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IELTS - Opens the Door to Work Overseas


Planning to apply for work visas to work in countries like Australia, the UK, Canada or New Zealand?

IELTS is accepted by governments around the world, as you apply for work visas, you need to submit your IELTS results as a proof of your English abilities.

Want to apply for your work visa? IELTS General Training is for you

IELTS General Training test measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context, and is a requirement for work visa application and migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK*.

Ways of taking your IELTS General Training Test

Taking your IELTS on Computer (General Training) - Flexible and fast

You can take your IELTS General Training test on computer on weekdays, Saturdays or Sundays.

All Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking components will be held and completed in one day. You will take Listening, Reading and Writing test components on a computer and Speaking test face-to-face with an IELTS examiner.

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Taking your IELTS General Training Test on Paper - Available on Thursdays and Saturdays

For Paper-based IELTS, all written tests (Listening, Reading and Writing components) will be done on paper. Face to face Speaking tests will be held either in the afternoon after the written tests (from 1:15 pm to 7:00 pm) or on the following day (Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm). It may also be held in any weekday.

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Where to take my IELTS General Training?

Our IDP IELTS Test Centre is conveniently located in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay, just a few minutes walk from the MTR station. Please click here for more

Online registration is now available! Test takers can also apply for the IELTS on Computer in person at IDP Education (Hong Kong Office). Please note that cash and EPS are accepted for in person application.

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IELTS on Computer (General Training) – Hong Kong Test Dates

Attention: The test dates above include tests taken at both Mong Kok and Causeway Bay Test Centre and are for reference only. Please click The Online Registration System to check the latest available IELTS test dates.

* 2 test sessions available for selection -
First Session: The listening, reading and writing components start at 9:30am, while the speaking component is held in the afternoon between 14:00 (2:00pm) and 18:20 (6:20pm).
Second Session: The listening, reading and writing components start at 14:00 (2:00pm), while the speaking component is held in the afternoon between 9:30am and 12:30pm. 
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The listening, reading and writing components start at 6:30pm, while the speaking component is held in the afternoon between 14:00 (2:00pm) and 18:20 (6:20pm).

Paper-based IELTS (General Training) – Hong Kong Test Dates

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IELTS Examination Venue

IDP Education IELTS tests are generally held in hotels, schools and conference centers. The venues are mostly located on Hong Kong Island (including: Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, etc.) and Kowloon (including: Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, etc.) and Shatin. Below are some commonly used testing venue locations.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the test taker to register for the right type of test (IELTS, IELTS for UKVI, Life Skills A1 or Life Skills B1). The test centre cannot be held responsible for an incorrect selection.

Please Note

We have noticed some online advertisements on several social media sites claim to provide services for IELTS test takers, such as registering for IELTS, collection of results and making arrangements for a re-mark of the test. We advise all potential IELTS test takers to avoid using such services that are not directly affiliated to IELTS.
Once you’ve submitted your IELTS application, it’s time to start preparing. Learn tips, get sample tests, past papers, and more from IDP. We even offer 30 days of free online practice to get you better prepared for your examination.
If you have any questions, require special arrangements, or anything else, please speak to your test centre team. They will be more than happy to assist you in any way regarding the IELTS registration and application, as well as information about the test day.

Please read "Notice to Test Takers: Special precautionary measures on Test Day"

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IELTS test format

IELTS is a test of all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test may be on the same day as the other three tests or up to seven days before or after that. The total test time is under three hours.

IELTS for Study in local or overseas

IDP Education can help you gain admission to education institutions. We help you find the best course of study for your needs, submit your university application, guide you through the visa requirements, register for your IELTS test and help you prepare for life in your new country.

IELTS for work and migration

IELTS is accepted as a proof of English language proficiency for study, work and migration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US where English is the main language used in the workplace or the classroom. Each country has its own IELTS scores requirements.

Why take IELTS with IDP Education?

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service to ensure our candidates have the best possible experience when taking their IELTS test.

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