Reasons to take the TOEFL Test for study abroad

Reasons to take the TOEFL Test for study abroad

With the number of Indian students opting for foreign universities on the rise, it has become crucial for prospective students to prepare a detailed plan to get admission into their dream college. Upon deciding on which schools to apply, it is equally important for students to pay some attention to the test they take for English-language assessment.

The TOEFL® test, which measures the ability to use and understand English as it’s read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom, has been a popular and convenient way for aspirants planning to embark on their study-abroad journey. Here are five reasons to start preparing for the TOEFL test today.

1. Widespread Acceptance:

Being the most respected English-language test in the world, it opens doors to more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. This provides a wide array of opportunities for you to consider while carving out your academic path.


Price is one of the most important aspects considered by most Indian students and their parents while planning their study-abroad journey. With the value and quality the TOEFL test delivers, it is one of the most important tools to support your efforts to study abroad. To support students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate study abroad, the TOEFL program also awards scholarships to exceptional students to acknowledge their academic excellence. Check out the last for more information.


The TOEFL test takes about four hours in one sitting to complete all four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. You can easily view your scores online in 10 days, and you can download a PDF copy of your score report. You can also send four free score reports to your preferred institutions that you select prior to testing day.

4. Accessibility:

The TOEFL test is available and accessible to test takers all across India. And to provide Indian students with all the necessary resources to achieve their academic dreams, the TOEFL program will be sending fully equipped TOEFL information vans in or near campuses in select cities. The vans serve as one-stop shops for all information related to the TOEFL test. The vans will be in select cities in north India in August and south India throughout August and September. For more information and specific locations, visit

Another advantage of the TOEFL test is the resources available online for test takers. In addition to free and paid resources on, starting July 25, you can sign up for the second run of free six-week TOEFL MOOC, which will launch on September 7. Visit edX for more details.

5. Beyond study abroad:

Apart from using the TOEFL test to gain admission to colleges in all corners of the world, it’s also used by immigration departments to issue residential and work visas. For instance, DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) in Australia recognizes TOEFL test scores for Skilled Migration and Permanent Residence visas.

The TOEFL test makes it easy for test takers to get noticed. A good score on this test indicates to an admissions committee that the candidate can actually communicate in English, a skill important to succeed in a university classroom. Register for the TOEFL test today and begin your journey abroad.


Author: My name is David Lieberman. I am a blogger and also have my own site Bestforacar. I am a graduate of Psychology from the Columbia University in the City of New York, where I edited the literary journal.

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