final (Grade 12) year.

Fashion, Media Production, Sport Media:

  • Overall average: Minimum score of C4 in 5 academic subjects.
  • Prerequisite subject requirement: Minimum score of C4 in English Language.
  • Non-academic requirements for Fashion and Media Production: see below for requirements and submission instructions.

 

Engineering:

  • Overall average: Minimum score of C4 in 5 academic subjects.
  • Prerequisite subject requirements: B3 or higher in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English Language.

The complete academic record of all secondary and post-secondary studies (e.g. college, university) is considered as part of the competitive selection process, unless otherwise noted. The possession of the minimum requirements in no way guarantees acceptance. Due to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum(s).

You are personally responsible for the submission of both secondary and all post-secondary school academic transcripts, regardless of the date of completion and the country of origin. You should make all the necessary arrangements for submission of required transcripts at the time of application to ensure documents are received by applicable deadlines.

 

Academic studies required for admission must be completed or in progress at the time of application. Transcripts must show the individual marks or grades achieved in each course or subject taken, as well as the diploma/degree awarded (if applicable).

 

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide the documents in the original language, as well as certified/notarized literal English translations.

Non-Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, you are required to submit the following non-academic requirements.

FCAD Media Production

Please answer the following two questions in a thoughtful, reflective and compelling manner, strictly limiting your response for each to the word count specified.

 

  1. Provide a personal statement as to why you have chosen Media Production and explain what you have done that demonstrates why you are a good candidate for this program. Please include your areas of interest and where you see yourself working after graduating from the Media Production program. (300 words) .
  2. Choose a favorite media product (from television, film, music, radio, theatre, or any other creative medium) and describe what makes it compelling for you and how you might adapt it to another media platform. (500 words).

 

Please ensure that your response to the above questions are saved and submitted as one file. 

Prepare a current resume/curriculum vitae highlighting education, work experience, volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities.

After the assessment of the above materials, candidates will be informed if they have been chosen to participate in the interview stage of our admission selection process. Interviews may occur with faculty or staff. Instructions will be provided.

 

Contact RyersonAdmission@uofcanada.edu.eg for additional questions.

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Please include your Ryerson Student Number on all materials you submit.

 

In addition to meeting competitive academic requirements, you are required to submit the following non-academic requirements. Your ability to follow and adhere to the requirements is part of the assessment of your application.

 

Your submission must include the following:

 

  • Written statements (.pdf file)
  • Resume (.pdf file)
  • Interview when requested

 

You are required to submit your Written Statements and Resume via Vidcruiter, your login information will be sent to you upon submission of your academic requirements.

FCAD Fashion

The portfolio is an essential part of your application, and it represents an opportunity to display your creativity, exploratory research and technical skills. It is the place to showcase your concepts and critical thinking and express your interest in Fashion. Your portfolio contains a combination of visual and written work, including both process and finished pieces.


Questions? Contact RyersonAdmission@uofcanada.edu.eg with questions about the portfolio.

 

You need to Submit Four Portfolio Pieces

 

Submit four (4) finished pieces of your best creative work or samples of writing that display your skills and interest in Fashion. We really want to see how your ideas develop and so you are encouraged to also submit process work along with the finished paces to demonstrate the evolution of your ideas. Be sure to label your process work accordingly.

 

Your process may be demonstrated through:

 

  • Sketching multiple concepts.
  • Material exploration.
  • Photos of work in progress.
  • Credited images of inspiration.
  • Notes and related research.
 
Clothing & Accessories
  • Sewn Garment: From a commercial pattern or your original.
  • Creative Reuse: Up cycled garment or accessory.

Notes: Display on a dress form or body. Photograph front, back and detail views. Include a short description.

 
Graphic Design
  • Branding: Design a logo and advertisement using your original imagery and text.
  • Social Media Campaign: Promote an idea through a social platform of your choice. Include graphics and a written description of your strategy.
 
Fine Art
  • Traditional Art Media: Painting, printmaking, sculpture, etc.
  • Illustration/Drawing: Fashion figure and garment design, accessory, or product illustration.
  • Photography: Abstract, editorial or product-focused.
 
Accessory or Textile Design
  • Accessory Design: An illustration, computer rendering or photographs of a physical prototype of your design for jewelry, hat, purse, etc. Include a short description along with images showing the overall design and details.
  • Textile Design: Your original block print, digital design, weaving, embroidery, etc. Include a short description a long with sketches, prints or photographs showing the overall design and details.
 
Writing
  • Academic Writing: An essay demonstrating your skills in research writing.
  • Creative Writing: An example of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
  • Fashion Journalism: An article you have written for a blog, print, etc.
 
Fashion Business
  • New Business of Product Idea: Include a 1-2 page description and concept sketch or photos.
  • Marketing Plan for a Fashion Brand: Include a 1-2 page description and concept sketches or photos.
 
Fashion Event
  • Describe your role or contribution to a Fashion event that you planned, coordinated, or participated in. Include a 1-2 page description plus photographs and other related materials.

 

Your Own Choice The categories listed above are just suggestions. You are welcome to submit any work that represents your skills and creativity.

 

View this Guide to Successfully Complete Fashion Non-Academic Requirements:

  • Fashion at Ryerson Cairo – Portfolio Requirements: Watch video here.
  • Fashion at Ryerson Cairo – Portfolio Requirements: Refer to Portfolio Visual Guide for additional guidance and reference as you’re compiling your submission.

Drawing upon your personal experiences, tell us about: 

  • Your interest in Fashion. 
  • Why you want to pursue a Bachelor of Design in Fashion.

 

Please consider an important issue affecting Fashion and its potential solutions, such as: 

  • Cultural Appropriation.
  • Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Fashion Activism.
  • Sustainability.
  • Or any other issue of your choice.

Submission Requirements: 500 word essay.

  • All work must be your own.
  • Visual work should be carefully photographed or scanned and prepared.
  • Written work should be carefully proofread. 
  • Portfolio submissions will be assessed on their originality, creativity, level of complexity, technical proficiency and neatness.
  • Non-academic requirements including portfolios are only accepted via the submission guidelines outlined. 
  • Ensure that all guidelines have been followed.
  • Only complete submissions will be accepted and reviewed.
  • You will not be permitted to re-submit missing or incomplete work. 

 

Your non-academic requirement submission will be retained by Ryerson Cairo Campus for the purpose of verifying authenticity. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Upon admission and registration in the program, if any element of the portfolio or statement of intent is found to be plagiarized (not wholly your own), your admission/registration in the program will be cancelled. 

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Please include your Ryerson Student Number on all materials you submit.

 

In addition to meeting competitive academic requirements, you are required to submit the following non-academic requirements. Your ability to follow and adhere to the requirements is part of the assessment of your application.

 

 

Your submission must include the following:

 

  • Four (4) Portfolio Pieces (refer to Portfolio Visual Guide on the website for additional guidance and reference as you’re compiling your submission)
  • Statement of Intent

 

You are required to submit your 4 Portfolio Pieces and Statement of Intent via Vidcruiter, your login information will be sent to you upon submission of your academic requirements.

If you have general questions about the campus, program curriculum, admissions, etc. contact us at RyersonAdmission@uofcanada.edu.eg

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