• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Language courses will enrich your education, complement other areas of study, and prove useful in international work and travel. Many language courses can also be used to fulfill the University’s Distribution and Humanities Requirements. 

This Modern Languages and Literatures program at University of Winnipeg will enrich your education, and many can be used to fulfill the University’s Distribution and Humanities Requirements.

Students from any degree program may choose to study a language as a part of their university studies. The courses may be especially relevant if you have an interest in language learning for the purposes of cultural exposure, international travel and/or work, or more specialized study in a particular field such as History, Religion, or Philosophy. In all of the courses, you will gain knowledge and competence in oral and written skills while learning to appreciate the richness and diversity of culture. 

The University of Winnipeg offers:

  • The classical languages Greek and Latin through the Classics Department; 
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Korean through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; 
  • Cree and Ojibwe through the Department of Indigenous Studies; 
  • French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch through the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures;
  • Mennonite Low German through the Mennonite Studies Program; 
  • Arabic and Biblical Hebrew through the Department of Religion and Culture. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introductory Latin
  • Introductory Greek 
  • Introduction to Japanese Language 
  • Introduction to Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Korean Language
  • Elementary French
  • Introductory German
  • Introductory Cree 
  • Introductory Ojibwe 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects.
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level. Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points 
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. The admissions office has expanded the requirements to include the Duolingo English Test as an approved form of meeting English proficiency for September 2020 and January 2021. The required score will be a minimum of 115 on the test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3942 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3942 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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