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Important Update: TOEFL® Testing in France

Educational Testing Service is concerned for the safety and well-being of the citizens of France. In light of the attacks yesterday and the state of emergency throughout the country, the TOEFL® administration scheduled for today, November 14, 2015 was cancelled for all of France. ETS Customer Service representatives will contact impacted test takers within the next 3 business days regarding rescheduled appointments, which will likely be within 30 days. We sincerely apologize that these horrific events have caused us to make such a decision. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ETS Customer Service via phone at 0800-911183 or 33-805-089-289, or by email at TOEFLSupport4France@ets.org.

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Official TOEFL iBT ® Tests with Audio is now an eBook

The TOEFL® program has released its bestselling prep book, Official TOEFL iBT® Tests with Audio, Volume 1, as an ebook. With 5 real past TOEFL iBT tests, the book is ideal for test takers looking to get lots of practice using authentic test questions. Download it now from the ETS Store.

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Using TOEFL® Scores to Study in the U.K.

The U.K. Home Office has provided updated guidance about the use of TOEFL iBT® scores for U.K. student visas.

Tier 4 Student Visas — degree level or higher
TOEFL iBT scores can be used for this purpose if the following conditions are met:

  • Your chosen U.K. university accepts the TOEFL iBT test for admission purposes. We suggest you contact the university you wish to apply to directly by phoning or emailing the admissions department.
  • You meet the TOEFL iBT score requirement for university entry and your course of study. Please check the university website for TOEFL iBT score requirements as you may find each university has different requirements for the course that you intend to apply for.
  • You meet the TOEFL iBT scores at the B2 level set by the Home Office for immigration. TOEFL iBT scores at the B2 level approved by the Home Office are:
    • Total: 72
    • Reading: 18
    • Listening: 17
    • Writing: 17
    • Speaking: 20

Tier 4 Student Visas — pre-sessional or foundation course, or foundation degree
TOEFL iBT scores can be used for these purposes until September 30, 2014, if the following conditions are met:

  • You are being sponsored by a Higher Education Institution.
  • The course/degree is one of the following:
    • a pre-sessional course as defined in note (ii) to the table in paragraph 245ZW(b) of the Immigration Rules and lasts no longer than three months
    • a foundation course awarded at a minimum of level 3 on the revised National Qualifications Framework, or awarded on a directly equivalent basis in the devolved administrations
    • a foundation degree as defined in paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules
  • You meet the TOEFL iBT scores at the B1 level set by the Home Office for immigration. TOEFL iBT scores at the B1 level approved by the Home Office are:
    • Total: 42
    • Reading: 4
    • Listening: 9
    • Writing: 13
    • Speaking: 16
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ETS and KOSAF Announce TOEFL® Scholarship Program Recognizing Academic Excellence by Students in Korea

Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) announced the launch of the 2014 Love Giving Scholarship (ETS TOEFL®) program in Korea. The scholarship program honors outstanding university students in need of financial support. ETS and KOSAF will award 24 deserving students with a total of 72,000,000 KRW in funding for undergraduate or graduate study in Korea for the 2014 fall semester. Scholarship applications will be available starting July 21 and must be received by August 1. Winners will be notified on August 29, 2014.

Read the full press release here and go to the “Scholarships and Giving” page for Korea here.

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Important Information for Test Takers in the Middle East

We are aware that some countries are observing a period of mourning out of respect for the passing of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia. At this time, all test centers will be open this weekend.

We will continue to monitor the situation and, if things change, affected test takers will be contacted to have their test dates rescheduled.

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Test Takers Affected by Nepal Earthquake

We at ETS join with others in expressing our sadness for the suffering caused by the earthquake that has affected individuals in Nepal, India, and Bhutan.

Test takers who are registered to test at a center that is closed will be contacted to reschedule their test for a later time. Test takers who cannot get to their center because of the earthquake should contact the Regional Registration Center for their location to reschedule their test.

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Alert for Test Takers in Korea

Test takers in Korea may not be able to test due to concerns related to MERS. If you are registered to test in Korea and the test center is closed, Prometric or ETS will contact you to reschedule your test. If the test center is open but you are unable to test due to these health concerns, contact ETS to reschedule your test. Contact information for Korea can be found at http://www.ets.org/toefl/contact/korea.

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TOEFL® and GRE® Representatives Share Important News and Success Tips at Upcoming Student Fairs in China

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New Native-Speaker English Accents Added to the TOEFL iBT® Test

Beginning in March 2013, the Listening and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT® test will include other native-speaker English accents in addition to accents from North America. Test takers may hear accents from the United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia.

Visit TOEFL iBT Test Content for more information and to hear examples.

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TOEFL® scores now accepted for skilled migration and other visas in Australia

The TOEFL® Test has been accepted as an English-language test for use with Australia’s skilled migration visas. This means that people across the globe can now use their TOEFL scores for student, post-study, skilled migration and business visas, as well as academic admissions purposes.

The changes will go into effect in November 2014. Applicants can take the test now, in advance of the November change, as TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date.

Read the official announcement.

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Testing Affected by Unrest in Iraq

As a result of unrest, test takers registered to test in Iraq may be unable to travel to test centers. Affected test takers can find contact information at http://www.ets.org/toefl/contact.

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November 14, 2015

Important Update: TOEFL® Testing in France

Educational Testing Service is concerned for the safety and well-being of the citizens of France. In light of the attacks yesterday and the state of emergency throughout the country, the TOEFL® administration scheduled for today, November 14, 2015 was cancelled for all of France. ETS Customer Service representatives will contact impacted test takers within the next 3 business days regarding rescheduled appointments, which will likely be within 30 days. We sincerely apologize that these horrific events have caused us to make such a decision. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ETS Customer Service via phone at 0800-911183 or 33-805-089-289, or by email at TOEFLSupport4France@ets.org.

June 05, 2015

Alert for Test Takers in Korea

Test takers in Korea may not be able to test due to concerns related to MERS. If you are registered to test in Korea and the test center is closed, Prometric or ETS will contact you to reschedule your test. If the test center is open but you are unable to test due to these health concerns, contact ETS to reschedule your test. Contact information for Korea can be found at http://www.ets.org/toefl/contact/korea.

May 11, 2015

Official TOEFL iBT ® Tests with Audio is now an eBook

The TOEFL® program has released its bestselling prep book, Official TOEFL iBT® Tests with Audio, Volume 1, as an ebook. With 5 real past TOEFL iBT tests, the book is ideal for test takers looking to get lots of practice using authentic test questions. Download it now from the ETS Store.

April 27, 2015

Test Takers Affected by Nepal Earthquake

We at ETS join with others in expressing our sadness for the suffering caused by the earthquake that has affected individuals in Nepal, India, and Bhutan.

Test takers who are registered to test at a center that is closed will be contacted to reschedule their test for a later time. Test takers who cannot get to their center because of the earthquake should contact the Regional Registration Center for their location to reschedule their test.

January 23, 2015

Important Information for Test Takers in the Middle East

We are aware that some countries are observing a period of mourning out of respect for the passing of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia. At this time, all test centers will be open this weekend.

We will continue to monitor the situation and, if things change, affected test takers will be contacted to have their test dates rescheduled.

January 23, 2015

Test Takers Can Download Score Reports

For all TOEFL iBT® test dates after January 1, 2015, test takers will receive, as part of their test fee, a PDF copy of their score report that they can download and print from their account. This means that test takers no longer have to wait for mail delivery to receive a copy of their score report.

The PDF version will be available approximately 13 days after the test date. Downloadable score reports are currently not available for tests taken in China.

December 11, 2014

Score Reporting Dates Impacted by U.S. Holidays

Due to the U.S. holidays in December 2014, scores for some test dates will be delayed. Scores will be posted online as follows:

Test Date Score Posting Date
December 14 December 30
December 19 January 6
December 20 January 7
December 21 January 8
December 05, 2014

Update for Test Takers in the Philippines

Test takers in the Philippines may not be able to test due to the approaching typhoon. If you are registered to test in the Philippines and the test center is closed due to the storm, you will be contacted to reschedule your test. Contact information for the Philippines can be found at www.ets.org/contact.

December 01, 2014

Getting to Work in Australia Just Got Easier

Skilled and Post-study visa reforms give employers access to a world of possibilities

Educational Testing Service (ETS) welcomes the Australian Government announcement that the TOEFL iBT® test can be used to demonstrate English-language competence for new skilled migration and post-study applications.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, announced the change effective as of November 23.

David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Education for ETS, said the Government's reform will help Australian employers address skill shortages by gaining better and broader access to the global pool of potential employees.

"ETS's 50 years of experience in the Australian market showed us that employers were missing out in the global competition for skills due to disjointed visa English-language proficiency settings," said Mr. Payne. "Skilled migrants were choosing to go elsewhere, like the United States and Canada."

The TOEFL® test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment, administered in 180 countries, with more than 30 million people having taken the test worldwide.

"With the TOEFL test's global reach, highly skilled migrants who had previously been inaccessible to Australian businesses will now be available to help these businesses compete and prosper," said Mr. Payne. "The acceptance of the TOEFL test provides the best chance of building on the current economic success and driving the innovation agenda by bringing the best and brightest from around the world."

Accepting the TOEFL test for graduate, skilled, business, and work and holiday visas and the SkillSelect system will also make Australia a more attractive destination for international students.

More information about the TOEFL test and the use of TOEFL scores for Australia's skilled migration visas is available here.

July 15, 2014

ETS and KOSAF Announce TOEFL® Scholarship Program Recognizing Academic Excellence by Students in Korea

Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) announced the launch of the 2014 Love Giving Scholarship (ETS TOEFL®) program in Korea. The scholarship program honors outstanding university students in need of financial support. ETS and KOSAF will award 24 deserving students with a total of 72,000,000 KRW in funding for undergraduate or graduate study in Korea for the 2014 fall semester. Scholarship applications will be available starting July 21 and must be received by August 1. Winners will be notified on August 29, 2014.

Read the full press release here and go to the “Scholarships and Giving” page for Korea here.

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