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Australia Resumes Accepting TOEFL Scores for Visas

-By ArdorComm News Network

Australia has reinstated the acceptance of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for all visa applications, as announced by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on Monday. This decision comes after the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) suspended the acceptance of TOEFL scores in July last year pending a review.

TOEFL iBT, which is accepted by 100% of Australian universities and over 12,500 institutions worldwide across 160 countries, will now be considered valid for Australian visa applications. Applicants who have taken the TOEFL iBT test from May 5, 2024, onwards are eligible to submit their scores as part of their Australian visa application.

Sachin Jain, the country manager of ETS India & South Asia, expressed the organization’s commitment to facilitating global higher education and mobility through their assessments. Australia remains a preferred choice for Indian students and working professionals, with over 1.20 lakh Indian students studying in Australia last year. Additionally, with 9 Australian universities ranking among the top 100 global universities in the latest QS World University Rankings, Australia offers world-class higher education and post-study work opportunities.

Apart from TOEFL, Australia accepts scores from several other English language tests undertaken at secure test centers for visa requirements, including:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), including One Skill Retake (OSR)*
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Cambridge English (CAE) (also known as C1 Advanced)
  • Occupational English Test (OET), designed specifically for health professionals

This decision to resume accepting TOEFL scores for visas underscores Australia’s commitment to facilitating international education and attracting talented individuals from around the world.


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