Oct 20, 2018

All You Need to Know About Entrance Exams to Study Abroad

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If you have decided to Study Abroad, there will be some processes that you will be needed to get over with. One such things are entrance exams. The University or College you are applying to will require some proofs showing you are eligible for the Study abroad application. As a rule of thumb, normally there are two exams you will be asked to take. One for the language and one field specific. Confused much? Let us clear that for you. Here is all the information on require exams to study abroad exams:

Language Proficiency Tests:

Suppose you want to Study in Canada, USA, or some of the English speaking countries. The Universities in these countries will have the teaching and examinations in English. It is important to have at least intermediate level grip on the language so that you can understand what is being taught in the classes, and the learning stays interactive. Similarly, Italian taught programs and French Taught programs will ask for Italian and French Language Proficiency respectively.

Given below are most common Languages and the tests required to Study abroad:

Language

Language Tests

Most Notable Countries to Study Abroad

English

IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, PTE, TELC, PET, CAE, CPE

USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Any English Speaking Country

French

DELF, DALF, TEF, TCF, TELC

France

Spanish

DELE, CELU, TELC

Spain

Italian

PLIDA, CELI, CILS, TELC

Italy

German

TestDaf, NTD, TELC

Germany

Dutch

CNaVT, NT2

Netherlands

Polish

Certificate for Polish as Foreign Language, TELC

Poland

Swedish

Swedex, TELC

Sweden

The TELC is The European Language Certificates test, which is a standardised test for 10 European languages. Namely Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Standardised Entrance exams to Study Abroad:

Based on the course and University you have chosen, you will be required to take a specific test related to the course, or the university required. For example, you will be asked to take GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test in most of the cases, if you want to apply for a management related course. And there will be different entrance exam for engineering abrod.

The most common and widely taken tests in this category are GRE and GMAT. These tests are used as an eligibility criteria to reach to a decision about the students. Based on the seats, normally a merit list is declared and if the candidate fulfils all the other criteria along with minimum scores required in these test, He or She would be eligible for the admission. Given below are the list of entrance exams for abroad studies.

International Entrance Exams Full-form Study Abroad Test Details
GRE Graduate Record Examination For Admission in Masters and Doctoral studies
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test Candidates who want to study in B-school, to Study MBA Abroad and related courses.
SAT Scholastic Aptitude/Assessment Test (previously) High School graduates wanting to study in American colleges / University.
ACT American College Testing For Undergraduate Admissions in US and Canada
MCAT Medical College Admission Test Admission to Medical Colleges in USA, Canada and 15 other countries
LSAT Law School Admission Test Admission to Juris Doctor in law schools of US, Canada and some other countries

 

Another significant exam is USMLE, However, not an entrance exam. It is required if you are willing to practice as a doctor independently in USA. The first two steps of this examination are taken when you are in the medical school.

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