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IELTS for study

Accepted as evidence of English proficiency by 10,000 institutions

An IELTS certificate is recognised as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 10,000 education and training providers worldwide. Some universities in non-English speaking countries require an IELTS score, where courses are taught in English.

IELTS Academic

The IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study.

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IELTS General Training

This IELTS test is suitable for those applying to train or study at below degree level, as well as those wishing to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

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IELTS for work

Many professional registration bodies and employers rely on IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency.

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).