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About IELTS

What is IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the past year.
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IELTS on Paper or Computer

You now have the choice of taking IELTS on paper or on computer in several locations.
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Why take IELTS with the British Council?

British Council is an English and assessment authority who administers three million examinations in over 850 towns and cities worldwide annually. Take IELTS with the British Council to enjoy a world-class test experience.
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IELTS for the UK

With a strong reputation for research and education, UK universities and colleges attract some of the world’s leading academics and industry professionals.
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IELTS for the USA

Would you like to study in the USA? IELTS is accepted by over 3,000 institutions in the USA.
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IELTS for Australia

IELTS is the most popular English language proficiency test for students, workers, and migrants to Australia.
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IELTS for New Zealand

Those who wish to work or migrate to New Zealand must meet the minimum standard of English required by the New Zealand Government. The government requests IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency for many visas.
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IELTS for Canada

Would you like to study in Canada? IELTS can help to get you there! IELTS is accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as evidence of English language proficiency. If you are applying to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level in Canada, it is likely that you will be required to present your IELTS result as part of your application.
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IELTS for Hong Kong

With a unique blend of cultures from both East and West, Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and competitive cities in world, attracting students from all over the globe to experience the fusion of impressive traditions and modern innovations.
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