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


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Get there with the TOEFL iBT Test

✔ Accepted by 100% of Australian universities

✔ Accepted by 100% of New Zealand universities and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), and for New Zealand permanent residence¹



The TOEFL iBT test is currently accepted by 100% of Australian universities. If you’re applying to an Australian university or institution, check with them directly about their application requirements.

Some Australian visas require an English-language test score approved by the Department of Home Affairs. In such cases, only TOEFL iBT scores from tests taken on or before July 25, 2023, are accepted, and scores from tests on or after July 26, 2023, are not currently accepted. We encourage you to review the Document Checklist Tool on the Department’s website for specific application requirements.

Australian education providers can continue to accept valid TOEFL iBT scores from tests taken pre- and post-July 26, 2023, and we recommend that you check with providers directly for their requirements.

Australia Admissions Officers Say “Yes” to the TOEFL iBT® Test


Stand out to universities across Australia. See what real Australia admissions officers had to say about accepting TOEFL iBT test scores.

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New Zealand

If you’re applying for a New Zealand visa, be sure to register for a TOEFL iBT test at a test center. The New Zealand government does not currently accept English-language tests that are taken at home, including the TOEFL iBT Home Edition. For applications to New Zealand universities and other institutions, please check with the institution directly about their requirements.

You can use your TOEFL iBT scores to prove English-language proficiency for university and college admission in New Zealand. Check with the institutions directly for their score requirements.

TOEFL iBT scores are also accepted for permanent skilled migration visas.  Visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information.

TOEFL iBT scores are also recognized by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)  for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Private Training Establishments (PTEs).


1 May not apply to the TOEFL iBT Home Edition test