At the outset of study abroad journey, one might often get muddled with the question of which standardized English language exam to give. Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a relatively newer entrant to join along the traditionally popular English language tests, TOEFL and IELTS.
Although the test is comparatively new it has amassed popularity and acceptance across the globe. And this is reflected in its approval by top universities and schools such as the Harvard Business School in USA, INSEAD in France and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Apart from universities and colleges, PTE is taking efforts to even onboard governments, corporations and professional associations to accept test scores which eventually lead to citizenships and memberships across the globe. Some of the other PTE accepting organizations are the High Commission of Canada and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Which are some of the PTE accepting countries?
Presently there are 74 PTE accepting countries across the world, including all the popular study abroad destinations. However, the number of universities accepting PTE in each country varies greatly.
Some of the prominent countries which accept the PTE are:
The complete list of PTE accepting countries can be found on their official website. One can also check for the test acceptance at specific universities, professional associations and corporates. But for full admission and application requirements, one must further check out the institution’s guidelines.
PTE Accepted Universities in the USA
Presently there are over 1200 PTE accepting universities in the USA including the likes of Harvard, Stanford Yale, UPenn (yes including Wharton) and Columbia. This impressive list should be motivating, if you are considering giving the PTE as your English proficiency test to study in USA.
In addition, PTE has tied up with numerous nursing boards of the states of USA. So, if you are a nurse interested in seeking a job in the US, giving the PTE would be helpful since it opens up a lot of opportunities upon clearing the test.
Following are some of the participating universities in USA that accept PTE Academic:
PTE Accepted Universities in the UK
Presently there are nearly 450 PTE accepting universities in the UK including some of the prominent universities like Warwick, Bath, East Anglia, and the extremely prestigious London Business School. Although the UK list may not be as impressive as the American one but PTE’s list of affiliated universities and associations will only be growing with time.
Following are some of the participating universities in UK that accept PTE Academic:
PTE Accepted Universities in Canada
Following are some of the participating colleges & universities in Canada that accept PTE Academic:
PTE Accepted Universities in Australia
Presently there are nearly 400 PTE accepting universities in Australia including names like Monash University, Australian National University and the University of Queensland. Although this too may be a small number, the fact that the Chartered Accountancy institute is an affiliated association underscores the credibility of the test in this country as well as New Zealand.
PTE Accepted Universities in Germany
PTE is accepted only in about 40 universities in Germany, the most popular of which is the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. However, some of the more popular TU’s don’t yet recognize PTE.
Hence, if you are interested in pursuing Higher Education in Germany, you may want to explore other tests to showcase your skill level.
PTE Accepting Universities in Other Countries
Similarly, PTE accepting universities list in France and Ireland are just about thirty each while in India, it's recognized by the Indian School of Business. So, if you're an ISB aspirant, this is another option for you to consider.
Finally, we would like to reiterate that when selecting your list of universities, always check their requirements pages in detail as well, to identify the recommended English language tests before choosing the examination you sign-up for.