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IELTS – one test, countless opportunities

IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test. It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, USA and many other places around the world where English is a language in the workplace or the classroom.

The test for study − Thousands of the world’s most reputable universities and colleges will accept your IELTS results as evidence of your English language proficiency.

The test for professionals − Professional registration bodies in many fields will accept an IELTS result, including accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and teaching bodies in many countries. This means that after completing your studies, you may need to take the test in order to gain professional registration in an English speaking country. If you choose IELTS as the test you take to enter university, you will be familiar with the IELTS test format when you sit it again for professional registration.

The test for migration − IELTS is required by governments in more countries than any other English language test as a requirement for permanent residency. The governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS results.

The test that’s fairer to you – Did you know that IELTS is the only high-stakes English language test where your Speaking test is one-on-one with an examiner in a private room where you will not be interrupted by other test takers? There will be no computers, no technical problems and no distractions.


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Why choose IELTS

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IELTS scores are accepted as proof of your English language skills by more than 9,000 organisations.

Book your IELTS test

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IDP IELTS offers you more than 200 test locations in 45 countries around the world. Find a test centre near you to see test dates, fees and contact information.

Prepare for IELTS

Preparing for IELTS

Be better prepared for IELTS with IDP Education’s range of practice materials, sample test questions and test day advice.

Get your results

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IELTS results are available 13 calendar days after you sit the test. You can preview your results online and some centres may send you a SMS.

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