TOEFL and IELTS: comparison of scores

If your dream is to attend college or graduate school in an English-speaking country, you’ll likely need to submit scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS. But, you might be curious about how scores on the two exams compare.

In this article, provide you the TOEFL/ IELTS conversion table currently available. Maybe your TOEFL score doesn’t meet the minimum requirement for your target university, and you’re wondering if you’d be more successful taking IELTS instead to meet the requirement, or if you should forget the IELTS and study to take the TOEFL one more time. For more information, consult an EDUCENTER advisor.

Table of comparison

We have published information that helps you find the correlation between your TOEFL score and the IELTS bands. You can consult it here and below:


0–31 0–4
32–34 4.5
35–45 5
46–59* 5.5
60–78* 6
79–93* 6.5
94–101* 7
102–109* 7.5
110–114 8
115–117 8.5
118–120 9