Be better prepared for your IELTS test!

Who Accepts IELTS?

Over 10,000 organisations globally accept IELTS. As the most popular test for higher education and working abroad, it gives you a huge number of options.

See the full list

For a full list of universities and organisations that will accept your IELTS score, visit

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United Kingdom

IELTS is accepted by UK Visas and Immigration.
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Over 1,000 organisations in Australia accept IELTS, including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
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United States

Over 3,400 institutions in the USA accept IELTS.
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IELTS is accepted by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and by over 350 institutions.
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New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand accepts IELTS along with several other organisations.

Globally recognised

IELTS is recognised in Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands and many other countries around the globe.
University, schools, training colleges and tertiary institutes
Government departments and agencies
Professional and industry bodies
Companies and employers

What IELTS score do you need?

Universities, colleges, employers and migration bodies each set their own IELTS score requirements, depending on the level of English they require for their purposes. This is why the score you are asked to demonstrate for entry to high school is different from the score you are asked to demonstrate for professional registration. It's always best to confirm the score you need directly with your chosen organisation.

To find the institutions /organisations who accept IELTS scores, please visit