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The Intensive English Program (IEP) is paused until further notice.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

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Learn English in a high-quality academic institution, with access to campus services and to extensive social, cultural, and recreational opportunities through Experience Manitoba Activities in our Intensive English.

The Intensive English Program offers seven levels of English language learning from low beginner to advanced, helping you to build your confidence in using English in social settings.

IEP courses are NOT tax eligible.

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The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers seven levels of English instruction from beginner to advanced, through sessions ranging in length from four weeks to one year, and consisting of 24 hours of classroom instruction per week throughout the year. English classes in reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as socio-cultural activities constitute the basis of this program. Students who complete IEP do not meet the University of Manitoba’s English Language Proficiency requirement.

Effective January 1, 2020, those who do not meet English Language Proficiency requirements and are seeking conditional admission into Applied Business Management, Applied Human Resources Management, and Applied Business Analysis (Intensive Programming Packages) will need to enrol in the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE) offered by the English Language Centre (ELC).

Conditional admission application process into one of the Intensive Program Packages must be done through Extended Education.

For more information on AEPUCE, please visit


Advantages of Studying at University of Manitoba

With Intensive English you get all of the advantages of studying at the University of Manitoba.

  • Participate in the University of Manitoba’s vibrant campus community
  • Be taken care of by our friendly and welcoming staff and students
  • Learn English in a high quality academic environment
  • Join a variety of student groups and sports clubs
  • Combine your English language study with university courses
  • Use campus services including libraries and computer labs
  • Explore Manitoba’s vast landscape

Social and Cultural Advantages

  • Extensive social, cultural and recreational opportunities through our Experience Manitoba Activities
  • Extensive social, cultural and recreational opportunities through our Experience Manitoba Activities
  • Volunteer experience options
  • Opportunities to improve conversational English ability with our Language Partner and Conversation Cafe
  • Meaningful interaction with University of Manitoba students in social, cultural, recreational and academic environments
  • Combine English language training with special areas of interest
  • Homestay family accommodation option

Session Length

Each IE session takes two months to complete and consists of 192 hours of instruction.

Fees and Options


Admission and Tuition Fees

  • $300 admission fee (non-refundable)
  • Tuition fees – $1,330 CAD per month
  • Students who have completed 15% or less of their programming qualify for a 50% tuition refund. Application and accommodation fees are non-refundable.

Tuition fees include tuition, access to computer labs and libraries on campus, as well as transportation and admission to all Experience Manitoba events. The programming fees are due 30 days before the start.

Room and Board

Choose from either the Residence Option or Homestay Option. Homestay Option: Canada Homestay Network

  • Fees are subject to change without notice
  • A $100 extension fee is charged for all extensions
  • *Total fee payment to be determined at time of registration

Record of Achievement

A cover letter, unofficial transcript and an IEP course reference guide will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks after your program end date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I claim my IEP tuition on my income tax?

No. IEP courses are NOT tax eligible.

IEP courses are not eligible for tuition credit in Canada. The Canadian Tax T2202A tax form cannot be used in your home country either.

Payment information/confirmation is found in your account on Aurora. Students can order a transcript for proof of completion of courses.

What if my visa application is rejected?

If your visa application is denied, we are prepared to issue a full refund minus the $300 application fee.

How many levels in Intensive English?

We have 7 levels in Intensive English, from Beginner to Advanced.

After I send in my application and pay my deposit, how long do I wait for my letter of acceptance?

After receipt of your application and deposit payment, your registration will be processed within 5-10 business days. A copy of your letter of acceptance will be sent to you by email.

About our Intensive English Program

Upcoming Intakes

Applied Business Analysis
May  2021 - Open
Jan 2021 - Closed

Applied Business Management
May  2021 - Open
Jan 2021 - Closed

Applied HR Management
May  2021 - Open
Jan 2021 - Closed

Intensive English Program

Paused until further notice

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Experience Manitoba

Our Experience Manitoba Activities help you to use the English you have learned in the classroom in the community.

“IEP is a good chance to meet foreign students, as well as to improve your English.”