- you are applying to study at a university in the US
- you are applying to be a teaching assistant as part of your (post) graduate programme at a US university
- you are applying for a license to work as a doctor or nurse in the US
- you are applying for university entrance or professional licensure in New Zealand
However, many US institutions do not require you to sit the TOEFL test if
- you hold a degree or diploma from a postsecondary institution in an English-speaking country
- you have successfully completed at least a two-year course of study in which English was the language of instruction
Please check admissions criteria of the institution(s) you intend applying for in order to determine whether you need to take the test.
Test Internet Based (iBT): Since its introduction in late 2005, the Internet-based test (iBT) has progressively replaced both the computer-based (CBT) and paper-based (PBT) tests. The iBT has been introduced in phases, with the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy in 2005 and the rest of the world in 2006, with test centers added regularly Computer-based Test (CBT): In most countries the TOEFL is a computer-based test (CBT), this means you have to follow instructions on a screen and answer questions interactively.