Get closer to your dreams with IELTS

IELTS is accepted for study, work and migration in more countries than any other test. More than 9,000 universities, employers, professional registration bodies and governments around the world accept IELTS as evidence of your English proficiency. Find out which organisations accept IELTS scores.

Two types of test

There are two available versions of the IELTS test. The organisation to which you are applying will specify whether you need to take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. Which test do you need to take?

Four formats to test your skills

IELTS assesses your language skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The tests have been designed to be internationally focused in their content. This means that a range of native speaker accents are used in the listening test, and all standard varieties of English are accepted in your written and spoken responses. Find out more about the IELTS test format.

Need help with your application?

Test centre staff are here to help you find a test date at a location near you, and to assist with your application. Visit or call your local test centre.

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IDP Education is a proud co-owner of IELTS. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

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