Who Accepts TOEFL® Scores?

More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL® scores. Other organizations rely on TOEFL scores as well:

  • Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas
  • Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes
  • Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English

To learn more about how the TOEFL test can be your passport to study anywhere English is spoken, watch our video, The TOEFL® Test: Your Passport to the World (Flash).

Institutions that Accept TOEFL Scores

4 out of 5 admissions officers who were surveyed* — and who stated a preference — were more satisfied with using the TOEFL test compared to other English-language tests. Search for institutions that rely on TOEFL scores as the most accurate measure of English-language skills.

Use the TOEFL® Destination Search to find institutions and available score requirements.

Visa Requirements

For Australia, TOEFL iBT® test scores can be used to satisfy the required language component for student, post-study, skilled migration and business visas. Please visit Australian Visas for more information.

For the U.K., TOEFL iBT test scores are accepted for Tier 4 student visas under certain conditions. Please visit U.K. Visas for more information.

* Source: Survey of 263 admissions officers at U.S. universities, of which 212 accept both the TOEFL® test and the IELTS™ test and 152 state a preference.

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