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The premier test of academic English communication

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An Enhanced TOEFL iBT Experience

Learn about the latest enhancements being made to the TOEFL iBT testing experience, including a shorter test time. Enhancements go into effect on July 26, 2023.

Why Choose the TOEFL iBT Test?

Accepted and preferred worldwide

When you choose the TOEFL iBT test to show your English proficiency, universities notice and know you’re ready to succeed. Accepted worldwide by more than 12,000 universities and institutions in over 160 countries, the TOEFL iBT test is the world's premier English-language test for study, work and immigration.


Available worldwide

The TOEFL iBT test is available almost anywhere in the world, with testing available in more than 200 countries and territories. View the full list of countries where the TOEFL iBT test is available.


Test your way

Choose where and how you want to take the TOEFL iBT test: at a test center or at home. Some countries now offer the Paper Edition option as well. Learn more about testing options and choose the one that’s most convenient for you.


A better test experience

Get the best testing experience possible with these enhancements to the TOEFL iBT test:

  • More Opportunities to Register. Register online up to 2 days before your test
  • Free Practice Test. Prepare for test day with a full-length practice test.
  • Shorter Test. The total testing time is about 3 hours.
  • Instant Scores. View your unofficial Reading and Listening scores at the end of your test1
  • Faster Official Scores. Get your full, official scores as soon as 4-8 days after your test (11–13 business days for Paper Edition).
  • MyBest® Scores. Show your best overall test performance with MyBest scores, which are the combination of your best section scores from the past 2 years.
  • Fair and Unbiased Scoring. All tests are scored using a combination of AI and human scoring.


Get Noticed by Universities

The TOEFL Search Service is a free service that matches you with universities based on your profile. You can receive information about programs, financial aid, fellowships and other educational opportunities. Even if you aren't ready to register for the test yet, you can still create your ETS account and sign up today!


1 Not available for TOEFL iBT Paper Edition