International students dream of studying abroad, yet attaining a passing score on the IELTS exam often proves an insurmountable obstacle. Not only is this exam expensive and time-consuming to take and retake; its costs also add substantially to overall study abroad costs.
But it is good news that there are universities and colleges which don’t require IELTS/TOEFL scores as an admission criteria, allowing you to carefully shortlist universities. When making this selection, ensure it offers programs of interest rather than simply choosing them because of no IELTS requirement.
Canada, Germany, Australia and the UK universities have made it possible for students to enrol without an IELTS or TOEFL score; however they do have specific language requirements which applicants should keep in mind when applying to them. Furthermore, you will require a valid student visa before you study abroad in these countries.
Pace University is one of the few colleges that do not require Indian students to submit either an IELTS or TOEFL score in order to take part in its Pathways program for international studies, but you still must meet its minimum academic requirements; such as having a transcript showing English was your medium of instruction during 12th grade classes as well as proof of having participated in an intensive English Language Programme (IELP).