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English Language Qualification Tests in Nigeria — TOEFL IELTS and Cambridge ESOL

Most universities you are likely to apply as an international Student, are available for students with efficiency in English Language as a classroom and coursework communication. To be accepted for admission, applicants are expected to take an internationally recognised English Language Test and score a specific minimum grade. The most commonly accepted is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and The University of Cambridge ESOL Examination. These tests can be taken either computer -or classroom- based.
The higher degree you pursue the higher the score on the English Test required.

TOEFL IELTS & Cambridge ESOL In Nigeria

Either of these English Language Tests is Obtainable in Nigeria, and is accepted in most English-Speaking Institutions around the world.


The TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is one of the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 7,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.

The TOEFL test is offered in two formats:
the Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) or the Paper-based Test (TOEFL PBT).
The format you take depends on the location of your test center. TOEFL iBT is offered 30–40 times a year at more than 4,500 authorized test centers throughout the world. Most test takers take the internet-based test.
TOEFL PBT is offered six times a year in areas where Internet-based testing is not available.

Possible Required Scores
For Undergraduate Study: TOEFL at least 550 (some colleges still accept TOEFL of 500)
For Master Degree: TOEFL at least 560 in addition to GRE.
For PhD: TOEFL at least 650 (some universities still accept TOEFL of 625) in addition to GRE.

As at 2010, the Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) cost $175 while the Paper- based Test (TOEFL PBT) cost $150. Both tests are taken in Nigeria. The test is taken almost in every part of Nigeria. For current details of tests dates and location visit
Select your country to find the information you need.


The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a world English test for English learners of all levels. Taking an IELTS qualification will help to open doors to international education and employment all over the globe. More than 6,000 education institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional organisations around the world recognise the IELTS test. IELTS has become an official requirement for admission into most Universities/Colleges and Scholarship awarding organisations/Institution worldwide. If you are planning to study, live or work abroad, you will need to take an IELTS Exam.

Read More about IELTS in Nigeria HERE. OR
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Plot 3645, IBB Way Maitama
PMB 550 Garki,
Tel: +234 806 900 5871
Fax: +234 9 413 0902

20 Thompson Avenue,
PO Box 53702,
Falomo Ikoyi
Tel: +234 1 803 402 2496/1 4615600-1/1 4630396-8
Fax: +234 1 4615602

10 Emir’s Palace Road
PMB 3003
Tel: +234 803 085 5773
Fax: +234 64 632500

127 Olu Obasanjo Road GRA Phase 2,
PMB 5299
Port Harcourt
Tel: +234 84 465377
Fax: +234 84 464808

DFID, Teacher’s House, Otigba Junction
Tel: +234 802 614 0752

University of Cambridge ESOL examinations

University of Cambridge ESOL examinations is a world language assessment provider. It provides exams in English language for over 3 million people every year, in more than 130 countries as well as a range of qualifications for language teachers. Around the world, thousands of universities, employers and government ministries rely on Cambridge ESOL certificates as proof of English language ability. A Cambridge ESOL certificate can determine whether the career is progressed or a university place offered, while the broader examination results can help to determine a nation’s education and investment policy. UCAS awards Tariff Points to students with high scores in the exam, making the students admission acceptance almost inevitable. The Cambridge ESOL certificate is the only English proficiency exam with this accreditation from UCAS (announced in June 2010)

Cambridge ESOL exam centres in Nigeria
Contact Details
Patience Ezinwoke
British Council, Post Harcourt
127 Olu Obasanjo Road, GRA Phase 2
PMB 5299
Post Harcourt
Rivers State
Tel: 234 84 237 173
Fax: 234 84 237172/ 231776
E-mail: [email protected]

Oyinlola Odusola
British Council, Lagos
20 Thompson Avenue,
P O BOX 53702
Tel: 234 126 921 88-192/ 2610210
Fax: 234 126 921 93
E-mail: [email protected]

You should contact your prospective institution (university, college or school you are interested in) for specific Test requirements.

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  1. Jennifer John says
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  3. Michael Essien says

    Looking for a good test centre!

  4. Omeife Arinze says

    which part of enugu can in get the form

  5. Maria Jackson says

    TOEFL is a language test generally taken by those students who want to take admission in any foreign universities. The test score works as a proof of their language proficiency and knowledge.


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