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English tests for study, work, and visas

Accepted by the Australian, New Zealand, and UK governments | Trusted by over 3,000 universities and colleges | Results typically in 48 hours

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English tests for study, work, and visas

Accepted by the Australian, New Zealand, and UK governments | Trusted by over 3,000 universities and colleges | Results typically in 48 hours

Check test availability

English tests, without the stress

PTE makes your work, study or visa application simpler with a convenient English language test, accepted by governments and universities worldwide.

Fast results

Most test takers get their results within 48 hours. Plus, you can choose from frequent test dates and book last-minute.

Less stress

Choose a better test experience with our three-hour computer-based exam, friendly test environment, and straightforward booking.

Complete preparation

Build confidence for test day with our mix of preparation packages, scored practice tests, and free resources.

A guide to our tests

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PTE Academic

Accepted around the world by governments, universities and professional bodies, PTE Academic tests speaking, writing, reading, and listening in a single, three-hour test.

UK Government tests

Applying to work, live or study in the UK? PTE Home and PTE Academic UKVI are on the UK Government list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELTs).


Hear from Dr Pamela Humphreys at Macquarie University on how English – and PTE – helps their international student community.

Trusted by more than 3,000 institutions

We developed PTE more than 10 years ago to be the most secure, reliable, and accurate test of English.

Today, more than 3,000 colleges, institutions and professional bodies trust PTE to verify their students' English skills.

And of course, the Australian, New Zealand, and UK governments accept PTE as proof of English for all visa tiers.


"Compared with IELTS, PTE felt like a breath of fresh air..."

Wondering whether to take PTE or IELTS?

Our test takers report that compared with IELTS, PTE feels simpler to prepare for; that the test day is less stressful; and that it feels like a more accurate measure of language ability – without an examiner's bias or impossible writing tasks.


Helping test takers realize their ambitions

We are here to help test takers apply for their work, study, or visa applications – and achieve life-changing ambitions.

Meet Samuel Ihura: Samuel first took a PTE test to help him emigrate from Kenya to Australia, and then again to change from his profession as a banker to a new career in nursing.

Don't just take our word for it...

This is what our test takers have to say about PTE

Xueyi Yang, China

"It's a very good test and the skills tested are practical to what a student would need to study and work in an English speaking country."

Mayur Narang, India

"Well I'm just speechless after having a look at my scores which I'd received in less than 48 hours ... As I was a bit late to apply for my masters, such an early score saved me!"

Richard Rodwell, New Zealand

"Amazing. You guys are the best. Brilliant to have a computer based test and allow the test takers to perform to the maximum potential."

Harish Kavanadala Puttanna, Australia

"PTE Academic is one of the best to test your English skills. Exam went well and the whole process of test booking till the results was fantastic."


Why choose a computer-based test?

For faster results and objective scores

  • We score your test rapidly – most test takers receive their results within 48 hours

  • You don't have to speak to an examiner or write your answers by hand

  • You can be confident that your English skills will be judged fairly, using our expertly developed automated scoring system – there is not just one person responsible for your score

Which test is right for you?

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