Worldwide recognition

PTE Academic is recognized by more than 2,800 universities, higher education institutes and government bodies in over 50 countries worldwide. The recognizing institutions include:

  • Yale University (US)
  • Harvard Business School (US)
  • UCAS (UK)
  • London Business School (UK)
  • University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
  • National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • INSEAD (Europe)


Throughout Australasia, PTE Academic enjoys wide recognition.

In Australia, PTE Academic is accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for all Australian visa applications. Additionally, the test is accepted by all state government departments, a range of professional associations and every Australian university.

In New Zealand, PTE Academic is widely accepted by universities and other institutions, while in South-East Asia the test can be used at a range of international universities.

United Kingdom & Ireland

PTE Academic is accepted by the majority of universities in the UK, as well as further education colleges and other institutions. PTE Academic may be used as part of a Tier 4 visa application by recognised Higher Education Institutions.


PTE Academic is widely accepted at universities throughout the United States and Canada. Leading Ivy League institutions such as Harvard Business School, Yale and Princeton accept the test, as well as popular universities such as Kent State, University of Michigan and University of Central Missouri. PTE Academic is widely accepted at Business Schools and for STEM programmes, as well as by creative institutions such as the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York Film Academy.

Full list of the recognizing institutions and organizations