Where can you use your TOEFL® Test for?

Who accepts TOEFL iBT®

While the TOEFL iBT® is widely accepted internationally, many students still ask about how wide spread the acceptance is in Australia.

All universities and vocational education institutions in Australia accept TOEFL iBT® scores for student admission. Since the year 2011, international students have applied to universities in Australia successfully and they have accepted their TOEFL iBT® scores as a part of their student visa applications. TOEFL iBT® is that one such test that students need to take to apply to any university in Australia.

Towards the end of year 2014, TOEFL iBT® was accepted to meet the English language prerequisites for visas, both temporary and permanent. As a prerequisite, TOEFL iBT® is also accepted in Australia for PR. Both sponsored and independent visas need TOEFL iBT® to fulfil its preliminary needs.

Some examples of where you can use TOEFL iBT® to apply for are:

  • Student Visas
  • Post-Study Work/Graduate Work Visa
  • Skilled Migration Visa
  • Employer Sponsored Visa
  • State and Territory Nominated Visas
  • Business Visa

Here is a summary of TOEFL iBT® test which are accepted by DHA. The table below shows it all.

Minimum TOEFL® Score Requirements for Australian Visas

English-language Proficiency Level Test Component TOEFL iBT® Score
Functional Total Score 32
Total Score: 35
Listening 4
Reading 4
Writing 14
Speaking 14
Total Score: 60
Listening 12
Reading 13
Writing 21
Speaking 18
Total Score: 94
Listening 24
Reading 24
Writing 27
Speaking 23
Total Score: 110
Listening 28
Reading 29
Writing 30
Speaking 26

Score Reports

Approximately 6 days after your test date is what it takes for your scores to be online on your TOEFL iBT® account. Requesting a physical copy may take 12-14 days to receive.

Outside of Australia

Over 11,000 universities and institutes all over the world spread over 180 countries accept TOEFL® scores. Many other organizations and departments consider this as a legitimate English proficiency test and valid document. These are:-

  • Residential and work visas issues by Immigration departments
  • For professional certification many registered, licensing agencies as well as medical bodies use them
  • Individuals need them to evaluate their improvement in learning English

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