What can IELTS do for you?

Discover a world of opportunity with IELTS

IELTS test scores are accepted as proof of English language ability at thousands of universities, colleges and workplaces around the world, and also by immigration authorities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

IELTS can help you to work, study or move abroad and make your dreams a reality.

Moving to a new country

If you're looking to emigrate, an IELTS test score will put you on the right path to getting your visa. Score requirements are different from country to country and may depend on the visa that you are applying for.

Select a country to discover what level of English they require

Studying abroad

Millions of students study abroad every year. If you want to study in a country where English is spoken, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, or the USA, IELTS could be the key to your future.

Gain valuable experience, attend world-class institutions, and boost your chances of employment by studying abroad.

Our IELTS Academic tests are recognised by over 12000 colleges, universities and professional bodies, including those in non-English-speaking countries where courses are taught in English.

We make it easy for you to share your test results with the institutions you've applied to so you can secure your place and future success.

Working abroad

Employers and professional bodies around the world rely on IELTS to help them select the right people.

Taking an IELTS test can boost your chances of employment as it shows your employer that you are committed to working and living in the country.

Which industries ask for IELTS?

Having an IELTS score may be necessary for registration with professional bodies in sectors where English-language competence is critical to the work.

Many professional registration bodies representing healthcare accept IELTS and they cover jobs in nursing, medicine, and pharmacy. Required proficiency levels vary between organisations and professions, by country and by jurisdiction. It is up to individual professional registration bodies to determine the IELTS band score and test type (Academic or General Training) they require.

Other professional bodies that may require an IELTS result include those in accounting, engineering, law and veterinary practice. Employers in finance, government, construction, energy, aviation and tourism may also require IELTS.

Find out which professional bodies accept IELTS


With IELTS, the world is a smaller place. I sat the test before leaving Japan and received a band score of 8.5, satisfying visa requirements.

Pavel, employee, large accounting firm, Australia


The IELTS test opened the door for me.

Harritapak Kiratisaevee, Bangkok, Thailand; graduated from University of Liverpool (UK)