The world's most trusted English test

Empowering people to live, work, and study abroad.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you achieve your ambition of working, studying or moving to a country where English is spoken.

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What makes IELTS different?

For more than 30 years IELTS has set the standard for English language testing. Trusted by governments, employers and educational institutions - we've helped millions of people to achieve their goals.

An IELTS test result is trusted by governments, organisations, and institutions across the world. Wherever you want to go, IELTS can help you get there. Find out who accepts IELTS results.

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Test of choice for governments, universities and employers

A global partnership

Jointly owned by the British Council; IDP IELTS; and Cambridge University Press & Assessment - IELTS combines global presence with a commitment to academic research.

Setting the standard for language testing
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Test types

The IELTS test assesses Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Whether you’re applying for university, for a visa, or to a professional association – we provide specialist tests to suit your needs.

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