Find Out the Countries & Universities Accepting PTE Exam

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Language proficiency tests come as a mandatory requirement for admissions to most universities abroad. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a standardised language proficiency test taken by international students to study abroad.

Among the array of language proficiency tests available, PTE is one of the most preferred choices for students. However, not all universities and countries accept PTE scores.

Thus, students need to make an informed choice when picking up language proficiency tests.

Read this blog, to know about PTE- accepted countries and PTE scores in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.

What is PTE exam?

The PTE Academic exam is a computer-based English language test accepted by educational institutions around the world. The full form of PTE is the Pearson Test of English. Known as an English language test for candidates looking to apply to universities or countries abroad that use English as their primary source of communication.
Pearson Tests of English (PTE) Academic is an English language test for international study and immigration. The PTE exam has two categories:

  • PTE Academic
  • PTE Home 

Why take the PTE Exam?

Among the many language proficiency tests like PTE, IELTS, and TOEFL, the Pearson Test of English, is the most popular choice for students because 

What are some of the PTE exam accepted countries?

There are currently 74 PTE-accepting nations globally, including all well-liked locations for study abroad. The number of universities that accept PTE varies, nevertheless. Several well-known nations that accept PTE include: 

PTE Exam Accepted Countries:

China South Korea Austria
South Africa Malaysia Belgium
Nigeria Philippines Bulgaria
Hong Kong Singapore Estonia
Indonesia Taiwan Finland
Japan Vietnam France
Spain Sri Lanka Egypt
Thailand Saudi Arabia Germany
Ireland Turkey Greece
Norway UAE Jordan
Sweden Bangladesh Oman
Israel Nepal Iraq

Important Resources to Read About PTE: 

PTE - Accepting universities in the USA

The United States of America is a popular study destination, and therefore students often seek to keep a close eye on the universities that accept PTE scores. We present to you a list of 10 such US universities that accept PTE scores.

For the full list of US universities, keep reading. 

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Babson College
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • George Mason University
  • Pace University
  • SUNY, Binghamton
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California 
Abraham Lincoln University Doctoral/PhD, Post Graduate/Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, Non-Award
Academy of Art University Undergraduate
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Doctoral/PhD, Post Graduate/Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, Non-Award
Boston College Post Graduate/Graduate
California College of the Arts Post Graduate/Graduate
College of Mount Saint Vincent Doctoral/PhD, Post Graduate/Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates degree, Diploma certificate, non-award
Columbus State University Doctoral/PhD, Post Graduate/Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates degree, Diploma certificate, non-award
Eastern Connecticut State University Doctoral/PhD, Post Graduate/Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates degree, Diploma certificate, non-award
Eastern Michigan University Doctoral/PhD, Post Graduate/Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates degree, Diploma certificate, non-award
Florida International University Post Graduate/Graduate

*Do you want to Study in USA? Talk to aecc Nepal Study Abroad consultant.

Minimum and Maximum Scores Accepted

Tabulated below is the list of minimum and maximum PTE scores as per universities:  

Name of the university accepting PTE Minimum and maximum PTE score
Harvard University A minimum score of 75 or higher
Columbia University A minimum score of 68 or higher
George Mason University A minimum score of 59 for undergraduate courses and a minimum score of 67 for graduate courses
University of Southern California A minimum score of 61 for Master's and a minimum score of 68 for PhD

PTE - Accepting universities in the UK

The UK is the right choice for students who undertook PTE as their language proficiency test. As many as 98% of UK universities accept PTE scores. However, different universities have different score requirements for PTE. Hence, students should check the university's admission details to get the requirements right. 

Minimum PTE score required for UK student visa applications 

Level Score
Tier 4 General Student Visa –

Below degree level i.e. pre-sessional courses
43
Tier 4 General Student Visa –

Degree level and above
59

The following are some of the UK universities that accept PTE Academic:

  • London Business School
  • University of Oxford
  • Aston University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bath
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Glasgow

*Do you want to Study in UK? Talk to aecc Nepal Study Abroad consultant. 

PTE - Accepting universities in Canada

One of the most frequently asked questions we see: "Is PTE accepted in Canada?"

Students applying to Canadian universities should definitely keep in mind that TOEFL is the preferred choice for Canadian visas and universities. However, if you already have a PTE score and want to apply to Canadian colleges, check out this list of universities that consider PTE scores. 

The following are some of the Canadian colleges and universities that accept PTE exam:

  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Waterloo
  • Dalhousie University
  • York University
  • University of Saskatchewan
ABC Access Business College Doctoral/PhD, postgraduate/graduate, undergraduate
Associates degree, diploma, certificate, non-award
Acsenda School of Management Undergraduate
Brock University Post graduate/graduate
Canadian College of Health, Science and Technology Doctoral/PhD, postgraduate/graduate, undergraduate
Associates degree, diploma, certificate, non-award
City University of Seattle Canada Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate

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PTE - Accepting universities in Australia

If you have been aiming to apply to an Australian university, then PTE is the right SELT-type for you. Almost 400 colleges and universities in Australia accept PTE scores. Each college and university has a different minimum PTE score that applicants must secure. 

AAAR Institute of Business & Technology Doctoral/PhD

Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Non-Award
Australian Institute of Entrepreneurship Doctoral/PhD

Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Non-Award
Bella College Australia Doctoral/PhD

Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Non-Award
Browns English Language School Doctoral/PhD

Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Non-Award
Deakin University Doctoral/PhD

Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Non-Award

*Do you want to Study in Australia? Talk to aecc Nepal Study Abroad consultant. 

PTE - Accepting universities in Germany

Only 40 universities in Germany accept PTE scores. This limits the options for Nepalese students applying to universities in Germany with a PTE score. Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management are the top German universities that accept PTE scores. Thus, if you are thinking of applying to a university in Germany, it is better to explore one of the other language tests. 

*Do you want to Study in Germany? Talk to aecc Nepal Study Abroad consultant. 

PTE - Accepting universities in New Zealand

For all applications for student and immigrant visas, New Zealand immigration recognises the PTE as proof of English language proficiency. All New Zealand universities, technology institutes, polytechnics, private training facilities, and an increasing number of professional associations accept PTE. 

*Do you want to Study in New Zealand? Talk to aecc Nepal Study Abroad consultant. 

PTE Accepting Universities in Other Countries

The Pearson Test of English is the fastest language proficiency test and is widely accepted all over the world. The UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India being the top countries accepting PTE scores, you can also check 'who accepts PTE' to check the entire list of countries that accept PTE scores.


Now that you have the list of universities that accept PTE scores, it is important that you come prepared for these tests. To achieve the best test results, use the AECC Test Preparation Program. 

FAQ's:

Which are the countries that accept PTE?

PTE is accepted in major study hubs around the world, like the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany.


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