For each overseas student, one of the two most recognized English language proficiency tests IELTS or TOEFL is essential as English is not their native language. To pursue higher education in international Universities and Colleges at any English speaking county, one must appear for either IELTS – International English Language Testing System or TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Both tests have distinctive structure and teaching requirement as well as different methodology. Think wisely and consult your overseas educational consultant for better guidance on appropriate requirement of the country you wish to study. The entry requirement of English language Test varies from different countries and sometimes-different courses within the same institution.
The basic difference between them will ease your way to make the right choice.
- IELTS is the high-stakes English test for study, migration or work. And it is further divided into two “IELTS ACADEMIC & UKVI IELTS ACADEMIC”.
- IELTS ACADEMIC is an English Language Test that is widely accepted across the globe by more than 9,000 Universities excluding UK Universities & Institutions.
- UKVI IELTS ACADEMIC is an English Language Test that is accepted across the globe including by UK Universities and Institutions. The study pattern, evaluation method is similar with IELTS ACADEMIC. UK Visa & Immigration IELTS Academic is taken within the UK Government approved test centers worldwide, which has a test center reference number on the Score Card, compare to the IELTS ACADEMIC test and it is only difference.
- IELTS is being conducted in British English and is preferred in institutions of UK and other commonwealth countries like Australia and New Zealand. TOEFL is being conducted in American English and so it is more likely to be preferred in American Institutions.
These are the basic details you need to know about IELTS and TOEFL exams to make the right choice according to your choice of country, university and the program.