TOEFL no longer accepted by UK visa authorities

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Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.

Earlier which was accepted will now not be accepted by UK visa authorities.

Putting many UK Visa aspirants in a tumble, English language ability tests TOEFL seems to have been discarded by the UK visa issuing authorities in wake of a controversy, as per a website report.

As per the report, ETS, the agency responsible for conducting the English language ability tests has ended its partnership.

As per the UK Council for International Student Affairs official website the TOEIC and TOEFL, conducted by ETS, has been suspended by the Home Office due to potential concerns regarding fraud. The website also sites that the Home Office has suspended processing student immigration applications in the UK that include Educational Testing Service qualifications, while it investigates.

The students aspiring to get a UK Visa will now have to take a test with one of the five other providers of secure English language tests that are approved by the Home Office.

 

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