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Superior English

​​Covid-19 and at home language tests

Some testing centres are providing versions of their tests that you can take at home, such as TOEFL iBT – Special Home Edition, OET@Home and IELTS Indicator. We do not currently accept these tests.

See the tests we do accept in the tables below.

​To prove you have Superior English, show us evidence that in the 3 years before we invite you to apply for the visa, you scored one of the following:​

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training)At least 8 for each of the 4 test components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)At least 28 for listening, 29 for reading, 30 for writing and 26 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)At least 79 for each of the 4 test components
Occupational English Test (OET)At least A for each of the 4 test components
Cambridge C1 Advanced test​At least 200 in each of the 4 test components

* ​Any changes to the scores will only be made after careful consideration. Where scores change, a warning notice will be put on this website with information on how it may impact you.