OET – The leading English test for healthcare professionals

What is OET?
OET is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.
OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

Who is OET for?
OET test health practitioners from the following 12 professions:






What’s in the test?
Assessment Structure

OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.


approx. 50 minutes

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60 minutes

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45 minutes

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approx. 20 minutes

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Who recognises OET as proof of English proficiency?
OET is used as proof of English proficiency by health regulators in Australia, Canada, Dubai, Ireland, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, Ukraine, and the US, for registration in 12 healthcare professions. OET is also accepted by major health educators and recruiters. See the full list of organisations that recognise OET.

How do candidates apply for the test?
Candidates apply and pay for the test on the OET website.

When can candidates do the tests at Semmelweis University in 2024?

10 February

09 March

04 May

22 June

06 July

14 September

26 October

07 December

Information for OET candidates