The question most of our readers ask regular is “what is TOEFL and IELTS and how necessary is it”? Also, is the score of TOEFL and IELTS absolutely necessary for admission into universities abroad? We say a big NO. Today, we have break it down to answer those questions.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS ((International English Language Testing System) are tests designed to determine the speaking, reading and listening skills of the student in the English language. TOEFL is mostly used to get into American schools while IELTS is accepted by many schools in the United Kingdom.
A satisfactory score in these tests is the English language minimum entry requirement for admission into most universities in the world.
Almost every school has their own satisfactory TOEFL/IELTS score and almost every course in these schools requires a benchmark for international students’ qualification to study for that course.
While there are some abroad universities that don’t ask for TOEFL/IELTS test scores, others also grant admission to non-English speaking international students on the condition that they undertake other kinds of Proficiency Tests like the Intensive English Language Program (IELP).
Below is a list of countries with their universities that do not have a mandatory TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
- America (USA)
- EU Countries except UK
- United Kingdom (UK)
Some universities in countries like China, Korea and Singapore offer candidates an optional (sometimes) foundation programme after admission to become fluent in the language used for the candidate’s choice of course. Most North American universities require international students to achieve a minimum score on one of two English proficiency tests, the TOEFL and the IELTS.
Note: It is common to not see universities explicitly state that they don’t want a language test result (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE and others). It is always advisable to reach a university of choice via email or phone and personally ask whether they might be willing to waive the language test requirement.
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