PTE Academic: English tests without the stress

PTE Academic is a secure, two-hour, computer-based English test for candidates who need to prove their English level for international work, study and visas. The test is available 365 days a year and can be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance. Results are typically made available 2 days after completion.


  • Sessions are available in more than 115 countries, supporting you with the recruitment of international students from current and new markets. Visit the PTE global test center network for more details.


  • PTE Academic uses advanced multi-layer security measures and paperless testing to ensure the integrity of test scores.
  • Accepted by governments and over 3000 institutions as a secure, reliable and accurate test of English. 


  • Fully computer-based: marking is done by cutting-edge artificial intelligent (AI) technology, which ensures all test takers are scored with the highest degree of accuracy.
  • Test results come with a report which breaks down a student’s language ability skill-by-skill – giving you a clearer overview of their English language ability.


  • Reduce the likelihood of dropouts and support your retention rate by identifying prospective students that have the language skills required to be successful.

Join thousands of universities worldwide that already accept PTE Academic as proof of English language proficiency: Learn more here.

Get started with PTE Academic

How to recognise PTE Academic for student admissions:

  1. Complete the online Institution Recognition Form at
  2. The PTE Academic support team will be in touch shortly after with login information and instructions for accessing the Score Report Website (SRW).

Set your English proficiency entry scores:

  • PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English, a granular score scale that ranges from 10 – 90, allowing for a more precise result.
  • Results are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Simply choose the PTE Academic score that corresponds to your current entry score requirements.

How do I receive scores?

  • Institutions can access scores assigned to them via the secure Score Report Website.
  • To ensure you maximise the security of PTE Academic scores, you should never accept paper or PDF copies of the score report.
  • Learn more on the PTE website.