Category Archives: English Tests

Importance of ELICOS

Importance of ELICOS

Australia is recognized as having a very high quality education system. Students come to Australia from across the globe to study English for a variety of reasons. Some need improvement in their English for work or career purposes, some have a personal interest in becoming fluent in English, and some intend to travel. Others may want to continue their education in English, either in Australia or elsewhere, and need to develop the language skills to undertake further studies. The English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs has been developed by the Australian government to allow speakers of English Continue Reading →

Study in the UK without IELTS

Study in the UK without IELTS

An English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL is generally considered a prerequisite for your application to be entertained by your prospective university abroad. Such a test is said to be an indicator of your skills with the language that is going to be your medium of higher studies for the next few years. If you are not comfortable with the language itself, the chances of you following your studies, understandings your lectures, and doing well in your assignments are low. This in turn may make your financial investment in the course not worth your time. The purpose of Continue Reading →

Study in New Zealand without IELTS


Students thinking of applying for further studies in New Zealand, there’s some good news for you. You can now do so without sitting for the IELTS! There are, however, certain conditions you’d have to fulfill to be able to give the IELTS a miss. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has put in place certain exemptions to IELTS by non-university tertiary education providers for international students whose first language is not English. As of now these exemptions are confined to Category 1 institutes that have their own ways of determining the proficiency in English of international students. The results of Continue Reading →

How can I compare the most common English test scores (IELTS, TOEFL and PTE)?

How can I compare the most common English test scores (IELTS, TOEFL and PTE)? Three of the most popular and internationally available tests are – the International English Language Testing Service [IELTS] test, which may be taken in most countries at British Council offices, the American TOEFL test and PTE Academic, which is endorsed by Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), the owners of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®).   Drag below to compare score. (Only for score comparison, not meant for showing minimum requirement) Reference Pearson Pte English Test                           Continue Reading →

IELTS based scholarships for Indian students

The British Council has launched IELTS Scholarship for 2013 with the objective of supporting Indian students intending to study in an English-speaking countries. The scholarship will award Eight IELTS candidates INR 300,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees. Who can apply? To be eligible for the IELTS scholarship, you must: be a resident and citizen of India have taken the IELTS test with the British Council recently have a minimum overall IELTS band score of 6.0 be able to provide an acceptance letter from the attending institution by 15 July 2013 begin an under graduate or post graduate programme outside India in the 2013 Continue Reading →