The TOEFL iBT® Test Gets You Where You Want to Go

Accepted by over 12,500 institutions in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Choose where you want to study or work :

United States | Canada | United Kingdom | Australia & New Zealand | Europe

When you study abroad, you expand your choices to include the world's top higher-education institutions. You’ll get the opportunity to take courses you may not find anywhere else, and experience new languages, cultures, and lifestyles.

In a survey of study abroad alumni conducted by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) of over 3,400 respondents, 96% said studying abroad improved their self-confidence.

A 50-year study of 3,400 respondents conducted by Yale University in 2017, revealed that “studying abroad is usually a defining moment in a young person's life and continues to impact the participant’s life years after the experience".

95% of international students have found employment within 6 months of graduation (IES Abroad, 2015)

If your goal is to study abroad, choose the English-language test accepted by 100% of universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the U.K. and other top destinations.

The TOEFL iBT® test is the premier measure of academic English-language proficiency, allowing you to showcase your skills with confidence.

Over 90% of TOEFL iBT test takers surveyed got into their first-or second-choice university. *

In addition, the TOEFL iBT test is now the shortest English-language testing option among the three most popular options. The test takes just under 2 hours to complete. 

Tips for Applying for a Visa to Study Abroad

No matter where you're planning to study, you'll probably need a visa to get there. The process for getting a visa depends on the country, but below are some helpful general tips.

  • Keep on schedule
    Plan ahead so you don't miss any appointments, such as face-to-face interviews or deadlines.
  • Complete all forms
    Student visa applications can be rejected or delayed if you don’t complete all required portions of the form, so be sure to read and follow all instructions.
  • Be honest
    Make sure you're totally honest in every stage of your student visa application. Visa agencies have comprehensive databases and will often be able to identify information that isn't accurate.
  • Assess your health
    You may be required to have a medical examination or get vaccinations before being issued a student visa.
  • Plan your finances
    Make sure you can demonstrate that you have the financial resources to pay for your tuition and living expenses while studying abroad. This will require a detailed financial plan, including any financial aid or scholarships, along with any financial documentation the country requires.
  • Establish ties to home
    You may need to prove that you have ties to home, such as family or property, and that you'll be returning to your native country after your studies are complete. You may be asked to prove how your education abroad will help you get a job in your native country.

Expand your options with the TOEFL® Search Service

This free service uses information from your ETS account to match you with universities and institutions around the world. You can receive information about programs, admission requirements, financial aid opportunities and more.

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* Source: Survey of 296 randomly selected university students who took the TOEFL iBT test.