Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)

The "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL®) is the most internationally recognized language test for English as a foreign language and is now required by over 6000 universities and companies worldwide as proof of language ability.  

The TOEFL® has also been offered at Leibniz Universität Hanover since 2007 as an internet-based test (iBT).

The Leibniz Language Centre is currently one of the largest TOEFL® iBT test centers in Germany.  


The total examination time is about 3.5 hours, which is divided into four test parts plus check-in:

  • Identity check (about 30 minutes)
  • Reading comprehension (54-70 minutes)
  • Listening comprehension (60-90 minutes)
  • Speaking (20 minutes)
  • Writing (50 minutes
Where can I take the language exam? How do I register for the TOEFL®? What are the test fees? How do I cancel the TOEFL® test?
FAQ
Sometimes the DAAD Language Certificate is sufficient for an internship abroad or an application for a scholarship.

COSTS AND REGISTRATION FOR THE TEST, INSTITUTION CODES

Currently the fee for the examination is $ 255 (as of 07/20).

TOEFL® registration is not conducted at the Leibniz Language Centre, but directly with the test provider ETS.

Relevant institution codes for the study location Hanover:

FURTHER INFORMATION

Exercise materials for self-study are available in stores. If you just want to get familiar with the format of the exam, literature in libraries may already help you.

TOEFL® preparation courses

COMPARISON OF IELTS AND TOEFL®

  • Similarities
    • Both test systems evaluate academic English language skills.
    • Both test systems can serve as proof of language proficiency for studies in English-speaking countries or also for English-language degree programmes at German universities.
    • Both tests can be repeated as often as desired.
    • The certificate is valid for two years.
    • Both language tests consist of the four subtests Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking.
  • Differences

    IELTS

    • Fee: € 233.00 (as of July 2020)
    • Examination duration: approx. 3 hours
    • Form of examination: handwritten/paper-based
    • Speaking: personal interview with an examiner, 11 to 15 minutes
    • Reading: duration approx. 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 questions
    • Listening: duration 30 (+10) minutes, 4 sections, 40 questions
    • Writing: Duration 60 minutes, 2 essays (150 and 250 words)
    • Scoring: 0 to 9 points

    TOEFL®

    • Fee: $255.00 (as of July 2020)
    • Exam duration: approximately 3.5 hours
    • Form of examination: online/computer-based
    • Speaking: 20 minutes
    • Reading: 54 to 70 minutes
    • Listening: 60 to 90 minutes
    • Writing: duration 50 minutes
    • Scoring: maximum 120 points

CONTACT

Christina Buhrmester
Coordinator
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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