Duolingo English Test Guidance

Duolingo has recently developed the Duolingo English Test. This is a new alternative to the IELTS Academic test for students who want to study in an English speaking country. Unlike IELTS, which is accepted by almost every higher learning institute around the world, as of today, the Duolingo English Test is only accepted by 1780 colleges or universties. However, this number is rising and with high-quality universities like Yale, Duke, and John Hopkins adding the test to their admissions criteria, I expect that this number grow sharply in the near future.



As Duolingo is an American company, at the moment most of the institutes that accept the test are either in America or are subsidiaries of American universities. However, again, this is changing. I went through the list of institutes and found that there were representatives from Afghanistan, America, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada,Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechia, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Qatar, Romania, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Just to be 100% clear – the Duolingo English Test this can only currently be used to prove your level of English proficiency to potential education providers.

As of now, the test cannot be used for migration purposes or to prove your level of proficiency to professional bodies.