May 9, 2019

What is the minimum TOEFL score?

There are two facets to this. It would depend on whether you are looking to get admission in an Australian University or are you looking at a PR.

We are going to discuss these two separately:

For admission into Australian universities

If you would aspire to get a degree from Australia, you must meet the English level proficiency test. There is none other better, or universally accepted English test than TOEFL. All Australian universities accept it as well as it is a requirement for all other Australian visas. TOEFL is also deemed 100 percent fair and unbiased.

Every year international students are looking to get admission in Australian universities.  International students need to demonstrate that they are academically qualified to get admission.  This is true for the  University of their choice.  It is also essential to show a good level of competency in English. This includes comprehending, speaking, writing and reading the language. Apart from your transcripts, this is a mandatory document that must be a part of your application.

As mentioned above TOEFL iBT is the best test to take due to its holistic and universal nature. It is also acceptable by universities across the globe; Australia is no exception. Here are five reasons to take the TOEFL iBT

For about half a century, Australian universities have accepted TOEFL iBT score for admissions into universities. 2011 marked the year where students across the globe could use their TOEFL scores in their student visa applications. This demonstrates the universality of the test.  It also shows that only one English test was fully acceptable to apply to all the universities in Australia. The scenario remains similar to TOEFL iBT.  It is a reliable test of English acceptable by all universities and institutions.

Students applying to universities and colleges in Australia need a basic TOEFL iBT score.  The requirement may vary from one institution to another. The competitive universities would often require 100 or higher score in the test. Several other universities and colleges require scores in the range of 60. This can go right up to 80-90

A 100 or over the score in TOEFL iBT is a competitive score. It also shows that you are quite proficient but not perfect at English. As per ETS scoring 25 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking which categorises you as ‘high’ or ‘good’. Many good universities and colleges in Australia accept slightly below this score as well. This is within the range of 70-90. Hence there is no thumb rule to this test in terms of the score it may vary from one university to another. However, the universality of TOEFL iBT cannot be underestimated. It is your English language passport for entry into any Australian university.

 For Australian PR

As we are aware, Australia follows the point-based immigration system. This is an essential feature to migrate to Australia. All potential candidates have to fall under the skilled migration category. The other key factor is they would also need the English language proficiency test to apply for PR.

The language requirement is an essential prerequisite. DIBP needs it for all those interested in migrating to their country. Basic language ability is a must to sustain them in the country.

The minimum point’s requirement of TOEFL iBT looks somewhat like this:-

Reading-13, Listening-12, Writing-21, and Speaking-21.

These points are the bare minimum. These can be stumbling blocks towards receiving additional points. This can affect the total immigration point score. To gain further points, you are required to score what is known as the ‘proficient language score’. This is achieved by scoring the following TOEFL points:- Reading-24, Writing-27, Listening-24, and Speaking- 23

TOEFL iBT test is the widely accepted, world-renowned computer-based English proficiency test. It is one of the most cost-effective English Proficiency Test.  It is accepted far and wide by all Australian universities and visas.  It is the completely fair and impartial scoring system. It is accepted and approved by the Australian government for visa applications.  It is also required for study abroad prospects in Australia and worldwide.


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