Countries Accepting PTE for Immigration

Countries Accepting PTE for Immigration

A common query among applicants planning to begin their career abroad is related to the language proficiency exam. When it comes to language proficiency a common question is PTE accepted for immigration? Going forward we would be discussing the questions related to PTE for immigration.

  1. Is PTE accepted for Immigration?

The Pearson test of English is accepted by immigration, refugees and Citizenship of Canada as a language proficiency test for study permit applications for Canada. Further, PTE is also recognized by Australia, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Ireland and UK.

  1. Is PTE accepted in Canada for PR purpose?

For the purpose of PR Canada does not accept PTE exam. However one can always give the alternate language proficiency examinations.

  1. Which Alternate language proficiency exams are accepted in Canada for immigration?

One can give the IELTS general or CELPIP examination for the purpose of PR for Canada.

IELTS general minimum 6 is considered for majority of categories for PR purpose in Canada. CELPIP equivalent to CLB 7 or common language benchmark is required.

CLB to CELPIP conversion:

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 10 10 10 10
9 9 9 9 9
8 8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5 5


  1. What are the minimum PTE scores?

PTE scores are awarded from 10-90 scale. While there is no minimum passing score for the PTE exam one can score between 50-63 for competency and most colleges and universities accept this score. A high score range of 65-75 can fetch you better university and college options.

89-90 9
83-85 8.5
74-84 8
73-77 7.5
64-72 7
58-63 6.5
50-57 6


  1. Which countries accept PTE for Immigration?

PTE is recognized by Canada, Australia, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Ireland and UK. 

  1. Can I give PTE for immigrating to Australia?

Yes, PTE is accepted for Australian Immigration. A general score of 50 and above is appreciated for general skilled migration and other categories.

  1. Does New Zealand accept PTE for Immigration?

Yes, PTE is accepted by New Zealand for the purpose of immigration. However, one must check the government portal for the visa category and the requirement one needs to fulfil.

  1. Is PTE accepted in UK?

PTE is accepted by majority of universities in UK and for the purpose of immigration too.

  1. How long are my PTE scores valid?

The exam scores for PTE are valid for 2 years.

  1. What is the PTE exam pattern?

PTE follows similar exam pattern as to other language proficiency exams. One is required to complete four skills-reading, writing, listening and speaking. The exam is computerized.

  1. Which universities in Australia accept PTE?
  1. Australian National University (ANU)
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of Melbourne
  4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  5. University of Queensland (UQ)
  6. Monash University
  7. University of Western Australia (UWA)
  8. University of Adelaide
  9. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  10. University of Wollongong are top 10 universities accepting PTE results. Majority of Universities and Colleges in Australia accept PTE for admission.
  1. Is PTE accepted for Nursing Courses in Australia?

Yes, Australia Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council accept PTE for nursing courses.

  1. Which universities and colleges in Canada accept PTE?
  • Mcmaster University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Georgian College
  • Centennial University
  • Mount Royal University
  • London School of Business and Finance, Toronto
  • Niagara College are some of the universities and colleges accepting PTE for studying in Canada.
  1. Which universities in UK accept PTE?

  PTE Academic scores are accepted by various top-ranked universities in the UK such as Aston University, Pearson College London, Boston College, Oxford University, London School of Business, and several more.

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