PTE Academic Expands Presence in Europe

PTE Academic Expands Presence in Europe

A number of new institutions across Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK have started accepting PTE Academic, Pearson, the maker of the test, announced.

For the first time, international students will be able to take this English language proficiency test to gain acceptance at the following institutions:

  • Coburg University of Applied Sciences & Arts (Germany)
  • Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangan-Nuremberg ( FAU) (Germany)
  • SRH Fernhochschule (Germany)
  • Technische Hochschule Deggendorf (Germany)
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
  • Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • London Business School – Early Careers (UK)

Freya Thomas Monk, Pearson SVP of English Assessment said:

Ever increasing numbers of test takers, universities and colleges across Europe are choosing PTE Academic. The reasons for this are many. For instance, it is liked by students for speed of results, with 1.2 days the average score turn-around time for the first six months of this year. Colleges meanwhile benefit from our industry leading security measures and can trust that the person taking test is who they say they are, as well as relying on our highly accurate measures of a student’s English language skills.

Accepted all over the world

PTE Academic is recognized by thousands of programs in the US, 100% of Australian, New Zealand and Irish universities, more than 98% of UK universities, and 90% of Canadian universities. It is also one of the language qualifications accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

Check out: PTE Academic Opens 12 New Test Centers in 2018

PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking, and writing, all via computer, in a single three-hour test session. During the test, you will find 20 different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information. Scores range from 10 to 90 and are valid for two years.

PTE Academic is administered by British education company Pearson, the world’s biggest education provider. The company currently undergoes a major restructuring to focus on boosting its digital content.

See the full list of the institutions which recognize PTE Academic.

Source: PTE

Valentin Vassilev

About Valentin Vassilev

Valentin Vassilev has a Master’s degree in International Media Studies from Deutsche Welle Akademie and the University of Bonn as well as a Bachelor's degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Veliko Tarnovo. He has a background in business journalism, having written about European political, economic and business issues. Valentin is currently a content writer and editor at business education services provider Advent Group.

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