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The premier test of academic English communication

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The TOEFL iBT Advantage

The TOEFL iBT test offers your students a clear advantage — institutions know that they have prepared for success and that they're ready for an English-speaking classroom. That's why the test is accepted by more than 12,500 universities and institutions in over 160 countries.


Help students succeed

As the world's premier English-language test for study, work and immigration, the TOEFL iBT test helps students get where they want to go.

  • Over 90% of TOEFL iBT test takers surveyed got into their first- or second-choice university.1
  • Accepted by 100% of Canadian universities. Preferred by more than 80% of Canadian graduate programs.2 And Canadian universities receive more TOEFL iBT scores than all other English-language tests combined.3
  • Preferred by 9 out of 10 universities in the United States and accepted everywhere.4
  • Accepted by 100% of U.K. universities, including the prestigious Russell Group®.
  • Accepted by the top European universities, and the most preferred English-language test in France and Germany.5
  • Accepted by 100% of universities in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Accepted for Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit program when taken at a test center.6
  • Widely accepted throughout Asia, including at top universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.

Achieve your goals and discover new opportunities

You can benefit from the work you do with TOEFL iBT test takers.

  • Develop your career and improve your employment prospects.
  • Make a real difference in lives all over the world and watch your students grow and succeed because of your help.
  • Gain access to endless teaching opportunities through our global network of test centers.
  • Get assistance for your research through our Grants and Awards program.

Support for you and your students

With the TOEFL iBT test, you're choosing a program that’s committed to your success and offers the tools and resources you need.

1 Source: Survey of 296 randomly selected university students who took the TOEFL test.
2 Source: Survey of 44 graduate admissions officers at Canadian universities.
3 Source: Survey of 107 admissions officers at Canadian universities.
4 Source: Survey of 94 admissions officers at U.S. universities who accept both TOEFL and IELTS® scores and who expressed a preference.
5 Sources: Surveys of university admissions officers (59 in France and 100 in Germany).
6 Effective for SDS applications beginning August 10, 2023. Eligibility requirements apply.