What is PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is the first entirely computer-based English language test for international study and immigration that is accepted across the world. Powered by AI technology, PTE Academic provides a fast and convenient testing solution without human bias.

The test assesses the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. It lasts approximately 3 hours and provides a score based on the GSE (Global Scale of English). Find out more about GSE.

PTE Academic scores are accepted by thousands of institutions and approved for all UK, Australian and New Zealand visa and immigration categories. Test sessions can be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance, 365 days a year

For all UK visas that require 4 skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) application please visit our PTE Academic UKVI page.

Why choose PTE Academic?


Results typically available within just 48 hours of taking the test.


Widely accepted by universities, colleges and governments around the world.


Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance, 365 days a year.


Computer-based testing and scoring means you are assessed objectively and consistently.