Can I study abroad without appearing in IELTS or TOEFL? This is one of the most common question asked by many students who wish to study abroad but are afraid of not clearing the IELTS or TOEFL test. The answer to the question is YES, you can study abroad without IELTS or any other of those tests.
There are plenty of options for studying abroad even by skipping the IELTS or TOEFL test, but they particularly depend on the Country or the University you are applying for. IELTS is usually required by Universities for the admission process, not the Countries, so your admission without IELTS depends upon the University’s criteria for applicants. Most Universities that teach in English, require their applicants to give a proof of their English language proficiency. IELTS or TOEFL is one way to prove this skill. However, there are certain cases when universities let loose in this section.
Below is the list of countries and the criteria which allow you to study abroad without appearing for IELTS or TOEFL test.
Details to study abroad without IELTS or TOEFL:
Canada is one of the most desired countries to study abroad without IELTS or TOEFL. Many universities in Canada offer admissions to students without appearing for IELTS. They give preference specifically to the applicants with English as a primary language. There are many countries which consider English their primary language, so good news for them.
Colleges to apply for:-
- Brock University
- University of Winnipeg
- Concordia University
- University of Regina
- Memorial University
Many of the Australian Universities often ignore the IELTS or TOEFL results of the applicants who have English as their secondary language or have spent some years in a country with standard primary English language. They even avoid test results for the students applying for post graduate degree if they can provide proof that their medium of instruction was English at the time of graduation.
Colleges to apply for:-
- Swinburne University of Technology
- The University of Queensland
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of New South Wales
- The University of Southern Queensland
- Bond University
The USA is also one of the major countries which allow you to study abroad without IELTS or TOEFL. There aren’t many universities in USA that have the power to avoid the IELTS or TOEFL results besides some. Though, they do require you to sit for IELP. IELP is Intensive English Language Program, offered by the relative university, which you will have to take and pass its test. If you fail, you will have to prepare and give the test again.
Colleges to look for:-
- University of Colorado
- California State University
- Drexel University
- State University of New York
- University of Iowa
- University of Arkansas
- University of Dayton
- University of Delaware
- University of New Orleans