The TOEIC®test is the leader in English language certification. More than 5 million candidates worldwide take the TOEIC® test each year. It is also the most flexible test in Greece, since it is frequently administered.


What is the TOEIC®?


The TOEIC® is a multiple-choice test which measures accurately language ability levels of non-native English speakers. The scores achieved by the candidates indicate how well they can communicate in English with others in an everyday working and social environment.


How can the TOEIC® be used?

  • For assessing English language proficiency
  • For personnel selection
  • For making decisions on promoting  staff
  • For determining foreign-language salary allowances
  • For keeping track of the progress of English language learning


Who recognizes the TOEIC®?

  • Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (A.S.E.P.)
  • Universities in Greece and Cyprus
  • Universities abroad
  • Global organizations and businesses

Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection


The TOEIC® has been recognized by public sector businesses and the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) and the Greek State.


ASEP recognises the TOEIC, as proof of knowledge of English at the following levels:
Average (405-500), Good (505-780) and Very Good (785-900):

 Level of Knowledge Language Level Score
(Excellent) (Proficiency) (905-990)
Very Good Advanced 785-900
Good Lower 505-780
Average Basic 405-500


 Universities in Greece and Cyprus


A number of universities in Greece and Cyprus also recognize the TOEIC® as proof of knowledge of English for entry into their graduate programs, including the following:

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Dentistry
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Primary Education (joint graduate program with the University of London, Institute of Education)
  • University of the Aegean, Department of Geography
  • Athens University of Economics and Business (joint graduate program with the National Technical University)
  • University of Western Macedonia, Department of Balkan Studies
  • University of Thessaly, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
  • University of Cyprus, Department of Education
  • University of Macedonia, Department of Educational and Social Policy
  • University of Peloponnese, Department of Telecommunications Science and Technology
  • University of Peloponnese, Department of Nursing
  • University of Peloponnese, Department of Sports Organization and Management
  • Athens Agricultural University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
  • Hellenic Open University, School of Social Science


  1. The above list is indicative.
  2. To verify the accuracy of the contents of the above, candidates are advised to contact the specific university first.


Universities Abroad


Universities abroad use the TOEIC® for entry into their English-speaking undergraduate and graduate programmes and for placement in their English classes. They also use the test to measure their students’ progress and to provide them with a reliable, internationally recognized certification of the English language.


International businesses and organisations


More than 9,000 businesses, government organisations and English-language learning programs in 90 countries rely on the TOEIC® test to hire and train people.


TOEIC® Format and Content:


The TOEIC® lasts 2 hours and consists of 200 multiple choice questions, divided in two parts:

Sections # of Questions Description Testing time
Listening Comprehension 10 Photographs 45′
30 Questions-Answers
30 Conversations
30 Short talks
Reading Comprehension 40 Incomplete sentences 75′
12 Filling in text
48 Reading comprehension



Practical Information for the TOEIC®


How often is the TOEIC® exam administered?

Every week in Athens and Thessaloniki and regularly in local test centers all over Greece.


Where is the TOEIC® test administered?

There are test centres all over Greece. Contact us to find out which is the closest test centre.


How often can I take the TOEIC® exam?

Each candidate is allowed to take the exam once every 30 days. The Hellenic American Union maintains the right to change the testing date for a later date for any candidate who ignores the above regulation.


When are the results announced?

Within 5 days after the test date. The certificate is received on the next working day.


If I have a disability can I still take the TOEIC® exam?

The Hellenic American Union provides equal opportunities to everyone. If candidates need special arrangements, they should contact the TOEIC Department at the Hellenic American Union three weeks prior to their desired test date to ensure better service. There is no additional cost for providing special arrangements.


Is there a different test for each level?

No. There is only one test for all candidates.


Do I get a certificate regardless of the score?

Yes, all candidates receive a certificate.