University of Oxford recognizes new Oxford Test of English Advanced which enables students to thrive

11 June 2024
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Our Oxford Test of English Advanced has been recognized and certified for learners’ English language proficiency for admissions to the University of Oxford for both undergraduate and graduate admissions.

From this September, students will be able to take this innovative test of part of their application for 2025 entry to Oxford. Oxford is the latest to join our network of over 600 recognizing institutions around the world.

The University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching, and research, and is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford has been ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings every year since 2017 and is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.

The recently launched test for advanced English language learners allows test takers to demonstrate their fluency at B2 to C1 levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

The Oxford Test of English Advanced is the only proficiency test both certified and recognized by the University of Oxford, with the Advanced level now approved for undergraduate, in addition to postgraduate, admissions.

Speaking about this milestone for Oxford Test of English Advanced, Andrew Nye, Director of Assessment for our English Language Teaching division, shared:

“We know that English certification is in high demand with the number of international students increased from under two million in 1998 to over 6.4 million by 2020 according to UNESCO data.

As studying overseas rebounds following the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re also seeing English language used for education in more and more countries.

We’re proud to be recognized and certified by one of the world’s top universities, who see how this test prepares students to thrive academically, socially, and professionally and make the most of life and education at our brilliant universities.”

Andrew Nye

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