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Does the UK accept TOEFL or IELTS?

Discover which English language proficiency test is the better choice for studying or immigrating to the UK.


While both scores are accepted by over 9000 universities worldwide, The United Kingdom and Australia prefer IELTS, while the United States extensively accepts TOEFL.
Although TOEFL is accepted, the Oxford university prefers IELTS with a minimum requirement of 7.0 for both UG and PG.

Oxford University

Aim for a minimum band of 5.5 in each section of the IELTS for your Bachelors or Masters at Manchester.

University of Manchester

University of Edinburgh

With a minimum score of 6.5, explore the oldest department of English Literature in the UK at the University of Edinburgh.

London School of Economics and Political Science

To explore the best of social sciences in the UK, aim for a minimum IELTS band 7.0 for admission to London School of Economics and Political Science.

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