IELTS for study
Over 5.3 million students study abroad every year. Many students study in English-speaking countries, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.
Studying in an English-speaking country offers lots of opportunities. It can also allow you to specialise in a particular field or gain employment once you have finished your education.
IELTS is recognised by more than 11,000 organisations, including educational institutes and professional bodies. Some universities in non-English-speaking countries also require an IELTS score for courses taught in English.
IELTS Academic is suitable for those wanting to study at an English-speaking university. You can also take IELTS Academic for professional registration purposes.
IELTS Academic can be taken in a test center on paper or on computer Before booking your test, please check which formats of the test your organization accepts.
IELTS at a test center
If you take IELTS at a test centre, you can request to send your IELTS results to a maximum of five organisations free of charge – there is a fee for sending results to additional organisations. You can request for your test centre to send your results to your chosen organisations.
If you take IELTS Online, you can send your IELTS results to as many organizations as you wish, with no additional fee. IELTS Online results are provided in an electronic format.
IELTS General Training
IELTS General Training is required for applications to work in and migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test features everyday English language skills that you will need in social and workplace environments.
The IELTS General Training test is also suitable for those applying to study at an English-speaking school or college below degree level.
Which IELTS test type is right for me?
If you want to move to an English-speaking country to study, then you should take the IELTS Academic test.
For work or immigration, the IELTS General Training test is recommended.