More people go more places with IELTS

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

Take IELTS with British Council to help you on your way.


Over 2 million IELTS tests were taken in the last year.

Find out why more people go more places with IELTS.


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IELTS is widely regarded as a fair measure of English language ability.

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