Which countries accept the Duolingo English Test? (2024)

Which countries accept the Duolingo English Test? (2024)
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Many students ask: the Duolingo English Test is valid for which country?

Because guidelines are always changing, and the number of schools that accept the Duolingo English Test is growing, it can be hard to know which countries accept the Duolingo English Test. So, in this article, we are going to outline where the Duolingo English Test will be accepted and valid in 2023.

We will also answer common questions asked by students in this area, such as "Is the Duolingo English Test accepted in Europe?" and "Which countries accept Duolingo for study visas?

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Which countries accept the Duolingo Test?

The short answer to this question is that the Duolingo English Test is currently accepted by approximately 4,634 schools worldwide and in 110 (out of 195) different countries across the world including the USA🇺🇸, UK🇬🇧, Canada🇨🇦, and Australia🇦🇺!

The country where universities are most likely to accept the Duolingo English Test is the United States and just two years ago, only 3,000 institutions across the world accepted the Duolingo English Test... but Duolingo is making a HUGE effort to make more schools outside the USA accept the test, thus, the number of universities worldwide is growing quickly!

Here is a list of all the countries where schools accept the Duolingo English Test:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Argentina
  4. Armenia
  5. Aruba
  6. Australia
  7. Austria
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Bangladesh
  10. Bahamas
  11. Bahrain
  12. Belgium
  13. Bhutan
  14. Brazil
  15. Bulgaria
  16. Cambodia
  17. Cameroon
  18. Canada
  19. Cayman Islands
  20. Chile
  21. China
  22. Colombia
  23. Congo - Kinshasa
  24. Costa Rica
  25. Cote d'Ivoire
  26. Cyprus
  27. Czechia
  28. Denmark
  29. Dominican Republic
  30. Ecuador
  31. Egypt
  32. El Salvador
  33. Ethiopia
  34. Finland
  35. France
  36. Germany
  37. Gibraltar
  38. Greece
  39. Guatemala
  40. Guinea
  41. Honduras
  42. Hong Kong SAR China
  43. Hungary
  44. India
  45. Indonesia
  46. Iran
  47. Iraq
  48. Ireland
  49. Israel
  50. Italy
  51. Japan
  52. Jordan
  53. Kazakhstan
  54. Kyrgyzstan
  55. Latvia
  56. Lebanon
  57. Libya
  58. Lithuania
  59. Luxembourg
  60. Macedonia
  61. Madagascar
  62. Malaysia
  63. Mali
  64. Maldives
  65. Malta
  66. Mexico
  67. Moldova
  68. Mongolia
  69. Myanmar (Burma)
  70. Nepal
  71. Netherlands
  72. New Zealand
  73. Nicaragua
  74. Norway
  75. Panama
  76. Peru
  77. Philippines
  78. Poland
  79. Portugal
  80. Puerto Rico
  81. Qatar
  82. Romania
  83. Russia
  84. Rwanda
  85. Saudi Arabia
  86. Senegal
  87. Singapore
  88. Slovakia
  89. Somalia
  90. South Africa
  91. South Korea
  92. South Sudan
  93. Spain
  94. Sweden
  95. Switzerland
  96. Taiwan
  97. Tajikistan
  98. Thailand
  99. Timor-Leste
  100. Tunisia
  101. Turkey
  102. Uganda
  103. Ukraine
  104. United Arab Emirates
  105. United Kingdom
  106. United States
  107. Uruguay
  108. Uzbekistan
  109. Venezuela
  110. Vietnam

🦉 Fun fact - The countries where Duolingo English Test takers share their results the most are the US🇺🇸, Canada🇨🇦, and the United Kingdom🇬🇧. You can find out more about whether these countries accept the Duolingo English Test for their student visas here.

Commonly Asked Questions

Here is a list of commonly asked questions by students in this area. Please reach out if you have a question related to this, that we haven't answered here – we are always looking to support our students 😁

Is Duolingo not accepted in the USA? 🇺🇸

Good news! 2,520 USA institutions accept the Duolingo English Test and our blog has a complete list of schools in the USA that accept the Duolingo English Test! Make sure to bring your Duolingo English Test scores to your student visa appointment too, because UCSIS may require you to show "standardized test scores required by your U.S. school"... these CAN be Duolingo English Test scores as long as your university accepts those.

Is the Duolingo English Test accepted in all USA states? 🇺🇸

Yes! The top U.S. states to receive Duolingo English Test Results are:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Texas
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Ohio
  7. Illinois
  8. Florida
  9. Michigan
  10. Arizona

If your school isn't in one of these states, that doesn't mean it won't accept the Duolingo English Test, however! These are just the states where it is most commonly accepted.

Is Duolingo accepted at my University?

You can check whether your school accepts the Duolingo English Test in three ways.

  1. Visit the official Duolingo English Test website and type in your university name.
  2. Visit the admissions page for that university specifically to see their language proficiency requirements.
  3. Contact the school admissions committee directly to see if they accept the Duolingo English Test for the language proficiency requirement.

When can I take the Duolingo English Test in India in 2023?

Many students located in India wonder when they can take the Duolingo English Test. Luckily, the answer is that you can take the Duolingo English Test in India anytime, anywhere. This is because the Duolingo English Test is an online test that can be taken from home.

Does taking the Duolingo English Test cost more depending on where you take it?

Thankfully no – the Duolingo English Test costs the same, no matter which country you take it in.

Is Duolingo accepted for German visa? 🇩🇪

There are three types of student visas available in Germany:

  • The Language Course Visa - for students participating in a German language course for 3 months to a year
  • Student Application Visa - for students who haven't found or been formally accepted into the right program yet
  • Student Visa - for those already accepted into a German institution

For visas that require "proof" of university admission, you will need to meet individual requirements of that institution, which sometimes involves demonstrating English Proficiency. This is important to check because most schools in Germany are taught in German rather than English!

If classes are taught fully or partially in English, you will need to check that that university accepts the Duolingo English Test and their minimum score requirements, which usually fall between 105 and 120. If courses are taught partially or fully in German, then you will need to take a German proficiency test instead! The good news is that, increasingly, after COVID-19, German schools have accepted the Duolingo English Test as it allows students to take the test from anywhere.

Again, visa requirements mean that students must demonstrate their German language proficiency for German or mixed courses and English language proficiency for English or mixed courses.  Unfortunately, to demonstrate English proficiency for the visa, the TOEFL or IELTS is required rather than the Duolingo English Test. A TOEFL score of 550 points for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-89 for the internet-based based OR an IELTS test score of 5-6.5 is needed.

⭐ We have a breakdown of whether student visa applications are accepted in the USA, Canada UK, Australia, and Ireland on our blog.

Is Duolingo accepted in Europe?

The Duolingo English Test is accepted in the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia (Czech Republic), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (North Macedonia), Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, & United Kingdom.

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We hope you learned something with us today, or at least the names of a more few countries for trivia night! 🍺