English language certificates get more and more important, not only for those who want to study abroad. Meanwhile more and more German universities require an English language certificate. There are many options for getting tested, as several institutions offer their services. In order to give you an overview of the most popular options, we have compiled the most important facts and figures. Let’s start with the well-known TOEFL test.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test, which tests the English skills of non-native speakers. Many universities in English-speaking countries, especially in the USA, use certain TOEFL scores pre-requisites for applications for their programs. Today, there are over 9,000 international universities and agencies that base their enrolment decisions on a TOEFL test.
However, more and more Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Germany are also held in English. For this reason, some universities in Germany also require this certificate.
There are two different types of test, the internet-based TOEFL test (iBT) and the paper-based TOEFL test (PBT). But what is the test all about and what are the costs? Here are the most important facts at a glance: