United Kingdom

United Kingdom

IELTS is a high stakes test and we take a multi-layered approach to test security, including measures before test day, on test day and after test day. These mechanisms ensure that the integrity of the test is upheld at all times. With over 50 test locations and up to 3 test dates per month, booking your IELTS test in the UK has never been easier. Whether it's for your student visa, emigration, legalising your stay in the UK or for professional development, take IELTS - the world’s leading secure English language test.

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IELTS

Test Fee

There will be a fee for this test which may vary depending on your choice of Test Provider.

Availability

You can take IELTS with a number of independent Test Providers within the UK. Collectively, IELTS tests are provided up to four times a month at test centres across the UK. 

IELTS booking checklist

Prior to selecting your UK IELTS Test Provider we advise you to carry-out the following activities before starting the booking process:

  • Check your required IELTS test type - There are two versions of the test, IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. You will need to know which type of test you are registering for prior to booking. For more information, see which version of IELTS is right for you?. 
  • Prepare your Identity documentation - You may need a photocopy of your valid passport or national identity card where appropriate (on test day you must bring the same identification as used for booking). As an added measure to enhance IELTS test security, all participants are required to have their photograph taken by IELTS administrative staff on their test day.
  • Prepare a means of payment - Requirements vary so check with your UK Testing Provider.

Select your UK based Training Provider

You will find a comprehensive list of UK based IELTS training providers in the 'IELTS Test Providers' list below.  Please browse through them and select the one that suits your requirements.


IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration purposes

The fee for IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration is GBP 200.

The fee for 'IELTS Life Skills' is GBP 150

Please note: The following information is applicable to 'IELTS for UK Visa and Immingration (UKVI)' purposes only.

IELTS for UKVI tests types

If you need to prove your English language abilities as part of a UK Visa and Immigration application then you may need to take an IELTS test via a Test Centre approved by the UK Home Office. A vareity of tests are available. Before booking, check which test you need and the level you need to achieve: UK Visas and Immigration website.

Test Type

For information

IELTS Academic for UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking professional registration in the UK. The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS General Training for UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK and for those wishing to train or study below degree level. The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS Life Skills A1

This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the Family, Spouse or Partner visa.

The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The test involves Speaking and Listening.

IELTS Life Skills B1

This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the citizen or settlement visa.

The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The test involves Speaking and Listening.

Training Provider Options

IELTS for UKVI and IELTS for Life Skills are provided by the UK Home Office approved centres detailed under the 'IELTS for UKVI Test Providers' listings below. For all other purposes see the 'IELTS Test Centre' list.


Find a testing provider in UK.

IELTS Test Providers
IELTS for UKVI Test Providers
  • Belfast

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  • Birmingham

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  • Cardiff

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  • Chelmsford

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  • Edinburgh

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  • Guernsey

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  • Isle of Man

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  • Jersey

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  • London, Central

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  • London, North

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  • London, West

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  • Manchester

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  • Portsmouth

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  • Aberdeen

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  • Aberystwyth

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Aberystwyth

      International English Centre

      Penglais Campus

      Aberystwyth

      UK

      Tel: 01970 628669

      Fax: 01970 622546

      Email: ielts@aber.ac.uk

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  • Bangor

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  • Bangor, Northern Ireland

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • South Eastern Regional College – Bangor

      Castle Park Road

      Bangor

      Tel: 02892677225

      Fax: 02892626768

      Email: ielts@serc.ac.uk

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  • Bath

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  • Bedford

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  • Belfast

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Queen's University Belfast

      IELTS Test Centre

      Information Services

      10 College Park

      The McClay Library at Queen’s

      Belfast

      UK

      Tel: 02890976134

      Email: ielts@qub.ac.uk

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  • Birmingham

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  • Bournemouth

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Richard Language College

      43-45 Wimborne Road

      Bournemouth

      UK

      Tel: 01202 203080

      Fax: 01202 555874

      Email: ielts@rlc.co.uk

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  • Brighton

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  • Bristol

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • International House

      IELTS Office

      International House Bristol

      2 Queens Avenue

      Bristol

      UK

      Tel: 0117 906 7666

      Email: ielts@ihbristol.com

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  • Burton on Trent

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Burton and South Derbyshire College

      Lichfield Street

      Burton on Trent

      Staffordshire

      UK

      Tel: 01283 494452

      Email: ielts@bsdc.ac.uk

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  • Cambridge

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  • Canterbury

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  • Cardiff

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  • Chelmsford

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  • Colchester

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Colchester English Study Centre

      19 Lexden Road

      Colchester

      UK

      Tel: 01206 840290

      Fax: (+44) (0)1206 761849.

      Email: ielts@cesc.co.uk

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  • Coventry

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  • Eastbourne

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  • Edinburgh

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  • Exeter

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  • Glasgow

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • University of Glasgow

      IELTS Test Centre, University of Glasgow

      Bute Gardens

      Glasgow

      UK

      Tel: 0141 330 4220

      Fax: 0141 330 4114

      Email: ielts@gla.ac.uk

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    • INTO Glasgow Caledonian University

      INTO Glasgow Caledonian University

      2nd floor CEE Building

      70 Cowcaddens Road

      Glasgow

      Tel: 0141 273 1944

      Fax: 01413318080

      Email: INTO.IELTS@gcu.ac.uk

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  • Guildford

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • University of Surrey

      School of English and Languages

      Guildford

      UK

      Tel: 01483 68 9912

      Fax: 01483 689505

      Email: ielts@surrey.ac.uk

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  • Harrogate

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  • Hastings

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  • Leeds

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  • Leicester

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  • Lisburn

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • South Eastern Regional College – Lisburn

      25 Castle Street

      Lisburn

      Northern Ireland

      Tel: 02892677225

      Email: ielts@serc.ac.uk

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  • Liverpool

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • University of Liverpool

      English Language Centre

      Chatham Street

      Liverpool

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)1517942722

      Fax: +44 (0)1517942739

      Email: ielts@liv.ac.uk

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  • London

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  • Manchester

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • ULC, Manchester

      University Language Centre, Oddfellows Hall,

      Oxford Road

      Manchester

      UK

      Tel: 0161 306 8991

      Fax: 0161 306 3396

      Email: ielts@manchester.ac.uk

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  • Newcastle

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  • Norwich

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  • Nottingham

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  • Oxford

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  • Peterborough

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  • Plymouth

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  • Portsmouth

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  • Reading

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • The University of Reading

      IELTS Administrator

      Room 203, HumSS Building

      International Study and Language Institute. Whiteknights Campus

      Reading

      United Kingdom

      Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 6223

      Email: ielts@reading.ac.uk

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  • Rugby

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  • Sheffield

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  • Southampton

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Southampton University

      Centre for Language Study

      Avenue Campus

      Southampton

      UK

      Tel: 023 8059 8918

      Fax: 023 8059 3849

      Email: ielts@soton.ac.uk

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  • Sunderland

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  • Torquay

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  • Wrexham

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  • York

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