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Tests that we accept

These aptitude tests help us to assess your ability in a particular skill or field of knowledge. You are free to choose between GMAT and GRE test that measure academic ability, and TOEFL and IELTS that measure English-language proficiency.

Should you have any specific questions regarding the required tests, feel free to contact us or check our FAQ section.


Report your test scores via your test center or order them online. You can use the following codes to find our programs easily:

1. TOEFL 8175

2. IELTS Stockholm School of Economics

3. GRE

  • 8175 MSc programs
  • 7016 PhD programs

4. GMAT (it is enough to send them to one program):

  • MFV-98-23 MSc in Business & Management
  • MFV-98-02 MSc in Accounting and Financial Management
  • MFV-98-26 MSc in Finance
  • MFV-98-12 MSc in Economics
  • MFV-98-44 MSc in International Business
  • MFV-98-51 PhD programs

We recommend using the same e-mail address for signing up for your tests and our application platform, it will help to avoid the mistakes of matching the scores with your application. Also pay attention to how you spell your name, especially if it contains specific characters (ß, Ü, and etc.) or if you have several names or last names.


TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. The test is designed to measure the English proficiency of non-English speaking people and is divided into four sections: Listening, reading, speaking and writing.

More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between intermediate and advanced. Who takes the TOEFL test?

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas

To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center we are accepting as well the TOEFL iBT Home Edition. It is the same TOEFL iBT test you would take at a test center, just taken from the privacy of your own home and monitored online by a human proctor. Read more here.

For our applicants from mainland China: We accept the TOEFL ITP Plus for China until normal TOEFL iBT testing can be resumed. Information for test takers can be found here.

Learn more and book your test seat.


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language test for study, work and migration, with more than 2 million tests taken in the last year. 

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English — at study, at work, and at play.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

While IELTS testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19, IELTS Indicator is an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home. The test includes four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and you will receive an indicative score for each. Your performance will be marked by IELTS examiners and you will receive your result within seven days.

SSE accepts IELTS Indicator for MSc programs.  

Learn more and book your test seat.

The GRE® Revised General Test

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is a standardized test taken by students who are applying to graduate courses or programs. The GRE test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.

  • Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
  • Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Be assured that ETS intends to offer the at home tests as long as COVID-19 is a concern so that students can opt to take the test from the safety of home. And it remains available even in areas where test centers have reopened so that students can choose which option works best for them. 

Testing in China — The Chinese government's National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) has announced an expanded number of test dates and test centers where they will offer in-person administrations for the TOEFL iBT test and GRE General Test through the end of September.

The GRE General Test will be offered on 5 test dates at 25 test centers, with more centers being added during the month. Prospective candidates can learn more at https://gre.neea.cn/ ETS is also working closely with NEEA to add additional test dates through the end of the year once regular testing resumes.

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The GMAT® Exam

Graduate business school is a big decision. Be sure you are making the right choice by taking the exam that showcases your skills to admissions professionals and prepares you for day one in the classroom.

The GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test, a standardized test required by the vast majority of business schools because it provides a measure of an applicant’s academic ability. Click here to find out how long it takes to prepare yourself for the GMAT exam. The GMAT test does not include any questions that gauge your business knowledge. While the exam can be taken at virtually any time, it can only be taken once per 16 days and 5 times per year.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. But it doesn’t have to change your business school goals. The GMAT™ Online exam is an online and remote proctored version of the test center-based GMAT™ exam designed to help you meet your application goals – from the comfort of your home. Flexible to meet your needs, the GMAT™ Online exam appointments have been extended through December 31, 2020, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, can be taken on a Windows or Mac laptop or personal computer.

For the latest information about GMAT test centre appointments and procedures: GMAT Test Centre Status and Special Procedures during Covid-19.

Testing in China — Based on the domestic COVID-19 containment provision and local GMAT test centres situation, the Chinese government's National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) has made decisions in consultation with the Pearson VUE  to continue service provisions of GMAT tests at 20 GMAT test centres in 19 cities across the country. Prospective candidates can learn more here.

Depending on the readiness of test centres, NEEA will adjust GMAT test arrangement accordingly and GMAT will resume in the remaining test centres in a phased approach. Please follow the updates of announcements on the  registration.

GMAT™ Online or GMAT™ Test Centre exam: which is right for you?

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