What is TOEFL?

Commonly known by its acronym TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. The test evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

The TOEFL exam is required by almost every school for foreign students who want to study any subject in the United States. While there are additional requirements for international students to study in the U.S., the TOEFL is one of the most important standardized tests. Schools look to the TOEFL as one of their earliest indicators to see if a foreign student is ready to study in the U.S. Students should put in plenty of preparation to ensure they get a top score.

What is GRE?

Graduate Record Examination – or the GRE exam – is the most commonly required standard test for graduate (Masters Programs) school. It is a broad assessment of your critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills — all skills developed over the course of many years.

Admissions committees use the scores from the GRE along with undergraduate records, recommendations and other relevant criteria in evaluating candidates for admission to graduate courses. For some courses, GRE is a prerequisite; for others it may be recommended or not required. Always check the requirements of individual institutions before applying.

Where can you take the TOEFL and GRE in PNG?

Currently both these tests can be taken at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in Port Moresby and the TOEFL can also be taken at Ukarampa, Eastern Highlands Province.

To find out more information about the tests and how to register, use the following URL addresses. Registration is all online.



Upcoming Test Dates, Locations and Costs (as per GRE and TOEFL websites)

Test Location and Cost Date
GRE (General Paper) Port Moresby – University of Papua New Guinea $205.00

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday, February 3, 2018

TOEFL (Paper Testing)

Port Moresby – University of Papua New Guinea $180.00


Ukarumpa (Internet Based Test) $205.00

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday,  April 7, 2018

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, February 10, 2018