If you’re planning to work, study or start a new life in the UK, you will need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider to prove your English ability and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is the English test that will get you there. PTE Academic offers a four-skills English language test accepted for UK work and study visas and is approved as a SELT for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) purposes.
UK universities offer a high quality education with many appearing in top global rankings. Over 90% of UK international alumni surveyed reported being “satisfied or very satisfied” with all aspects of their lives according to a survey by Universities UK International (UUK International). More than four in five graduates (83%) are satisfied with their careers since graduating. What’s more, students will benefit from up to three years of work experience in the UK upon graduation through the new Graduate Route.
With a straightforward visa process and shorter undergraduate and postgraduate programmes than many other countries, the UK offers opportunities that are affordable and can satisfy your wanderlust to explore London and many other European cities.
Ready to get started? PTE Academic will help you get your English score — fast. With preparation resources to get you ready, bookings accepted 24 hours in advance and test results typically available in 48 hours, PTE Academic will help you get your application in quicker.
Where can PTE Academic take you?
As well as being approved for UKVI applications, PTE Academic is accepted by 99% of UK universities including University of Oxford, UCL, University of Warwick, University of Glasgow, King’s College London, University of Manchester, and London School of Economics.
PTE Academic is also accepted by the Australian and New Zealand governments for study and migration visas. It is recognised by 90% of Canadian universities and over 1,000 American higher education institutions too. Plus, it is accepted for scholarship applications such as Chevening, Fulbright, Australia Awards, New Zealand Government Scholarships, and LPDP Indonesia.
“For those who have decided their future is in the UK and who need a Secure English Language Test to help them get there, PTE is on hand to help,” said Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President of English Assessment at Pearson.
Fair results, fast
Imagine booking and taking a test today, the results of which can be available as soon as tomorrow. With PTE Academic, there is no need to imagine. “During the day of my exam, the administrators were very professional and strict with the rules. I received my test results after 24 hours. PTE Academic exam is indeed ‘the fast and fair English test’,” shares test taker Raymond Angelo. Offered in more than 350 test centres in over 70 countries, the test is completed in a single session, offering flexibility and convenience.
PTE Academic is a completely computer-based test that is scored using artificial intelligence which means you are assessed purely on what you say. The sophisticated algorithm mimics how human markers would score based on many, many responses, assigning a human-like rating without any judgment of you. It evaluates your English solely on its own merits.
There is another perk. “As an introvert, I feel less nervous taking the speaking test on a computer, so PTE Academic accurately reflects my speaking ability in English,” former test taker Van shares. “It is also less time-consuming as compared to other tests.”
Prepare YOUR way
Like any test, it is important to prepare before you sit for the PTE Academic so you understand the test format, item types and what to expect on test day. There are plenty of preparation resources available to help get you ready but what is important is selecting the resources that suit you and will maximise the results of your study.
With a variety of free and paid materials, individual resources through to preparation packages and a range of print and digital options, there is something for everyone whether you’re new to PTE Academic or are simply after a skills check and a quick refresher before your test. Have a browse and find the ones that are right for you here. Want to check your English skills? Take the free five minute quiz here.
Ready to get started? Visit the website to find the right PTE Academic test for your application!