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The premier test of academic English communication

Learn more by selecting any step in your TOEFL iBT® journey.


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 by more than 12,000 universities and other institutions in over 160 countries, and preferred worldwide, the TOEFL iBT test is the world's premier English-language test for study, work and immigration. Stand out with confidence!


Available worldwide

Access the TOEFL iBT test 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.


An enhanced testing experience

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

  • Quicker Registration and Scheduling. A simpler registration and scheduling process, with local payment options available to select countries.
  • Free Practice Materials. Prepare for test day with a full-length practice test, practice sets, the TOEFL Go! ® app and more.
  • Shorter Test. The total testing time is now less than 2 hours1.
  • Instant Scores. View your unofficial Reading and Listening scores at the end of your test1.
  • Clear Score Reporting Dates. The date you can expect to receive your official scores will be displayed 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.
  • In-depth Score Reporting. Receive more than just scores. Get personalized performance feedback and deeper insights into your results.


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.