The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
To search institutions that accept TOEFL scores, visit the TOEFL Destination Search (opens new window). You can search by institution name, location or TOEFL score requirement. Be sure to confirm any institution’s information (such as score requirements) with the institution directly.
Here are some important notes about using TOEFL scores in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK):
Australia: TOEFL scores are accepted for student visas, and also for a number of additional visa categories including skilled migration, post-study work, temporary graduate and permanent residence. Get more details about Australian visas from the Department of Home Affairs (opens new window).
TOEFL scores are also accepted by Australian professional accreditation bodies in fields such as accounting, health care and engineering. Read more in our Skilled Migration FAQs (opens new window).
UK: TOEFL scores are accepted by the vast majority of universities in the UK, including all of the Russell Group universities. TOEFL scores are also accepted for UK student visas, under certain conditions. Read more about UK student visas (opens new window).
“TOEFL scores are accepted for many different purposes. But they are most often used to meet an English language requirement for admissions into a university program. We spoke to a few university admissions officers to hear what they had to say about the importance of English language skills and how they use English language tests scores.”
“So the common language of communication is English. TOEFL scores are used to make admissions decisions all around the world. Not just the major English speaking countries, like the US, the UK, Canada and Australia but anywhere universities have an English language requirement. So places like China, Korea, France, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, in fact, more 130 countries around the world. Even though these universities have specific TOEFL score requirements, admissions officers ultimately want students with strong English skills who can be successful in their programs. So make sure you focus on developing your English skills and not just on a test score.”