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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 09371 Length: 8 weeks

Programs Starting Between:
  • As a program geared towards providing students with the necessary academic English skills to succeed in furthering their studies at Humber and abroad, all students who apply to the EAP program undergo placement testing in reading, grammar, writing and speaking, prior to the program start, to determine the level of study

  • It is recommended that students have a minimum high-beginner level of English knowledge

  • Domestic applicants who are under the age of 19 must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, at or above the general level


Selection: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


Post-Admission Requirements:

Applicants requiring student visas should plan for a minimum of six months lead time before classes begin.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
March 2017LakeshoreOpen
May 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
June 2017LakeshoreOpen
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
October 2017LakeshoreOpen
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
March 2018LakeshoreOpen
May 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
June 2018LakeshoreOpen

The 2016/2017 fee was:

  • domestic $1,870.41 for two sessions (two levels/one semester)
  • international $3,200 per session (one level).

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for domestic (one semester) and international (one session) of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Textbook costs $100 per semester (approximate).

Fees by Semester >


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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English for Academic Purposes is the direct pathway to Humber academic programs. Completion of EAP Level 8 meets Humber’s English language proficiency requirement for admission to most Humber programs as follows**:

  • Humber diploma and certificate programs: successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 60 per cent in Level 8
  • Humber degree programs: successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum GPA of 75 per cent in Level 8
  • Humber postgraduate programs: successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum GPA of 80 per cent in Level 8.

**Meeting the language requirement does not guarantee admission to the program; other admission criteria may apply.

Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Rosie Lima
Program Assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 73083


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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Apply to Humber

Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,400.00
Tuition $1,415.38 $5,896.49
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,400.00
Tuition $1,415.38 $5,896.49
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,400.00
Tuition $1,415.38 $5,896.49
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,400.00
Tuition $1,415.38 $5,896.49
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125


Our Program

Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) certificate program is an intensive, full-time academic pathway program. The program integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with an academic focus. You will also benefit from study skills and individual tutoring support. The curriculum is geared toward non-native speakers of English who want to improve their writing, communication and critical thinking skills for entry into college diploma, degree and postgraduate programs or for further professional development.

It consists of:

  • 18 hours per week of in-class instruction
  • additional hours every week in completing individual and collaborative e-learning projects and tasks under the guidance of a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)-certified lab co-ordinator.

Our faculty are highly respected, dedicated professionals who have been teaching, publishing and working in the English as a Second Language ESL/EAP field for many years. They all hold postgraduate credentials including solid training in ESL/EAP teaching.

Improving your language skills in the EAP program has the additional benefit of allowing you to become familiar with Humber faculty, staff, administration and campus life. The whole Humber community guides your transition into your future academic study at Humber.

Our advisory committee provides regular review of and input into our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications and competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.


Admission to Humber Through EAP

Completion of EAP level 8 meets the language proficiency requirments for admission to most Humber programs. For students completing level 8 with no failed courses and with the appropriate grades (see below), no further IELTS or TOEFL testing is required.

EAP Pathways

Level 8 completion with 60% GPA - Humber diploma programs
Level 8 completion with 75% GPA - Humber degree programs
Level 8 completion with 80% GPA - humber postgraduate programs

International students enrolled in EAP may receive conditional offers of admission to most Humber programs.

Online EAP Placement Testing

If English is not your first language, you may need to prove your English level before starting your Humber program.  If you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score, you can take our online EAP Placement Test.  The test checks your speaking, listening and writing.  It is in two parts and takes 2 hours in total.

Your Career

By 2030, half the world’s population is expected to speak English. Prepare now for your future by developing the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in postsecondary and postgraduate studies, and to give you a competitive edge in your professional field.

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