Do an

English test

Doing an English proficiency test is a good indicator for you to know whether you can handle an English study programme abroad. That is why we recommend this as step-1 in the preparation process.

What do universities require from prospective students? What kind of tests are available? What are the differences between the available language institutes? Which test centres are reliable? You can read it all on this page.


English language tests
main differences


British oriented: IELTS + CAE
American oriented: TOEFL (iBT)

Pricing in general

Cheapest: IELTS
In between: TOEFL (iBT)
Most expensive: CAE

Validity duration

2 years valid: IELTS + TOEFL (iBT)
Forever valid: CAE

Minimally required scores

IELTS: 6.5
TOEFL (iBT): 90
CAE: C1 180

Issue of test result

2 weeks: IELTS + TOEFL (iBT)
6-8 weeks: CAE

How to book a test?

Watch out for doing the test at a fraudulent test center!
First check the official authorities or go directly to their website via the following links:

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