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UG Language Centre to be first official TOEFL test centre in the Northern Netherlands

21 September 2023
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As of September, the University of Groningen Language Centre is a recognized ETS Certified Test Administrator Services (CTAS) centre and is authorized to administer the official TOEFL iBT® and GRE® Tests. This makes the Language Centre the only institution in the Northern Netherlands to administer those tests.


The TOEFL iBT tests the level of academic English and is accepted as an admission requirement by universities and colleges worldwide. Until now, test takers had to travel to Germany or Amsterdam. With the approval to administer the test in Groningen, the Language Centre now offers an additional, highly sought-after service for the region. Seyit Gök, Section Head of the English department at the Language Centre, states: ‘Becoming an official TOEFL test centre was one of my main goals. With the huge number of students in the Northern Netherlands, it is an indispensable service we can now offer them.’

 The TOEFL iBT test will be administered once every two weeks at the UG’s Harmonie Building starting in September.Faculties can always contact the Testing Unit of the Language Centre if they want their students to take the test on a specific date.

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More information about the TOEFL iBT test and registration can be found on the Language Centre website.

GRE Test

The test centre will also offer the GRE® Test once a month. This test is the world’s most widely used admissions test for graduate and professional schools, including business and law schools. For further information, please visit the ETS website.

Last modified:21 September 2023 4.35 p.m.
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