IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than two million IELTS tests are taken each year.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 9,000 organisations in 140 countries accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.

There are three different IELTS exams available. Please refer to your immigration agent, employer or university to find out which exam pertains to you.

If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, IELTS is on the list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find out more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section.

You can choose how you take IELTS:

Book a paper-based IELTS test

Book a computer-delivered IELTS test

Find out more about paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS.

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