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

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.

Find IELTS test dates

Tests we offer Fee Available test dates
IELTS Academic - in centre (paper or computer) ZAR 4600.00 Find a test date
IELTS General Training - in centre (paper or computer) ZAR 4600.00 Find a test date
IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) ZAR 4900.00 Find a test date
IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) ZAR 4900.00 Find a test date
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre ZAR 3100.00 Find a test date

What does the fee include? Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more

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 am and 12.00 pm. Afternoon sessions are usually between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. 

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.