IELTS Academic Exam Information


International English Language Testing System

The world's most popular test of English language for higher education and global migration. Educational institutions, employers and government immigration agencies often require proof of English language as part of their recruitment or admission procedures. IELTS is widely accepted for these purposes. This English exam is suitable for those seeking to migrate to an English-speaking country or to gain entry to a university where the language of instruction is English. It is also an entry requirement for certain professions in the UK such as Medicine & Law. IELTS is the only Secure English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa customers applying both outside and inside the UK. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia, New Zealand & Canada.  There are 2 types of this exam: Academic and General Training.  Most IELTS English language training courses cater for students taking the Academic exam, as this accepted at universities all over the world.

IELTS helps you to:

Work or study at university level in an English-speaking country

Prove your English language abilities and skills

Achieve your personal goals both professionally and educationally

Reasons to choose IELTS:

Results are available in a very short time period 13 calendar days

The test can be taken in over 1,100 locations, in more than 140 countries worldwide

More than 10,000 organisations around the world accept IELTS as proof of language ability

Pros:  The most widely-recognised English language exam in the world for Higher Education

Cons:  Only valid for 2 years

Best suited to:  Those who require a visa to settle in the UK, Canada or Australia.  Medical professionals looking to practice in the UK under General Medical Council  (GMC) rules.  Students who wish to study at university in an English-speaking country.

CEFR Level: A1 to C2

English Test Format: Paper-based

No of Papers:  4

How long is the exam in total?  2 hours 45 minutes

Skills Tested:  Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

How long until I get my test score?  13 calendar days

How long is the test valid for? 2 years

The London Exam Centre (Platinum Centre)  Tuition House 27-37 St George's Road Wimbledon, London SW19 4EU United Kingdom Open
International House London (West London) Horsenden House 891 Greenford Road GREENFORD UB6 0HE United Kingdom
Lewisham Southwark College Waterloo Centre 25 The Cut London, London SE1 8LE United Kingdom
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College Gliddon Road Barons Court London W14 9BL United Kingdom
Eurocentres Central London Eurocentres - Eltham 70 Court Road London SE9 5NP United Kingdom
University of Westminster 101 New Cavendish Street 2nd floor London W1W 6XH United Kingdom
British Council – Mobile Testing Solutions Ltd Horsenden House GSM (MTS), 891 Greenford Road London UB6 0HE United Kingdom
Regent's University Gliddon Road Barons Court London W14 9BL United Kingdom
International House London Central 16 Stukeley Street London WC2B 5LQ United Kingdom Open
University of Bath Claverton Down Bath, Somerset BA2 7AY United Kingdom Internal
Melton College York 137 Holgate Road York, Yorkshire YO24 4DH United Kingdom Open
Sussex Downs College Ecat House Cross Levels Way Eastbourne, Sussex BN21 2UF United Kingdom Internal
Basil Paterson College  66 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 4NA United Kingdom Open
Centre of English Studies Harrogate 8A Royal Parade Harrogate, Yorkshire HG1 2SZ United Kingdom Open
Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth International English Centre Llandinam Building Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3DB United Kingdom
Acton Construction and Stem Centre Mill Hill Road Acton London W3 8JH United Kingdom
Bangor University IELTS office Neuadd Rathbone College Road Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DF United Kingdom
Bellerbys College Brighton 1 Billinton Way, Brighton BN1 4LF United Kingdom
Cardiff University IELTS Office 2-4 Park Grove Cardiff, Glamorgan CF10 3BN United Kingdom
Centre of English Study Leeds Oak House 94 Park Lane Leeds, Yorkshire LS3 1EL United Kingdom
Chaucer College University Road Canterbury, Kent CT2 7LJ United Kingdom
City of Sunderland College IELTS Office Washington Campus Stone Cellar Road Ulsworth NE37 2NH United Kingdom
Eurocentres Brighton 20 North St Brighton, Sussex BN1 1EB United Kingdom
Eurocentres Eltham 70 Court Road London SE9 5NP United Kingdom
Eurocentres Cambridge 57 Bateman Street Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1LR United Kingdom
International House Chelmsford Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford CM1 1SQ United Kingdom
International House Coventry City College Coventry 50 Swanswell Street Coventry CV1 5DG United Kingdom
International House (City College Nottingham) Carlton Road Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG3 2NR United Kingdom
International House (University of Suffolk) Waterfront Building 19 Neptune Quay Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ United Kingdom
International House Birmingham Birmingham Metropolitan College Matthew Boulton College, 1 Jennens Road Birmingham B4 7PS United Kingdom
International House (Newcastle College) 21-33 St George George Street Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 7JL United Kingdom
International House (Silbury Campus) 200 Silbury Boulevard Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 1LT United Kingdom
International House (University of Cumbria) Alexandra Building Bowerham Road Lancaster LA1 3JD United Kingdom
International House Cambridge University East Road Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT United Kingdom
International House London (Galway Cultural Institute) Galway Cultural Institute Salthill, GALWAY United Kingdom
International House London MTS Edinburgh Edinburgh College Granton Campus 350 West Granton Road Edinburgh EH5 1QE United Kingdom
International House Peterborough Anglia Ruskin University Guild House, Oundle Road Peterborough PE2 9PW United Kingdom
International House London (East London) London Academy of Excellence 322 High Street Stratford, London E15 1AJ United Kingdom
International House London (North London) Alderman Suite Wood Street Barnet, London EN5 4AZ United Kingdom
International House Bristol Bristol Grammar school University Rd Bristol BS8 1SR United Kingdom
INTO Glasgow Caledonian University 2nd Floor CEE Building 70 Cowcaddens Road Glasgow United Kingdom
INTO University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park Norfolk NR4 7TJ United Kingdom
King's School Oxford 21 St Michael's Street Oxford OX1 2EB United Kingdom
Language Specialists International 1-13 Lord Montgomery Way Portsmouth United Kingdom
Leicester College Abbey Park Campus Painter Street Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 3WA United Kingdom
Mayflower College 1 Radford Road Plymouth PL1 3BY United Kingdom
Queen's University Belfast IELTS Test Centre The McClay Library Belfast BT7 1NN United Kingdom
Richard Language College 43-45 Wimborne Road Bournemouth BH3 7AB United Kingdom
SERC - South Eastern Regional College 25 Castle Street Lisburn County Antrim BT27 4SU United Kingdom
Southall Community College Beaconsfield Road Southall, Middlesex UB1 1DP United Kingdom
Torquay International School Ltd Samuel Alexander Building WG.12 The University of Manchester, Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL United Kingdom
University of Liverpool English Language Centre Cypress Building, University of Liverpool Liverpool L69 7ZR United Kingdom
University of Nottingham International Office, C Floor YANG Fujia Building Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB United Kingdom
University of Reading IELTS Administrator, Room 201, Edith Morley Building The University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus Reading RG6 6AA United Kingdom
University of Sheffield 78 Hoyle Street Sheffield S3 7LG United Kingdom
University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities Avenue Campus Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom
Warwickshire College Rugby College Technology Drive Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 1AR United Kingdom
Islington Centre for English 97 White Lion Street Islington London, London n1 9pf United Kingdom Open

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