Do I need to write either of these exams to secure a scholarship?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are international tests taken by non-native English speakers to ascertain their fluency in English language and communication skills. Most scholarships sponsored/awarded by international bodies and universities (schools) in Europe or other regions of the World require either of these tests.
Although some people are of the opinion that European schools prefer the IELTS, the good news is that most universities’ admissions bodies have reviewed their language requirements to accommodate the two. Thus, if you aren’t certain which English test to take, either the IELTS or TOEFL are safe options. Furthermore, following the covid-19 pandemic, other language tests are becoming accepted due to restrictions in physical contacts. This is because the common English tests like IELTS and TOEFL require one to be physically examined but now, alternative language tests such as DUOLINGO can be taken online and the scores used in undergraduate/postgraduate applications. If you however are still in doubt of which English test to take, visit the admissions website of the school you intend applying to so you can confirm all requirements.