The Test of English as a Foreign Language


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) evaluates the ability to use and understand English in an academic setting. The test will simulate a classroom environment where you listen to a lecture or read from a text book passage and then speak or write a written response.

The test has 4 components:

  • Listening
  • Structure and Written Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing

There is a 3 hour time limit for the test and it can be taken as many times as needed.

Why Take the TOEFL?

The TOEFL test has a high reputation for quality, fairness and academic accuracy which makes it the most widely accepted English language test in the world. More than 8,000 Universities, colleges and agencies in over 130 countries use the TOEFL test scores as an admission requirement.

By sending your TOEFL score to your selected overseas institution you will be showing that you are ready to succeed in an academic environment.

Why take the TOEFL test:

  • Academic English-language level certification
  • Admission to MBA / Master courses
  • Admission to English-speaking Universities (UK, Australia, United States, Canada, Ireland, etc.)
  • For UK Border Visa applications
  • Recognised worldwide (1 million candidates every year)
  • Highly secure administration of test (identity check, photo, etc.)
  • Reliable scores, making it possible to make important decisions
  • Results report sent to students and to 4 English-speaking universities of their choice
  • Correlated to CEFRL European levels

Click here for a comprehensive list of schools and universities worldwide that accept TOEFL.

Who takes the TOEFL?

The TOEFL test is suited for someone looking to get ahead in the workplace, experience new cultures and have access to the world’s best universities by studying abroad. It is also suited for people looking to move abroad as it can be used to meet visa requirements for a number of countries.

How to take the Test

  • Register 24 hours a day, seven days a week here
  • Be sure the name you use when you register exactly matches the identification you will bring on test day. You are required to enter at least one form of identification before you can register for a test date.
  • Kenya students can pay with a credit card: VISA® or they can also use a PayPal® account.

If you cannot access either of the two services, submit payment into the Learning and Testing bank account, and submit a deposit slip in exchange for a voucher number to complete your payment.

  • Registration closes seven days before your test date.
  • Late registration closes four days before your test date and has a late fee of US$40 payable using a credit card: VISA® or PayPal® account ONLY.
  • Need help registering online? Kindly visit our office.
  • Get more details on the TOEFL test from

TOEFL IBT® Test Fee:

The TOEFL registration fees is KSH 21,000.00, and is subject to change without notice

Banking Details:
Account Name: Learning & Testing Services E.A Ltd
Bank:  Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)
Branch: Upperhill
Account: 6762470011
CBA swift code: CBAFKENX

  • All TOEFL payments should be made directly into our bank account.
  • Local cheques are payable to ‘Learning & Testing Services E.A Ltd’.
  • Cheque payments must be done at least one week prior to the registration.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • Refunds for overpayment and duplicate payments are subject to a 1,500Ksh processing fee.


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