More than 30 million IELTS tests have been taken since the test was first created in 1989.
Every week, on average, an incredible 60,000 people take an IELTS test. If you are deciding which test to choose, IELTS can help you.
If you want to move abroad and need an English language test, IELTS is the only test that is accepted by these English-speaking immigration authorities:
Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom
You do not need an IELTS test for a visa for the United States of America, but IELTS can still help you on your journey to the USA. Our test is accepted by more than 3,400 colleges and universities in the USA.
Your IELTS results will be recognized and accepted by 11,000 institutions around the world. This means that wherever you want to study, it’s likely IELTS can help.
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for culture and education. Founded as a charity in 1934 they have been working to make a positive contribution to the world for almost 90 years.
Cambridge English was founded in 1913 as part of the University of Cambridge in England. The tests you take with IELTS are based on more than 150 years of test design experience. Our teams help to ensure that IELTS prepares you for work or study in your new country.
IELTS USA is jointly owned by the partners and helps to guarantee that your IELTS test is recognized by thousands of universities and colleges across the USA.
All of the IELTS Partners offer resources to help you learn English and prepare for the test, including courses, books, and videos. We want to help you succeed.
Find all of the tips, advice, and preparation from the IELTS Partners:
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If you would like to handwrite your answers, IELTS is the test for you. Look for our on paper test centres.
If you would prefer to take your test at home or you can’t get to a test centre then you can take IELTS Online.
If you can’t reach a test centre or would prefer to take IELTS at home, you can with IELTS Online.
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