Australia Approves TOEFL Test for Student Visas
Students from around the world who wish to study in Australia can now use their TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application as announced by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
“I am very pleased the TOEFL test has been chosen as one of the new English test providers and I am confident they will provide a valuable service to student visa applicants,” said the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.
The announcement is significant for large numbers of international students from Assessment Level 3 and 4 countries who are interested in studying in Australia. They now have the opportunity to use the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English language proficiency, satisfying the required language component of the visa application process. The students from China, India, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the Philippines, who are interested in studying in Australia will benefit from this new change.
International students until now had IELTS (International English Language Testing System) only to demonstrate their English language proficiency for Australia student visas.