Where can you take IELTS in South Africa?
We offer a range of convenient test dates in five official IELTS test centre locations across South Africa. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you will need to come to a test centre to sit your test. Find out more.
Test centres offering IELTS on paper
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria
Test centres offering IELTS on computer
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria
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Test schedule / timings
Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. During the pandemic, we are running tests in the morning and in the afternoon. All sessions allow social distancing. Morning sessions are usually between 9.00 and 12.00. Afternoon sessions are usually between 13.00 and 16.00.
If you take IELTS on paper, your Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance.
Choose your Speaking test slot
You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot due to the pandemic, we will notify you by email or phone.
Looking to work, study, or live in the UK?
If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.