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 centre (on paper or on computer) or remotely online. Before booking your test, please check which formats of the test your organisation accepts.
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 organisations as you wish, with no additional fee. IELTS Online results are provided in an electronic format.
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.
Please check the entry requirements of your organisation before choosing your test.
IELTS for work
Many professional registration bodies and employers rely on IELTS as proof of English language ability.
IELTS for migration
IELTS is accepted for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
A test of four skills
IELTS is a task-based test covering the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).