Since April 2014 in the UK, the TOEFL exam is not considered a sufficient reason to confirm the level of English proficiency. That is, to obtain a long-term visa applicants must have a certificate of one of the Secure English Language Testes recognized in the territory of the country. Changes in the migration legislation affected first and foremost the applicants of British educational institutions.
Since the summer of 2014, many universities in Foggy Albion have not issued invitations to students who passed TOEFL. Preference for enrolling in popular and other programs is given to holders of Cambridge certificates, international IELTS. In the new school year, according to British experts, 100% of the country's universities will be excluded from the list of requirements for incoming American test TOEFL.
Students who have applied to British universities but have not yet received a long-term visa should urgently reorient pre-university training. The TOEFL certificate is not accepted by the migration service and the admission commissions of English educational institutions. Accordingly, anyone who wants to study in Britain will have to pass another language exam. The standard choice of applicants is IELTS.
The reason for the TOEFL exception from Secure English Language Testes is the format of the exam. It differs significantly from the IELTS format and the Cambridge exam. The content of the tests is also different. The goal while they pursue the same: to identify and confirm the level of actual language training.
Preparing for a new exam in urgent order, the need to confirm the level of English in another format is undoubtedly a great stress for the entrants. But everyone will have to pass the procedure, who dreams about high-quality British education today and goes to this goal. As for the choice of testing, the experts of the TOEFL certificate are most likely to reorient themselves to the format and understand the specifics of the IELTS. Cambridge exams are distinguished by a higher level of complexity and requirements. As an alternative to TOEFL, Academic Pearson PTE is also listed in the list of acceptable tests. Preparation for it is possible in group form on specialized courses and individually.