English-language Tests: TOEFL (iBT or ITP) or IELTS
For Indonesian applicants to Fulbright and other programs managed by AMINEF that require an English-language proficiency test, AMINEF accepts the TOEFL ITP. Applicants who are shortlisted for an award for degree study at a US university will later be required to take the TOEFL iBT. AMINEF will supply a free voucher for the iBT and cover applicants’ transportation to the test site. However, AMINEF does not cover the cost of the TOEFL ITP required for initial application, please note, nor does it cover the cost of the equivalent IELTS test. See paragraphs below for details of the differences among these tests.
The TOEFL test (a name patented by ETS, a non-profit organization in the US that administers and licenses the test throughout the world) is a widely respected English-language test, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. Almost all US universities require either TOEFL or IELTS (see below) as a condition of application. In almost all countries in the world, including Indonesia, the TOEFL test is delivered via the Internet, and hence it is also officially called the TOEFL iBT, or Internet-based TOEFL. The fee for the TOEFL iBT is rather expensive, at US$190. To find the dates and places in Indonesia where the TOEFL iBT is given, go to the ETS Website
In addition, ETS offers through institutions, such as universities, another version of the TOEFL, which is useful for assessing English-language skills of an institution’s own students and staff. This is called the Institutional TOEFL, or TOEFL ITP. The TOEFL ITP is offered to the public in Indonesia as well, through institutions authorized by ETS and its affiliate in Indonesia, the Indonesian International Education Foundation, or IIEF. The fee for the test is approximately Rp300,000. For a list of the dates and places where the TOEFL ITP is given, go to the IIEF Website
In addition, AMINEF and most US universities also accept another test of English proficiency, the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test, developed for the Commonwealth countries. In Indonesia the test is administered by the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation, or IALF. The fee for the test is currently Rp2,850,000. For a list of dates and places where the IELTS test is given, go to this link at the IALF Website Please note that AMINEF does not cover the cost of the IELTS test, and that the test fee amounts quoted above may change over time.
University Admissions Tests: GRE & GMAT
Students applying to universities and colleges in the US for graduate school (master’s and doctoral degrees) are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or, for those seeking the MBA, the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Both tests measure aptitude and general knowledge. AMINEF does not administer these tests nor provide test preparation, but AMINEF will assist shortlisted candidates in the process of test registration and will cover the test fees and transportation costs to the test site.
US University Requirement
Students applying to universities and colleges in the US for graduate school (Master’s and Doctoral level) must take certain examinations GRE or GMAT, etc. that measure aptitude and achievement. International students must also take a test that measures English language proficiency, iBT. These tests are “standardized,” so that students take the same test at every test center.
These following tests are not intended for Fulbright scholarship application requirement, but for the U.S. university requirement. After you have successfully obtained the scholarship, you will have to take these tests to complete your application to US universities. We do not encourage you to take the tests before applying for Fulbright scholarship, but we do encourage you to get familiar with the test and study to achieve the best score.
AMINEF does not administer these tests nor provide test preparation, but will assist you in test registration and cover the test fee.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) – for most subjects
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Subject – for specific eight subjects (see below)
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) – for business schools/study for MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) programs
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), like the TOEFL test, is administered by ETS. It measures your ability to succeed at graduate-school level studies. Your score on the GRE is one of the factors used by a university in determining whether or not to accept you into their programs. It is a computer adaptive test (CAT) and it determines your score based on the correct level of your skill in three skill areas: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Analysis. Although Indonesian applicants are not required to submit GRE scores when submitting their initial applications to AMINEF, those shortlisted as candidates for Fulbright MA and PhD awards will later be required to take the test. Therefore, all applicants are advised to prepare for the test. To learn more details about the test, scheduling, and registration, see the ETS Website
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), another ETS-administered test, measures your academic ability and is required for university admission in the field of business and management. The exam measures general verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing. It does not test business competence or specific subject knowledge. Although Indonesian applicants are not required to submit GMAT scores when submitting their initial applications to AMINEF, those shortlisted as candidates for a Fulbright MA award will later be required to take the test. Therefore, all applicants are advised to prepare for the test. To learn more details about the test, scheduling, and registration, see the official GMAT Website