6 exams for admission abroad
6 exams for admission abroad

6 exams for admission abroad


If you plan to enter a foreign university, you probably know that filling out forms and submitting existing documents is not enough. In most cases, you will also need to pass international exams, confirming that you have English and the necessary academic knowledge to study in the chosen program. We tell you what exams you will need.


These are English language exams. They test 4 language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing, - and consist of the corresponding parts. Their main difference is in the delivery format: TOEFL is handed over on a computer without communicating with a real person, and IELTS is accepted mainly in paper form and always with the participation of a native speaker. These exams will be required on 99% of English programs. Most often, the selection committee indicates both exams in the requirements, so you can choose which one to pass. Also, the requirements will be prescribed the minimum number of points for admission to the program. In some universities, along with TOEFL and IELTS, CAE, iTEP are also accepted. and other exams.

You can take these exams in Yekaterinburg: TOEFL is held in our center every 2-3 weeks, and IELTS - in two other centers every 1-2 months. The TOEFL and IELTS centers are also in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. Other information about TOEFL и IELTS You can find out on our website.


These exams will be required for admission to US universities. SAT and ACT are equivalent tests, they both test your academic and school knowledge. You will need to demonstrate the ability to use English in the academic field, and also show that you know the school curriculum in mathematics. The purpose of these exams is to verify that you can study on a par with other American graduates. There is also a SAT Subject - this exam tests the knowledge of a certain subject (Biology, Physics, History, etc.).

Unlike TOEFL and IELTS, the SAT and ACT requirements may not include points. In general, this means that you must provide a certificate with any number of points. Thus, the commission most often selects the best candidates for the program, therefore, in order to navigate, what indicators are expected of you, look at the statistics of last year.

You can pass ACT in our center in Yekaterinburg (and in other cities), and SAT in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Examinations are held 6 times during the school year. Read more about ACT read on our website, but about SAT: on the official site.


Exams for postgraduate education, i.e. for those who enter the magistracy and graduate school. They test your overall competency as a university graduate. Each of these tests has its own specifics.

GRE is divided into two types: General and Subject. General tests verbal and mathematical thinking, as well as analytical writing and critical analysis skills. And Subject - highly specialized knowledge on the main subject of your future program (Mathematics, Chemistry, Literature, etc.). GMAT is accepted for MBA programs, and therefore all tasks use business topics and business cases. The structure and objectives of the GMAT are similar to GRE General.

You can pass all these exams in Yekaterinburg: GRE - in our 4-5 center once a school year, and GMAT - in another test center at almost any date upon your request. Also, exams are taken in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. Read more about GRE you can find out on our website, but about GMAT on the official site.


Now you know that to go abroad you will need to pass the 1 or 2 exam. If you have already chosen a program, you can right now find out on the university website what exams and what points you need.

To get the required points, we advise you to carefully prepare for each exam. Just familiarizing yourself with the exam format will not be enough - you need to work on all tested skills. Although not all skills can be improved (for example, to quickly improve logical thinking), training with a qualified specialist will allow you to learn how to effectively apply existing knowledge and gradually improve your language skills. This will increase your chances of passing the exam, and most importantly - will help to successfully study on the future program.

You can start preparing for any of these exams with a test lesson at our school, and on TOEFL and IELTS you can also take a test test with us.

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