About us

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test

IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council; IDP IELTS; and Cambridge University Press & Assessment. As internationally focused organisations, we are committed to academic excellence and cultural understanding – ideal providers of international English testing.

British Council

British Council connects people worldwide with the learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in more than 140 countries worldwide.

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IDP: IELTS Australia

IDP: IELTS Australia is a subsidiary of IDP Education, one of the world's leading international education organisations offering student placement in Australia, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. IDP Education is an ASX listed company that is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities and has more than 45 years' experience in international higher education. IDP: IELTS Australia manages a network of more than 100 IELTS test centres in over 60 countries. 

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Cambridge English

Cambridge English is part of the University of Cambridge. We develop and produce world-leading exams and tests for learners and teachers of English. 5.5 million of our assessments are taken every year* in more than 130 countries. Around the world over 25,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability. Cambridge English exams are backed by over 100 years of expertise and experience in English language testing.   
Cambridge English is part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment – a not-for-profit organisation. 
*Average number of assessments delivered in the last five years 

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