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

TOEFL iBT® test scores can now be used to satisfy visa requirements for both Australia and the U.K. In Australia, TOEFL scores can be used to meet the required language component of the student visa application process. In the U.K., they can be used to demonstrate English proficiency for Tier 1, 2 or 4 visas. Please note the current update, which may affect individuals testing in the U.K. Click on the links below to learn more.

Australian Student Visas >

U.K. Visas >

* 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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