List of PTE Accepted Countries (Newly Updated)

Posted on 28/03/2024 by Moni PTE Magic

PTE academic is acceptable in specific English-speaking countries like the UK and USA. It is estimated that there are 79 PTE-accepted countries worldwide.

As a newbie competing in IELTS and TOEFL in English tests, PTE has gradually been approved by reputable institutions like Oxford University and Harvard Business School, showing its importance in countries that accept PTE exams.

In addition to education, PTE is a trustworthy selection for those looking for international chances.

In this post, PTE Magic will show you the complete list of countries that accept PTE.

Let’s take a look.


Top 10 Most Notable PTE Accepted Countries

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You can use your PTE Academic scores to enter colleges or universities in the country of kangaroos. Even the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for visa applications in Australia also accept these PTE points.



It quickly caught the trend that PTE Academic is popular among the English exams. The top Canadian universities and colleges like McGill University, British Columbia University, and Toronto recognize the PTE scores. If you pass the test, you can even immigrate to Canada, accepted by IRCC—Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.


United States

The United States Department of State accepts the PTE Academic scores to apply for visa applications. To study abroad, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Harvard University, Stanford University, and many top universities as well as colleges in the US also recognize these scores.

United Kingdom

99 percent of universities and colleges in the UK accept the PTE Academic, including Imperial College London, the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge. Like the countries above, the UK government approves the PTE exam scores for visa applications. 


New Zealand

Joining the countries accepting the PTE Academic tests, New Zealand provides visas and widely opens the university doors for students and immigrants through the PTE exam. If you want to enter well-known universities in this country, such as the University of Canterbury, the University of Auckland, or Victoria University of Wellington, let’s start to review right now.


Those who reach 55-62 scores in the PTE exam can take part in studying at Singaporean universities, including the Singapore Management University, the National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. Even this country’s government will also consider the test scores to grant a visa.  


PTE scores are acceptable as an English Eligibility Criteria to study Irish universities and colleges, typically University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin. These tests are mandatory to get a visa granted by INIS (the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service).


Unlike the PTE-accepting countries listed above, Germany requires extra language proficiency tests from PTE Academic. However, you can still join in studying at the University of Freiburg, the University of Munich, or the University of Heidelberg through your PTE scores.


Similarly, in France, not all universities and colleges recognize PTE Academic, like Paris University or Bordeaux University. The different universities will require different PTE scores. You must even add language proficiency tests according to the requirements of some universities.


You can entirely study at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology or Zurich University—the top universities and colleges in Switzerland if you pass the required PTE scores. It is noticeable that you may have to do additional language tests in addition to the PTE exam because the requirements of universities are different.

Other Countries That Accept PTE

Apart from the countries listed above, here are other countries that also accept PTE:

Asia Pacific

  • Bahrain
  • China
  • Cyprus (North)
  • Cyprus (South)
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan Province
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam


  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine

South America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Mexico


  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Nigeria
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Uganda


All countries that we list above accept the PTE scores for visa applications and immigration; however, you need to learn about the scores and extra requirements (if they have any) because every country has different preconditions for PTE exam points. Some PTE-accepted countries even require additional language proficiency tests. Pay attention to that!

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