PTE Academic

Fast, secure English language testing

Study abroad or apply for a visa with PTE Academic. PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.

Accepted Worldwide

PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide as proof of English proficiency, as well as by the Australian government for visa applications.

Find out more about who accepts PTE Academic and how it can help you study or move abroad on the official PTE Academic website.

Fast Results

PTE Academic delivers fast, accurate, objective results. With PTE Academic, results are typically available within five business days and you can book your test as little as 24 hours in advance.

Flexible Test Dates

PTE Academic offers flexible test sessions, at times and dates that suit you. Our test centre is located at 59 Linksfield Road, Dowerglen, Edenvale, Johannesburg.

View live seat availability online.


In South Africa, PTE Academic costs: ZAR 2 650.00

Note, for bookings within 48 hours of the test date, a late fee of ZAR 3 350.00 will be applied.


PTE Academic can be booked online. You must create a Pearson account in order to book and schedule your test. Visit the Pearson website to get started.

Booking with Vouchers

To book PTE Academic online, you must pay using a credit or debit card. To pay for PTE Academic using cash instead, you can purchase vouchers from . Contact us on to find out more about purchasing vouchers.


To improve your PTE Academic results, preparation is key. We recommend the online scored practice test: a three-hour online mock test which gives you an indicative PTE Academic score. Find out more about the PTE Academic scored practice test here.

PTE Academic

  • Fast: Results in five business days
  • Flexible: Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
  • Trusted: Accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide.
  • Approved for UK and Australian student visa applications.