Discover PTE Academic, the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration

For many learners, the ultimate goal in the English learning journey is to move abroad for international study or work. PTE Academic helps achieve this by offering a recognised way to prove your English skills to institutions worldwide. PTE Academic is a secure English language test accepted by the UK and Australian governments for visa applications. It is accepted by thousands of academic programmes worldwide, including Harvard Business School, INSEAD and The University of Melbourne.

PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English and provides fast results, flexible test dates and an accurate assessment of real-life English. Candidates can schedule their test as little as 24 hours in advance and typically receive their results within five business days.

Why choose PTE Academic

When you prepare for PTE Academic, you are preparing for life abroad. That's because PTE Academic tests academic English skills like summarising, note-taking and presenting information—not just test-taking skills. There's also a wide range of official preparation materials that can be used on-the-go or in class including the PTE Academic Official Guide, Practice Tests Plus, PTE Academic Expert Coursebooks or online scored practice tests. English test takers identify the following four reasons why they choose PTE Academic:

  • Fast test results: Candidates can schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive their results within five business days.
  • Flexible scheduling: With PTE Academic, candidates don't have to wait for fixed test dates. Choose from on-demand test dates throughout the year at any of our test centres located in over 50 countries worldwide.
  • Widely accepted: PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs worldwide including all visas by the UK Home Office (UK V&I), student visas by the Australian Government (DIBP) and over 4000 academic programmes, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
  • Securing testing: PTE Academic uses palm-vein scanning, randomised test forms and data forensics ensure it is one of the most secure tests of English on the market.

Learn more about PTE Academic

Explore the following resources to learn more about our English assessments or visit the PTE Academic website: http://pearsonpte.com/.

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