Understanding PTE

Introduction

PTE Academic is accepted for student visa, working holiday visa and migration applications across the world.

 

Immigration 

PTE Academic can prove your ability in the English language and points could be awarded when applying for skilled visas:

Australia & New Zealand:

PTE at least 79 / IELTS at least 8.0: +20 points

PTE at least 65 / IELTS at least 7.0: +10 points

Official site for immigration and citizenship

Australia: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz

 

Working Holiday Visa

A 12-month long visa for young adults who want an extended holiday and to work here to fund it:

Australia:

PTE at least 30

New Zealand:

PTE at least 42

Official site for immigration and citizenship

Australia: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz

 

Study Abroad

Australia & New Zealand:

PTE Academic is accepted by all Australian universities. Here are the ‘Group of Eight’ requirements:

Name Requirement Link
Australian National University

Undergraduate and postgraduate:

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

Official site
The University of Melbourne

Undergraduate:

An overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Postgraduate:

Different requirement from different faculties. Refer to the official site for more information.

Official site
The University of Sydney

Undergraduate and postgraduate:

An overall score of 61 with a minimum score of 54 in each of the communicative skills.

Official site
The University of New South Wales

Undergraduate and postgraduate:

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 54 in each of the communicative skills.

Official site
The University of Queensland

Undergraduate and postgraduate:

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 60 in each of the communicative skills.

Official site
Monash University

Undergraduate and postgraduate:

An overall score of 58 with a minimum score of 50 in each of the communicative skills.

Official site
The University of Western Australia

Undergraduate:

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections.

Postgraduate:

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Official site
The University of Adelaide

Undergraduate and postgraduate:

An overall score of 58 with a minimum score of 50 in each of the communicative skills.

Official site

 

Do you find English exams such as IELTS,OET or TOEFL difficult?

PTE Academic is an easier, faster and more flexible exam for you!

What is PTE Academic?

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a new artificial intelligence based international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers, develped by Pearson, one of the biggest educational publishing companies. It is accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programmes around the world, and is also approved for all Australian and New Zealand student visa, working holiday visa and migration applications, thus making it a popular alternative to IELTS, OET and TOEFL. 

The introduction of AI scoring ensures fast, accurate and unbiased scoring since it is not simply a single human assessing your English language skills, but a very clever algorithm that mimics how human markers would score, based on thousands of previous responses.

 

Why PTE Academic?

Accepted worldwide for study & migration applications

PTE Academic is widely approved for Australian and New Zealand visa and applications, and is accepted by over 3,000 universities in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada and Ireland, in which all Australian universities and 98% of the British universities accept PTE Academic for study applications.

Fast results

Test taker results are typically delivered in just 5 business days, making PTE Academic the best choice for students who need their results fast to meet application deadlines.

Flexible testing

PTE Academic offers global testing every single day in more than 250 test centers in over 50 countries, often with 3 time slots for test takers to choose from: 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00.

Relatively less challenging than IELTS

When compared to IELTS, the reading and writing part in the PTE exam are known to be relatively easier. Students who struggle with writing are advised to try and take PTE.

Detailed marking

Unlike IELTS score cards, PTE score cards do not just give you a score on the 4 main communicative skills, but also scores on enabling skills such as grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written disclosure.

Send your score unlimited times for free

PTE Academic proudly gives all test takers the freedom to send your scores to as many organizations as you like, without an additional fee. This freedom gives you even greater opportunity to achieve your dreams.

 

PTE vs IELTS and TOEFL

A picture of the difference between PTE, IELTS and TOEFL in exam

PTE vs IELTS and TOEFL: Scores

A chart of PTE Academic and IELTS

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