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You may be required to take some exams, such as the TOEFL, SAT, GRE or GMAT  in order to study in the U.S. and this will depend on your background, the area and level of studies and the colleges and universities you plan to apply to.

Students who wish to study in the U.S. may be required to take some standardized tests. Here are the tests you may be asked to take:

TOEFL
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is an English proficiency examination which U.S. universities and colleges require from international students for undergraduate and graduate admissions. The test determines whether the student applying is ready to pursue a degree program in English and measures the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Rather than testing only one skill at a time, TOEFL questions test a combination of skills together. For example, students may be asked to read a text and then speak about it.

For more information about the content of test and question types, please visit the TOEFL website at www.ets.org/toefl

In Cyprus, the TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) is offered at least once per month at three test centers around the island. Students must register in order to take the exam. For details on registration procedures and costs, please download the following documents:  

Click here for TOEFL Registration Information for Greek Cypriot community
Click here for TOEFL Registration Information for Turkish Cypriot community

 SAT and SAT Subject Tests

SAT:
The SAT is a standardized test which is only required by most U.S. colleges and universities for undergraduate admissions purposes. The aim of this exam is to determine whether a student is ready to pursue an academic degree program in the U.S. and it consists of three sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Analytical Writing, each marked out of 800. 

For more information about the test, the content and questions types, please visit: http://sat.collegeboard.org/

In Cyprus, the SAT is offered 65times per year. For more information about test registration procedures, fees and dates in Cyprus, please download the following document:

Click here for SAT Registration Information for Greek Cypriot community
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SAT Registration Information for Turkish Cypriot community

 SAT Subject Tests:
The SAT Subjects Tests are individual examinations in various subjects such as Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literature, World History, U.S. History, and Foreign Languages and these exams are generally only required by very competitive universities and colleges in the U.S. Each exam is one hour long and is marked out of 800.

In Cyprus, SAT Subject Tests are offered 5 times per year. For more information about test registration procedures, fees and dates in Cyprus, please download the following document:

Click here for SAT Subject Registration Information for Greek Cypriot community
Click here for SAT Subject Registration Information for Turkish Cypriot community

ACT
The ACT is an alternative to the SAT examination and has similar content and may be required by some U.S. colleges and universities. The exam consists of four sections: Reading, Mathematics, English and Science and there is an Optional Writing section. 

In Cyprus, the ACT is offered twice per year. For more information about registration and test content, please visit: http://www.actstudent.org/

 GRE
GRE General Test

The GRE General Test is a standardized test required for admission into most graduate programs in all fields except business (particularly MBA- Master of Business Administration programs). The examination consists of three sections: Math, Verbal and Analytical Writing (AW) and each section, excluding the AW, is scored out of 160.

For more information about the test, please visit:  www.ets.org/gre

In the Greek Cypriot community, the GRE general Test is offered as a computer-based test and is offered almost every month.  In the Turkish Cypriot community, the GRE is offered as a paper-based test three times a year.  For more information about registration procedures and dates, please download the appropriate document:

Click here for GRE Registration Information for Greek Cypriot community
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GRE Subject Tests

Please be advised that the European University of Cyprus as an institution has nothing to do with the GRE Subject tests. For any inquiries please visit www.gre.org or contact our StudyUSA office.


The GRE Subject Tests are generally not required but some programs, particularly in those fields for which there are individual GRE Subject Test, may require them for graduate admissions. GRE Subject Tests are only offered three times per year in Cyprus and are available in the following subjects: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. For more information about the tests, please visit www.gre.org

For more information about registration procedures and test dates in Cyprus, please download the below documents:

Click here for GRE Subject Test Registration Information for Greek Cypriot community
Click here for GRE Subject Test Registration Information for Turkish Cypriot community

GMAT
The GMAT test is a standardized test required for admission into graduate business programs (particularly MBA- Master of Business Administration programs).  The test consists of Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal.   For more information on the test, please visit www.mba.com.

Click here for GMAT registration information