TOEFL Test Centers in Burundi

By | February 16, 2019

TOEFL Test Centers in Burundi

The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location.

The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.

To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers and dates when registration is open, click the button below.
Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Bujumbura (Code: A603) TOEFL Paper Testing $180
$180
$180
$180
Sat., Oct 13, 2018
Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019

Burundi Overview

Burundi is a republic in East Africa with (2019) 11.5 million residents; The capital is Gitega. With an area of ​​27,830 km 2, Burundi is one of the smallest states in Africa.

History: Burundi was part of German East Africa from 1890 and from 1919 formed the Belgian trust area Ruanda-Urundi as Urundi with Rwanda. In 1962 it became independent as a kingdom, after a 1966 coup it became a republic. 1993–2002 there was civil war in Burundi between the largest group of the population, the Hutu (about 86%), and the Tutsi (about 13% of the population), who ruled the country as a minority. The last Hutu rebel movements reached a ceasefire with the government in May 2005. However, the situation remained unstable. Again and again conflicts flare up between the Hutu and the Tutsi. The number of refugees outside the country rose to around 440,000 by the end of 2017.

Country facts

  • Official name: Republic of Burundi
  • License plate: RU
  • ISO-3166: BI, BDI (108)
  • Internet domain:.bi
  • Currency: 1 Burundi Franc (F.Bu.) = 100 Centimes
  • Area: 27,830 km²
  • Population (2019): 11.5 million
  • Capital: Gitega
  • Official language (s): French, Kirundi
  • Form of government: Presidential Republic
  • Administrative division: 18 provinces
  • Head of State: President Évariste Ndayishimiye (since June 18, 2020)
  • Religion (s) (2008): Christians (62% Catholics; 24% Protestants); 3% Muslims, followers of traditional African religions, others / not specified
  • Time zone: Central European Time +1 hour
  • National holiday: July 1st

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): East Africa
  • Position (coordinates): between 2 ° 20 ‘and 4 ° 30’ south latitude and 29 ° and 31 ° east longitude
  • Climate: Tropical highland climate
  • Highest mountain: Mont Heha (2,670 m)
  • Road network (2016): 1,500 km (paved), 10 822 km (unpaved)

Population

  • Annual population growth (2020): 2.9%
  • Birth rate (2020): 36.5 per 1000 residents.
  • Death rate (2020): 6.2 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2020): 17.7 years
  • Average life expectancy (2020): 66.7 years (men 64.6; women 68.8)
  • Age structure (2020): 43.8% younger than 15 years, 3.1% older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2017): 68.4%
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 57 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2017): 3 per 100 residents

Economy

  • GDP per capita (2019): US $ 310
  • Total GDP (2019): US $ 3.573 billion
  • GNI per capita (2019): US $ 280
  • Education expenditure (2018): 5.0% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2019): 1.8% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 1.4%

National symbols

The national flag is divided diagonally by a white cross, the resulting fields are red at the top and bottom, and green at the leech and at the flying end. In the middle of the flag is a white disc with three six-pointed, green-bordered red stars that are arranged in a triangle (one star above, two below).

The coat of arms is dominated by the lion mask, an old national symbol that was also depicted on the badges of the tribal chiefs during the Belgian trust administration. The republic has retained three of the four spears behind the shield (symbols for the Ntare, Mutaga, Mwezi and Mwambuta dynasties). The tape contains the motto »Unité, Travail, Progrès« (unity, work, progress).

The national holiday on July 1st commemorates the gaining of independence in 1962.

Law

The court structure under the 1987 Act includes the local “residence” courts for low value disputes and minor offenses; upstream of the arbitration are the “Notable Councils of the Hill” (a local or population unit). The state (“grand authority”) courts have extensive jurisdiction for civil and criminal matters as well as commercial matters where there is no commercial court; accordingly the commercial courts, labor courts and administrative courts. The highest authorities are the Constitutional Court (Cour Constitutionnelle) and the Supreme Court (Cour Suprême) in Bujumbura.

Education

There is general compulsory schooling from 6 to 12 years of age. The school system is divided into a six-year primary and a seven-year secondary school area. The language of instruction is French. There is a state university in Bujumbura.

Media

Intimidation and persecution of journalists and a repressive media law hardly allow reporting critical of the government. The most important source of information is radio.

Press: The daily newspaper “Le Renouveau du Burundi” (French) and the weekly newspaper “Ubumwe” (Kirundi) are state-owned. »Ndongozi y’Uburundi« belongs to the Catholic Church. »Arc-en-Ciel« is an independent weekly newspaper.

News agency: Agence Burundaise de Presse (ABP, state).

Broadcasting: The state Radiodiffusion et Télévision Nationale du Burundi (RTNB) operates “TV Burundi” and “RTNB Radio”, which is received nationwide in Kirundi, Swahili, French and English. There are several independent radio stations, including Bonesha FM, Radio Isanganiro and Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), as well as local radio stations and church broadcasters.