Education Systems

The educational systems of a foreign country can seem complex and unfamiliar at first.

We can help you understand the education system of each Kaplan International English destination countries.

Click below for information about the education systems in our 6 destination countries.


    To study in Australia, international students must take the IELTS test, as well as the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 qualification (if you wish to undertake undergraduate study). Read here to find out how we can help you.


    Canada’s education system varies across the country. Most schools require international students to take the TOEFL ®  or IELTS test as well as possess an equivalent level of education, which you can read about in more detail here.


    International students wanting to study in Ireland must prove their English language ability. IELTS, ESOL and TOEFL ®  tests are usually accepted, but this can vary at different schools. Understand the rules by following the link above.


    Any international students who wish to study in New Zealand must take a language test. Different schools accept different qualifications, including IELTS, ESOL and TOEFL. For more information about the process, click above.

  • UK

    To study in the UK, international students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency as well as any other required qualifications. Read more about the rules and how we can help here.

  • USA

    International students must complete the TOEFL ®  test before applying to US colleges and universities. Kaplan offers courses specifically designed to help you take this test and more, which you can read about here.