IELTS is an English Language Proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students for study in countries where the medium of instruction is English. Among the popular study destinations IELTS is accepted by universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It has become a mandatory test for study in Australia.
You cannot be granted an Australian student visa without an IELTS score, TOEFL is not accepted. All other study destinations either require you to take the TOEFL or IELTS. IELTS is however not accepted by most universities in USA.
The TOEFL test gives you more choices about where you want to study.
- TOEFL is accepted by more institutions than any other English-language test in the world — including the top colleges and universities.
- See a list of6,000+ institutions in 110 countries (PDF), including almost every university in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, that rely on TOEFL scores for admissions, scholarship and graduation decisions.