Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Achieve your dream of working, migrating or studying abroad.

  • English exams for study, work and migration
  • Ideal for going to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted for visa applications the Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and UK governments
  • Trusted by over 3,500 universities and colleges globally
  • Results typically within 2 days

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"As an introvert, I feel less nervous about taking the speaking test on a computer, so PTE Academic accurately reflects my speaking ability in English. It is also less time-consuming as compared to other tests." 
Van, Singapore migrating to Australia 

PTE Academic recognized for Student Direct Stream (SDS) route into Canada

PTE Academic is now accepted by the IRCC (Canadian Government) for their SDS study visa application process.

And if you’ve taken a PTE Academic test in the past two years, you can use your score as part of your application.

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Pearson English International Certificate (PEIC)

Achieve the next step in your English language journey and unlock study and work opportunities in your country.

  • Demonstrate English proficiency for employment progression
  • English ‘lifetime’ certificate to add to your CV
  • Fast, flexible, user-friendly and inexpensive test
  • Take the test online and anytime from home
  • Results typically within 2 days

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“I’ve just finished the online examination. In my opinion it was very simple, practical and comfortable. I really liked it. The woman that spoke to me was very kind and guided me. Thank you!”
Elena Carnevale Lescano, Argentina

Versant by Pearson English Certificate (VEC)

The new and convenient way to certify your English skills for your career and stand out from the crowd. Test your English proficiency today and turn confidence into certainty.

  • Fast: Get your score in 15 minutes and your certificate and digital badge in 48 hours
  • Convenient: Take the test online, anytime – no appointment needed
  • Accurate: We use state-of-the-art AI technology to measure your real English abilities
  • Affordable: A fraction of the cost of other English proficiency tests

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We offer a free interactive demo, scored English practice test and an official test guide to help you prepare. 

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