Studying Abroad, a single word pops up many questions altogether and one of them is IELTS/TOEFL. IELTS/TOEFL score is mandatory when you are from a non – English native language country. IELTS is mandatory for admissions to international universities IELTS/TOEFL is the Standard English language proficiency test which is accepted all over the world. IELTS/ TOEFL test you on your reading, speaking, writing skills while you are planning to move abroad. But now the time has changed. There are many universities which now let to study abroad without IELTS.
Pathway programs are an alternate if you do lack in some subjects provided by countries such as Germany, USA, and Australia. Usually, these courses have duration of 9-15 months. Pathway programs help you to get admission in a university where your academics do not allow you to do so directly.
Many universities in Canada also allow you to have direct admissions in the universities without IELTS where they can prove that they had their high school studies in English. Canada has also lowered it IELTS acceptance score to 6.0. Canada has realised that the students studying in English language often show exceptional skills in English if taken apart from IELTS score, so if you are planning to study in Canada and worried about IELTS, stop worrying go ahead.
The universities of Australia allow the students now to take admission in their desired courses without IELTS if their prior education had a medium of instruction in English. The University of Queensland, the University of Adelaide, and the University of New South Wales are a part of it.
Many universities in Germany do not require IELTS/ TOEFL if the student has done their bachelors with English as a language for instruction, they just need a letter from the college stating the same. Another way if the student has their mother tongue as English they do not require IELTS/TOEFL. Germany is a very affordable country to study, also it offers great scholarships. Students are required to check the eligibility criteria’s of all colleges before applying on to them to have their preferred choice of university.
The universities in US also give you some relaxation from IELTS/ TOEFL if you have your native language as English. Though almost all universities in USA need IELTS, there are some which allow you admission without IELTS/TOEFL based on their criteria.
Studying abroad for your dream course and university is not a big deal with new criterias set by the international universities. In case you are not planning to go for IELTS or do not wish to have in your pocket by giving this expensive exam again and again to get a better score then you must check out the list of universities and their criteria for taking admission to study in abroad without IELTS.
Studying abroad is the greatest experience for a student so should not be led down now by just IELTS. There are alternatives, go for it!!!