TOEFL Exam Acceptance 2021

Updated by: Nidhi bahl on July 26, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

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TOEFL Exam Acceptance 2021

TOEFL is one of the leading English language proficiency tests in the world accepted by more than 11,000 universities in over 160 countries such as the United States of America, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and more. Some of these universities include Auburn University, Wolverhampton University, Seton Hill University, Chester University, Dublin City University, among others.

Each participating university sets a different cutoff, which an aspiring candidate must be sure of before applying. Additionally, several other factors play a decisive role in choosing a college, which may include the location of the university, fee structure, ranking, courses offered, alumni, the percentage of international students on campus among many other things.

COVID-19 Update

ETS has launched the TOEFL iBT home edition for those unable to sit for the test at a designated TOEFL test centre. However, almost all test centres are open, with all the necessary COVID-19 precautionary procedures to ensure the health and safety of all test-takers in place.

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Which Countries Accept the TOEFL Exam?

TOEFL scores are accepted by more than 10,000 universities in 150+ countries around the world. Given below are some of the countries where TOEFL scores are widely accepted by universities and higher education institutions.

  • The United States of America - 90% of the higher educational institutions in the United States prefer TOEFL scores as proof of English proficiency for admission into postsecondary programmes.

  • Canada - Most Canadian universities accept TOEFL scores for admission, especially to their postgraduate programmes.

  • Australia and New Zealand - TOEFL scores are accepted in Australia and New Zealand not only for admission to universities and colleges but also as part of the visa and immigration requirement.

  • Germany - A TOEFL score is the preferred proof of English proficiency accepted by universities in Germany.

  • France - Almost all universities in France accept TOEFL scores for admission.

How to Find Out If a University Accepts TOEFL Scores?

ETS provides a separate tool for candidates to find out which universities accept TOEFL scores and make sure that the university they are applying to do accepts their TOEFL scores. Have a look at how you can find out if a university accepts TOEFL scores:

  • Visit the site.

  • You can either sign up or do a quick search. Signing up lets universities find you.

  • You can do a quick search by institution names or location.

  • The search service also allows you to search by test score and location.

German Universities Accepting TOEFL Scores

Check out the universities in Germany which accept TOEFL scores:

University of Maryland

University of Muenster School of Business and Economics

Worms University of Applied Sciences

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

University of Wuppertal

University of Wuerzburg

University of Tuebingen

University of Technology-Esslingen Graduate School

University of Siegen

Chappe University


BSBI - Berlin School of Business and Innovation

CBS International Business School

ISM International School of Management

Berlin International College

Macromedia University

EBS University of Law & Management

BAU Germany

European University


Munich Business School

Arden University

IUBH University

University of Law

PFH-Private University Of Applied Science

Kingston University

Accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg University

University of Applied Sciences, Europe

Alpha Aktiv PVT Institute

Schiller University

Universities in New Zealand Accepting TOEFL Scores

Given below are the universities in New Zealand which accept TOEFL scores:

Wellington Business School

Victoria University of Wellington

University of Waikato

University of Otago

University of Canterbury

Otago Polytechnic

Nursing Council of New Zealand

New Zealand International College

Lincoln University-New Zealand

Massey University

Auckland International College

Auckland Institute of Studies

Kiwi English Academy

University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year

Unitec Institute of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

Universities in Ireland Accepting TOEFL Scores

Given below are some of the universities in Ireland accepting TOEFL scores:

IT Sligo

Maynooth University

Dublin City University

Dublin Institute of Technology

Trinity College Dublin

Griffith College

National University of Ireland

London College Dublin

Cork International College

American College Dublin

Note: Lists mentioned here are not exhaustive.

TOEFL Participating Colleges FAQs

1. Which countries accept TOEFL 2021 scores?

Almost all English speaking countries accept TOEFL scores. However, the major countries include USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and France.

2. How to find out if a university accepts TOEFL scores?

You can find the list of TOEFL participating universities on the official website for TOEFL.

3. What are the participating universities of TOEFL 2021?

The list of participating universities for TOEFL is extremely long, since over 10,000 universities accept TOEFL scores. However, some of the top universities include MIT, Stanford, University of Chicago, Imperial College London, UCL, National University of Singapore, etc.

4. Where is TOEFL accepted?

The TOEFL is widely accepted in over 150 countries for university study, work and/or immigration.

5. Are TOEFL PBT accepted?

Yes, TOEFL PBT is still accepted by many foreign universities. However, it is advised that students first check the admission requirements of the desired course and university before choosing between TOEFL PBT and TOEFL iBT.

6. Is TOEFL scores 2021 accepted in the UAE?

Yes, the TOEFL scores are accepted in the UAE.

7. Are TOEFL 2021 scores accepted in Australia?

Yes, TOEFL scores are accepted by universities in Australia.

8. Are TOEFL scores accepted in Germany?

Yes, TOEFL scores are accepted by universities in Germany.

9. Do Chinese universities accept TOEFL scores?

Yes, Chinese universities such as Tsinghua University accept TOEFL scores to assess the English proficiency of its prospective students.

10. Does Harvard University accept TOEFL?

Yes, Harvard University is among the many top universities that accept TOEFL scores.

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