Study in Canada, UK, USA in 2022 without IELTS | international students

You can study in Canada, UK, US, Australia without IELTS, TOEFL, or other English language proficiency test score.

Most international students who want to study in Canada, UK, US, or Australia often encounter the problem of English test score.

And many of our audience here on Wesyc have asked if they can study in Canada without taking an English test.

The answer is yes, and ‘how is that possible’ is the reason I created this post.

There is no doubt that studying abroad is a great way to achieve your future goals. And for that reason, I’m committed to showing pathways to studying in the UK, Australia, US, or Canada.

More importantly, so that nothing acts as a barrier between you and higher education abroad.

First, let’s establish what is before going on to reveal what isn’t.

Universities and Colleges in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada require international applicants to prove that they can learn in English.

This is because English is the language of learning in the UK, US, Australia, and most most Canadian universities and colleges. Except in few universities and colleges in Quebec province, Canada where French is the language of learning.

Moreover, you can’t study at a school where you don’t understand or have inferior knowledge of the language used in teaching. You would be unable to learn effectively.

And to avoid a situation where an international student like you perform poorly, proving that you can understand and learn in English is a must.

That is even before you’ll be given an admission offer.

But how do I prove that I can learn in English?

There are several ways to prove your ability to speak and understand English. Though, the most popular way accepted by Canadian schools is by taking and passing approved English tests.

These include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced level, etc.

Therefore, having accepting scores in any English test helps you meet the English language requirement for entry into Canadian schools.

Is there another way of proving English proficiency?

Yes. And that’s what this post is all about – showing you the other way.

One of the major challenge of international applicants is the English test.

For all they are good for, they’re quite expensive to take. For this reason, most applicants are unable to afford it, plus application to universities.

The untold truth is that, English language requirement is specifically for international applicants who are citizens of countries where the primary language is not English.

Let me put it another way.

Taking and English test is compulsory for you if English is not the primary language spoken or used in learning in your country.

For example, if you’re a citizen of Japan or China and you want to study in Canada or the US, you’ll need to learn English before starting an application.

That involves passing and English test and having a minimum score required by the university.

Same applies if you want to study in Australia or the UK.

Check out Do I need to take language test to study abroad? (IELTS, PTE) to learn more about English language tests.

But I’m from an English-speaking country. Do I need to take IELTS too?

No. You don’t have to.

There are many English-speaking countries around the world. Citizens of these countries don’t need to prove that they can learn in English.

Why? They already understand and speak English. Moreover, they’ve learned in English previously at secondary or high school.

Therefore, such applicants automatically meet the English language requirement into universities and colleges in Canada. That is a view shared by most Canadian universities and colleges regarding international students.

Meanwhile, you can also check out the following resources that may be helpful to you.

How to get a fully funded scholarship abroad in 6 steps

How to get a student visa to study abroad in 7 steps

Do I need to take language test to study abroad? (IELTS, PTE)

18 fully funded scholarships to study abroad in 2022 | study abroad free

How to study in Canada, USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand without IELTS

You don’t normally need to prove English proficiency to study in Canada, UK, Australia, or the USA if you are from one of the following English-speaking countries or territories.

Plus, you have learned previously in English at secondary school (at least four years) in your country.

If that best describe you, then you may qualify for an exemption from taking IELTS, TOEFL, or any other English test.

1. Anguilla

2. Antigua and Barbuda

3. Australia

4. Bahamas

5. Barbados

6. Belize

7. Bermuda

8. Botswana

9. British Virgin Islands

10. Canada

11. Cameroon

12. Cayman Islands

13. Dominica

14. Falkland Islands

15. Fiji

16. Gambia

17. Ghana

18. Gibraltar

19. Grenada

20. Guam

21. Guyana

22. Ireland

23. Jamaica

24. Kenya

25. Lesotho

26. Liberia

27. Malawi

28. Malta

29. Mauritius

30. Montserrat

31. Namibia

32. New Zealand

33. Nigeria

34. Papua New Guinea

35. St. Helena

36. St. Kitts and Nevis

37. St. Lucia

38. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

39. Scotland

40. Seychelles

41. Sierra Leone

42. Singapore

43. Solomon Islands

44. South Africa

45. Swaziland

46. Tanzania

47. Trinidad and Tobago

48. Turks and Caicos Islands

49. Uganda

50. United Kingdom (UK)

51. United States of America

52. Vanuatu

53. Zambia

54. Zimbabwe

NOTE: If you are not a national or resident of any of the countries in this list, then you need to prove proficiency in English as part of the requirement to study in Canada, USA, UK, Australia or New Zealand.

And if you are from an of the countries mentioned above, you have one barrier down in your quest to study in the UK, Australia, Canada or the USA as a citizen or permanent resident of any of those countries.

However, there are other things you might need to ready. Please check out this guide to learn how to study abroad.

But if you’re not from any of the countries mentioned, and English test score is one of the required documents to study abroad. Make sure to get it ready.

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57 thoughts on “Study in Canada, UK, USA in 2022 without IELTS | international students

  1. How do you do ! I am Malay Tonh . I am from Cambodia . I am a school teacher at secondary school. I would like to receive the scholarship to Canada , US or UK . Could you help me ? I would love to help students in Cambodia and abroad to be better in English . And want to help to develop the education system in Cambodia and abroad in English language. Could you give a chance for me to study abroad ? If you give the scholarship for me , never make you disappointed. Thank you !

  2. May name is Regassa Abera from Ethiopia.I haveMA in development study.I interest to learning phd if you can give me scholarship.

  3. Do all scholarship need good grades.and is it possible to get scholarship and do foundation year too for the case of medicine

  4. My name is Ebisa Guteta Negesa from Ethiopia. I have Bsc degree Department of civil Engineering from Mettu University. I want to learn Msc Construction managment.thank you.

  5. Pls am a registered nurse and I want to read medicine and surgery..can I get a scholarship to assist me achieve my goal?

  6. Thanks alot brother #Maxwell-Tega for an eye opening post, to be honest with you, i was completely blind about my chance of studying in the USA, UK and AUSTRALIA without taking English test exams the fact that am Malawian national.
    Can i still be considered for an admission and scholarship in one of those nations since i finished my secondary school education in the year 2015 ?
    do you i still stand a chance of getting admitted using my 2015 secondary school certificate ?
    am from MALAWI.

    1. My name is Eyasu and am from Ethiopia, I have BSC Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering ,I want to learn MSC degree abroad

  7. Hi ,am Lazarus chan from South Sudan I did my secondary certificate n I want to develop my study further but I get no possibility to do it .it always come into my dreams that to be Canada, Australia but hard to be there .I may I get this golden opportunity from you for scholarship

    1. I have completed my Secondary Education and therefore I want to further my studies. I’m interested to study overseas.How can I apply for the 2021 scholarship?I’m from PNG and I’m 22 years old.Thank you.

  8. I am natural resource mangment degree holder;I want to learn agricultural relates in masters program free full funded.
    please help you

  9. Hello I’m from Philippines and I want to have a scholarship from canada, If ever I’m 12 years old and I want to study abroad, can i ask this is scholarship is avail from 12 years old above?

    1. Hey am Habtemariam sahilu and i want to learn computer science i can speak english as u do means i dont need Toefls

      1. You have said above that it’s possible to study abroad without TOEFL wherever I are , at the end you told its much better to have IELTS in order to study abroad I’m confused please
        I’m jane

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