Roshan Sunthar

Updated on 15-05-2023


PTE Accepted Countries And Universities

PTE Accepted Countries And Universities

English-speaking countries like the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, etc., accept PTE exam scores for study, work and immigration. Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a comparatively new entrant to the English language testing exam that attained the popularity of TOEFL and IELTS. As of 2023, there are 73 PTE accepted countries globally, including the United States, Canada, Australia, etc.

After worldwide recognition, PTE has added a new addition called PTE Essential. Interestingly, the Canadian government (IRCC) has recognised the PTE Essential test for all economic visa categories. International candidates who wish to work, migrate or seek permanent residency (PR) in Canada can take the PTE Essential test, effective from 2023.

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What is PTE?

PTE is an international standardised exam used to evaluate English language proficiency. It’s a computer-based test with a 2-hour duration. PTE Academic scores are accepted by academic institutions and organisations worldwide, including prestigious universities & schools like Harvard Business School in the United States, INSEAD in France, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and The University of Canberra in Australia.

Even though PTE is relatively new, it’s accepted by governments, corporations, professional associations, etc., for providing citizenships and memberships. The notable government agencies are the Canadian High Commission and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

When it comes to the PTE Exam Fee, it is ₹15900 INR in India. Similarly, the PTE cost for the US is $235 USD, for Australia is $410 AUD and for the UK is £190 GBP. If you schedule your PTE test less than 48 hours before the exam, you need to pay more than the standard rates.

What are some of the main PTE Accepted Countries?


Out of 73 PTE-accepting nations globally, the main PTE exam accepted countries are:

  • United States of America (USA)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Ireland

List of All PTE Accepted Countries

As per the PTE official website, 73 countries accept PTE Academic scores for both study abroad and migration. The full list of PTE accepted countries in the world are as follows:

Austria South Korea China
Belgium Malaysia South Africa
Bulgaria Philippines Nigeria
Estonia Singapore Hong Kong
Finland Taiwan Indonesia
France Vietnam Japan
Egypt Sri Lanka Spain
Germany Saudi Arabia Thailand
Greece Turkey Ireland
Jordan UAE Norway
Oman Bangladesh Sweden
Iraq Nepal Israel
Australia New Zealand Albania
Czech Republic Croatia Denmark
Ukraine Switzerland Russia
Netherlands Poland Malta
Argentina Brasil Mexico
India Lithuania Latvia

Universities in the United States that Accept PTE Scores

To study in Amercian universities, you must take the PTE test. There are over 1200+ universities in the United States that accept PTE scores, including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UPenn (Wharton) and Columbia. International students who intend to pursue doctoral, PhD or any academic programs in American universities need to meet the minimum PTE score. The minimum PTE score requirement is 59 or higher.

Below are some of the prominent universities in the USA that accept PTE Academic results:

  • Harvard University
  • Babson University
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • George Mason University
  • Pace University
  • SUNY, Binghamton
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California   
  • Alabama State University
  • California Northstate University

Universities in the United Kingdom that Accept PTE Scores

PTE is recognised by the UK Home Office and accepted by 99% of UK universities. Currently, 450+ universities in the United Kingdom accept PTE scores, which include prestigious universities like Warwick, Bath, East Anglia, and the London Business School. The overall PTE score required is 64 (section-wise is 59).

The following UK universities take PTE results for undergraduate and master’s programs:

  • University of Oxford
  • London Business School
  • Aston University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bath
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Glasgow
  • SI-UK London
  • UK International College

Universities in Canada that Accept PTE Scores

If you're intended to pursue a course in Canada, take the PTE test. PTE Academic is the leading English proficiency test provider in Canada. Whether a certificate course or a 2-year PG diploma, the required PTE Academic score is overall 65 with minimums of 60 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The most noticeable Canadian universities and colleges that accept PTE Academic are:

  • McGill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • York University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Waterloo
  • International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)
  • Concordia University

Universities in Australia that Accept PTE Scores

For an undergraduate or gradudate degree in Australia, you need to take the PTE Academic test. PTE Academic is accepted by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Australia for all Australian universities as well as for professional associations. Out of 400 universities that accept PTE scores, a minimum PTE Academic score of 42 is required for university admission.

Some of the important universities in Australia that accept PTE scores are:

  • Monash University
  • Australian National University
  • University of Queensland
  • Abbott School of Business
  • Cambridge International College
  • International College of Melbourne
  • NSW International English College

Universities in Germany that Accept PTE Scores

To study in Germany, take the PTE test. There are only 49 universities in Germany that accept PTE scores. International students aiming to study postgraduate or associate degrees in well-known institutions such as Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences or the Hertie School of Governance must note that the minimum PTE score is between 55 and 75. Ironically, many German universities, colleges and other TUs are yet to recognise PTE. They reject the PTE as a valid test to measure language competency. In that case, students may consider other standardised exams like TOEFL and IELTS.

Following are some of the German universities accepting PTE Academic scores:

  • Coburg University of Applied Sciences & Arts
  • Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)
  • SRH Fernhochschule
  • Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
  • Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Universities in New Zealand that Accept PTE Scores

To join in a New Zealand (NZ) university or college, take the PTE Academic test. PTE is accepted by Immigration New Zealand and their universities, polytechnics, training establishments, and institutes of technology. All universities accept PTE for study visas. The minimum PTE score requirement is 58 or more. Hence, from non-award programs to UG degrees, students can pursue any course by satisfying the minimum PTE score requirements.

The prominent universities in New Zealand that accept PTE scores are:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University New Zealand
  • Massey University
  • N.P. Polytechnic
  • Technology University of Waikato
  • Wellington Institute of Technology

Universities in France that Accept PTE Scores

Take the PTE test and start studying in your dream university in France. There are about 18 universities in France that accept PTE scores. The minimum PTE score requirement is 50+, not less than 45 in each module. Some of the important institutions are:

  • De Vinci Higher Education
  • EMLYON Business School
  • ENPC School of International Management
  • University of Bordeaux

Universities in Ireland that Accept PTE Scores

To study in top universities in Ireland, take the PTE test. Non-native English speakers who want to study in Ireland must prove their English proficiency. Since PTE is accepted for study applications around the world, candidates can take the PTE Academic and submit proof of English skills. The PTE score range is 63 out of 90 with a minimum of 59 in each category. Some widely-known universities in Ireland that accept PTE scores are:

  • Dublin Business School
  • Maynooth University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Limerick

Universities in Other Countries that Accept PTE Scores

To receive the higher education of global standards in other countries, take the PTE Academic exam. There are nearly 70+ PTE allowed countries across the globe. Universities in other countries that accept PTE scores are Indian School of Business (ISB) in India, Aalto University in Finland, Abu Dhabi School of Management in UAE, and so on. In addition to that, top colleges in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the South East accept PTE test results for English proficiency.


By now, you would know that PTE is accepted by 73 countries and 3000+ institutions worldwide. These PTE accepted countries use PTE scores for work and migration purposes as well. Interestingly, non-native English speakers mostly prefer PTE because the PTE Academic tests ‘international’ English and not just British or American. It ensures accurate, fast, and objective scores. For more information, refer to FAQs.


1. In which country PTE is accepted?

The USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, France, Netherlands, UAE, and India accept the PTE test scores. 

2. How many countries accept PTE?

As per PTE's official website, PTE is accepted in 73 countries and 3000+ universities worldwide. Some prominent universities include Oxford University, Harvard Business School, Yale University, and the University of British Columbia. Moreover, the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments accept PTE Academic scores for all visa categories.

3. Is Canada accepting PTE?

Yes. Canada accepts PTE. In fact, IRCC recognises PTE Academic as one of the mandatory SELT (Secure English Language Tests) for Non-Study Direct Stream (Non-SDS) applicants.

4. Is PTE accepted in the USA or not?

Yes. The PTE is accepted in the USA. Thousands of American academic institutions take PTE scores as proof of English proficiency. The most important universities are Yale University, NYU, Columbia University, Harvard, etc.

5. Is 40 a good PTE score?

No. Candidates scoring between 65 and 75 out of 90 are considered good scores in PTE.

6. What is the eligibility to take PTE exams?

The eligibility to take PTE exams are:

  • Test-takers must be at least 16 - 18 years old (candidates under 18 years of age must have a parental consent document). However, PTE hasn’t mentioned any specific upper-age limit.
  • PTE aspirants can take the test as many times as they want. But they follow a 5-day window to conduct the test.
  • There is no minimum educational qualification requirement.
  • Students must possess a valid passport, national photo ID proof like a voter’s ID, driving licence, PAN card, a government-issued identification card (Aadhar), etc.

7. Is PTE easier than IELTS?

Yes. PTE is a lot easier than IELTS. Even though both tests measure speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in the English language, PTE has only three parts of the test, whereas IELTS has four modules.

8. What are the PTE accepted countries for PR?

PTE accepted countries for permanent residence (PR) include Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Singapore, USA, UK, and many more.

9. What are the PTE accepted countries for student visas?

Below are some of the PTE accepted countries for student visas:

  • United States of America (USA)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Ireland

10. What are the PTE accepted countries for immigration?

More than 70 countries accept PTE scores for immigration. Some of these countries are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and the USA.


About Author Roshan Sunthar

Roshan Sunthar is a study abroad expert as well as a renowned writer and author in international education. His academic excellence and 5+ years of work experience give him in-depth knowledge of international standardised exams and test preparation in IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, PTE, SAT, etc. The study materials he prepares incorporate exam-like questions. He’s also an expert in writing Statement of Purposes (SOPs) and Letter of Recommendations (LORs) for college admissions. He usually spends his leisure time watching English classics and documentaries, travelling, etc.

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