ETS Global launches the TOEFL iBT® Athletic Excellence Grant

A €5,000 award for student-athletes pursuing sports and education abroad.

The TOEFL iBT® Athletic Excellence Grant (AEG) Program, developed by ETS Global BV, a subsidiary of ETS, aspires to support ambitious amateur athletes on their academic and athletic journey toward success by providing a €5,000 grant to high-performance and emerging undergraduate student-athletes who demonstrate both Athletic Excellence and English Language Excellence.

What is the TOEFL iBT® Athletic Excellence Grant Programme?

The TOEFL iBT® AEG represents the endless motivation, hard work, and perseverance that drive excellence, with a global mission dedicated to supporting emerging student-athletes from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa who recognize the importance of pursuit and the power of education.

This initiative aims to reward those who pursue athletic excellence, through admission to a university sports program in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, or the European Union, as well as English language excellence, through the achievement of an exceptional TOEFL iBT test score.

Through this initiative, we wish to materialize all the values that animate our TOEFL brand: hard work, determination, surpassing oneself, and excellence. The TOEFL iBT® Athletic Excellence Grant reinforces these standards by supporting ambitious amateur athletes in their academic, athletic, and professional pursuits

Nikol Miteva, Head of AEG Program Committee and Communications Coordinator at ETS Global

How to apply for the grant?

In order to be eligible for the grant, students must meet the specific criteria outlined below, as well as provide personal motivation and recommendation statements which will be evaluated by a formal Assessment Committee appointed by ETS Global.

  1. The applicant must be admitted into a university program where the student will participate in the official collegiate sports team or athletic program.
  2. The applicant must be a resident in the EMEA region. 
  3. The applicant must be aged 18 years or older.
  4. The applicant must have attained a minimum overall TOEFL iBT score of at least 85.

Based on a three-step selection process, the Assessment Committee will select a total of five grant recipients.  

Awards to be presented this summer

Grant applications will be accepted until May 31st, 2023

Once all applications have been reviewed, the notification of the outcomes will be shared on June 30th, 2023, on the official TOEFL iBT® AEG page. An award ceremony for the grant recipients will take place later in July, with additional information to be forthcoming.

For more information about the project, visit the official page:

About the TOEFL iBT Assessment

Accepted by more than 12,500+ universities and other institutions in over 160 countries, the TOEFL iBT® test evaluates how well your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills have prepared you to perform academic tasks.

Compared to other English-language tests, the TOEFL® test offers a number of advantages to help you stand out from other applicants. Only this English assessment prepares you for universities’ English language requirements and helps ensure you go to your university better prepared than students who have not taken the TOEFL® test.