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Who Accepts TOEFL® Scores?

More than 10,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 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.

Institutions that Accept TOEFL Scores

Use the TOEFL® Destination Search to find institutions that accept the TOEFL test and their score requirements. The TOEFL test is:

  • Preferred in the United States. 9 out of 10 U.S. universities prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests1, and U.S. universities receive more TOEFL scores than all other English-language tests combined.2
  • More popular in Canada. More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests.3 Canadian universities receive more TOEFL scores than all other English-language tests combined.4
  • 100% accepted in Australia and New Zealand. TOEFL scores are accepted by all Australian and New Zealand universities and for all Australian and New Zealand immigration.
  • Preferred in France and Germany. French and German universities prefer the TOEFL test and receive more TOEFL scores than any other English-language test.5
  • Widely accepted in the U.K. More than 90% of universities in the U.K. accept TOEFL scores, including 100% of the elite Russell Group universities, providing a fair and unbiased alternative.

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.

For New Zealand, TOEFL iBT test scores can be used to prove English-language proficiency for a Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. Applicants need a total score of 79 or more from a test taken within 2 years prior to their application date. Please visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information.

1 Source: Survey of 59 admissions officers at the top 100 U.S. universities who accept both the TOEFL test and the IELTS™ test and who expressed a preference.
2 Source: Survey of 329 admissions officers at U.S. universities.
3 Source: Survey of 44 graduate admissions officers at Canadian universities.
4 Source: Survey of 107 admissions officers at Canadian universities.
5 Sources: Surveys of university admissions officers (59 in France and 100 in Germany).

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