TOEFL & IELTS University Score Requirements Around the World

Ready to start your study abroad journey? If you’re looking to study a university course in English, it is very likely that you’ll need to pass either the TOEFL or IELTS with a good score, depending on your university’s requirements. So we’ve put together a list of TOEFL and IELTS score requirements for a range of different universities around the world to give you an idea of what to aim for.

TOEFL & IELTS Requirements: USA

University of Central Missouri:

  • TOEFL IBT (internet based) score of 79;
  • TOEFL PBT (paper based) score of 550;
  • IELTS score of 6.0.

Southern New Hampshire University

  • TOEFL score of 71 (for undergraduate programmes) and 79 (for graduate programmes);
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (undergraduate and graduate).

Harvard Business School

  • TOEFL IBT score of 109;
  • IELTS score of 7.5.

University of Central Florida

  • TOEFL IBT score of 80;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 550;
  • IELTS score of 6.5.

Lewis-Clark College State

  • TOEFL IBT score of 72,
  • TOEFL PBT score of 530;
  • IELTS score of 6.

College of the Desert

  • TOEFL IBT score of 45;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 450;
  • IELTS score of 5.

Hawaii Pacific University

  • TOEFL IBT score of 80;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 550;
  • IELTS score of 6.0 overall.

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

  • TOEFL IBT score of 83;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 557;
  • IELTS overall band score of 6.5.

TOEFL & IELTS Requirements: Australia

Griffith University

  • TOEFL iBT score of 79;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 575;
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-score of less than 6.0).

Bond University

  • TOEFL IBT score of 98 (or less, depending on the programme);
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (or even higher, depending on the programme you choose to study).

 Victoria University

  • TOEFL IBT score of 55;
  • IELTS overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0).

University of Melbourne

  • If you get an overall score of less than 7 for IELTS or a score less than 94 for TOEFL IBT, you will need to take a Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) to enrol at the university.

Central Queensland University

  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 75 (with no score less than 17);
  • IELTS score of 6 (with no individual band score of less than 5.5).

Monash University

  • TOEFL IBT score of 79;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 550;
  • IELTS score of 6.5.

University of the Sunshine Coast

  • TOEFL IBT score of 76;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 550;
  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each subtest).

TOEFL & IELTS Requirements: Canada

McGill University

  • TOEFL IBT overall score of 86 (no less than 20 in each of the four component scores);
  • TOEFL PBT score of 567;
  • IELTS score of 6.5.

Simon Fraser University

  • TOEFL IBT score of 93 (with a minimum of 20 in each category);
  • TOEFL PBT score of 580;
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section).

University of New Brunswick

  • TOEFL IBT of 80;
  • TOEFL PBT of 550;
  • IELTS minimum band score of 7.

University of Alberta

  • TOEFL IBT score of 88 (with a score of at least 20 on each individual skill areas);
  • TOEFL PBT score of 550 (paper-based);
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 5 on each band).

Centennial College

  • TOEFL IBT score of 80;
  • TOEFL PBT score of 550;
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5).

TOEFL & IELTS Requirements: UK

University of Birmingham

  • TOEFL overall score of 80 overall (or more depending on the programme you choose);
  • IELTS score of 6.0.

University of Oxford

  • TOEFL IBT overall score of 110
  • TOEFL PBT overall score of 600;
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0.

University College of London

  • TOEFL overall score of 92;
  • IELTS overall grade of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests).

University of Manchester

  • TOEFL IBT score of 72
  • IELTS score of 5.5.

Apart from TOEFL and IELTS, some universities also accept other English proficiency language tests such as the Cambridge English Language Assessment or the Pearson Test of English Academic. There are many other tests (for example Ascentis, City and Guilds, the English Speaking Board International, the Teaching Knowledge Test) available out there, but you have to double-check with your institution that they accept them for enrollment.

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