The TOEFL test is accepted to fulfill the English-language requirements for several countries immigration processes including Australian-sponsored and independent visa categories — giving the candidate the opportunity of a test other than IELTS.

The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English as it is read, written, heard and spoken. The TOEFL test is widely recognised by more than 10,000 institutions, organisations and governments in 130 countries. TOEFL scores are used for educational admission, immigration, licensing and placement.

Scores are available approximately 10 days after the test date. Test takers are advised by email that their scores have been posted to their TOEFL online account. Scores can be verified by a score user as soon as they are posted to the test taker’s account. The score scale includes:

  • Reading 0–30
  • Listening 0–30
  • Speaking 0–30
  • Writing 0–30
  • Total Score 0–120

The total score is the sum of the four skill scores. TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date. There is no limit to the number of times an individual can take the test.

TOEFL scores are not considered by Canada for its immigration programs.