International postgraduate applicants researching their options in the UK will now find it easier to access information on, study for, and take an English language test.
Posted Mon 28 March 2022 - 12:30

Pearson and UCAS International have joined forces to introduce the Pearson Test of English (PTE) into Myriad by UCAS, giving non-native English speaking students the opportunity to learn about and schedule their English language skills assessment in the same place as they are conducting their research into master’s degree courses.

The partnership, called Myriad English, helps applicants schedule their learning, preparation, and PTE Academic test to meet their chosen university or college’s English language requirements. PTE Academic can be taken in a secure test center in 115 countries, or online at home.

Des Cutchey, Managing Director of UCAS International, said “We are delighted to launch the ‘Myriad English’ feature, continuing to build on Myriad by UCAS as our one-stop platform for international postgraduate students coming to the UK.

“English language learning and testing is an important part of the application process for many international students. Through our exciting new partnership with Pearson, one of the world’s leading providers of secure English language tests, we are bringing valuable learning content, preparation materials and test scheduling into the Myriad app. For students, it means they can access everything they need for their English language test from the earliest stages of their research and admissions journey.”

Myriad by UCAS is available as a mobile app or in-browser, and in 15 languages. It is dedicated to supporting international postgraduate students make informed choices about studying in the UK. The platform provides tailored information about universities and courses, scholarship and funding options, local jobs, as well as application functionality for select higher education providers.

Shileen Costain, Director of Global Business Development for PTE, Pearson, said: “More than 200,000 postgraduate students started their studies in the UK in 2021.

“With many of these coming from non-native English-speaking countries we are proud to partner up with UCAS International to offer PTE as an English language test for all these students who need to prove their proficiency levels.

“Adding PTE to the Myriad app makes it simple and seamless for students to access an English test as they can do it in the same place and at the same time as they are researching courses, funding and where to live.”


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About Myriad by UCAS

Myriad by UCAS connects the world to UK higher education by providing a single postgraduate gateway under the trusted UCAS brand. International students can search courses, research universities, make applications, get matched to scholarship and funding opportunities and find jobs and accommodation all within one app.

About UCAS

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is an independent charity, and the UK's shared admissions service for higher education.

Our services support young people making post-18 choices, as well as mature learners, by providing information, advice, and guidance to inspire and facilitate educational progression to university, college or a degree apprenticeship.

We manage almost three million applications, from around 700,000 people each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK.

We also provide a wide range of research, consultancy and advisory services to schools, colleges, careers services, professional bodies and employers, including apprenticeships.

We’re a successful and fast-growing organisation, which helps hundreds of thousands of people every year. We're committed to delivering a first-class service to all of our customers — they're at the heart of everything we do.

About Pearson

At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That’s why our c.20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are the world’s leading learning company, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data. For us, learning isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are. Visit us at

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