UK Universities Accepting TOEFL Scores 2024


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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 03:22 IST

Targeting universities in the UK? This guide is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about using TOEFL scores for admission. Whether you're dreaming of the historic halls of Oxford or the bustling streets of London, a UK education awaits.

TOEFL accepting universities in UK

TOEFL accepting universities in UK: As per the official ETS website the TOEFL iBT test is accepted for admission by 100% of all UK universities, including the prestigious Russell Group universities. In this article, we are going to be discussing the TOEFL score requirement for UK universities.

Conducted by ETS, the full form of TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL English language test is one most widely accepted English proficiency tests for candidates looking to study abroad. The TOEFL exam has been designed to test the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills of the test-takers in a two-hour test format. In this article, we are going to be talking about the TOEFL accepting universities in UK. 

To make the TOEFL exam accessible to a large crowd, ETS – the conducting body of the TOEFL exam has launched the 'TOEFL at Home' version of the test and the TOEFL Test on Paper along with the already-in-use TOEFL iBT test. Candidates can also opt for the TOEFL Essentials Test - which is a shorter version of the original TOEFL iBT test but equally effective.

For the TOEFL Home Version and TOEFL Essentials Test candidates can opt to appear for their TOEFL test from the safety of their home provided they have the mandatory system requirements and a test conducive environment for the entire duration of the TOEFL test. The fee for the TOEFL exam is INR 16,900 for all formats of the test.

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List of UK Universities Accepting TOEFL Scores

As mentioned above, 100% of all UK universities, including the prestigious Russell Group universities are accepting TOEFL iBT scores for admission. In this section, we will be discussing the popular universities accepting TOEFL scores as part of their admission process. 

UK Universities Accepting TOEFL Scores

University of East London University of Oxford Coventry University
University of Greenwich Teesside University University of Cambridge
University of Manchester University of Hertfordshire King's College London
University of Birmingham Birmingham City University The University of Edinburgh
University of West London University of Chester University College London (UCL)
University of Warwick University of Leeds University of Bedfordshire
BPP University Imperial College London Brunel University London
University of Glasgow London Metropolitan University University of Portsmouth
University of the West of Scotland University of Bristol University of Roehampton
Leeds Beckett University De Montfort University London Business School

TOEFL Cut-Off for Top Universities in UK

In this section, we are going to be covering TOEFL Cut off for top UK universities abroad. Candidates should note that a TOEFL Cut off score of 100 and above should work for Tier I universities where there is a massive amount of talent applying to the university. Similarly, a lot of courses in Tier I and Tier II universities may have an average TOEFL Cut off score of 86 and above.

However, candidates should only treat this as a benchmark and are required to aim higher if they want their application to count towards the admission process. Candidates can make use of our UK Universities TOEFL Cut off tool to know about the TOEFL score requirements for universities and courses across UK.   Read: A Guide to Studying in the UK with the TOEFL iBT Test

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Top Reasons to Study in UK

Studying abroad is a life-changing decision for every student. Students need compelling reasons to finalize a study destination and academic institution out of a number of choices. Below are a few reasons why you can think of choosing the UK as your study destination:

Academic Quality: According to the QS World University Rankings 2023, 4 Universities in the UK come under the top 10 rank. These include the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and University College London. According to the Times World University Rankings 2023 University of Oxford is in 1st position. The rankings of these Universities are a testament to their high quality of academics and research.

Research Quality: The latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed the research work of 157 UK universities. The overall quality of research submissions was noted as world-leading (41%), internationally excellent (43%), internationally recognized (14%), and nationally recognized (2%). UK universities have produced excellent research and students, who are willing to pursue research, can definitely think of the UK as an option.

Student-friendly Destination: In the academic year 2020-21, nearly 605,000 international students, both EU and non-EU, were studying in UK higher education institutions. Nearly 16% (approximately 55,000) of all new enrollments come from India. An increasing number of international students in the UK show its increasing popularity as a study abroad destination.

Scholarships: Students have access to excellent scholarships in UK Universities. Some of these include International Scholarships Award, Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship, Chevening Scholarships, GREAT Scholarships, and Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships, just to name a few.

Leisure and Travel: The UK is an interesting place when it comes to exploring historical places, music concerts, cuisines, and various other cultural festivals. Universities in the UK have a long history associated with them, and studying at those Universities gives you an opportunity to be a part of that heritage.

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U.K. Study Abroad Checklist

Looking to study in the UK? Check out a step-by-step procedure on how to go about getting admission to the top universities in the UK

  • Find a university and course that best fits your study and career goals
  • Review the requirements to obtain a Student route visa
  • Review English-language requirements for your program of choice
  • Take the TOEFL iBT test (in person or from home!)
  • Send your university application
  • Apply for a Student route visa (make sure you have a current passport!)
  • Book travel
  • Pack your bags
  • Enjoy every second of your study abroad (and post-graduate work) experience!

Candidates can get in touch with us in the comments below. And for assistance with university admissions get in touch with our Shiksha Study Abroad Counsellors, here.

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