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, professional development, UK visa or TfL licence, 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 Transport for London

Whether you’re applying for a new Transport for London (TfL) Private Hire licence or want to renew your existing licence, you will need to prove your English language level. Click here to book.


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 A2

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 extension visa. 

The A2 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 2 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, Northern Ireland

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  • Birmingham

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  • Cambridge

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  • Cardiff

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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

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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 University

      Aberystwyth International English Centre,

      Llandinam Building

      Penglais Campus, SY23 3DB

      Aberystwyth

      UK

      Tel: (44) 01970 622547

      Email: ielts@aber.ac.uk

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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

      BT20 4TD

      Bangor, Northern Ireland

      UK

      Tel: 44 (0)2892677225

      Fax: 028 9262 6795

      Email: ielts@serc.ac.uk

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  • Bangor, Wales

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Bangor University

      IELTS Office, Neuadd Rathbone,

      College Road, Bangor

      LL57 2DF

      Gwynedd

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)1248383043

      Email: ielts@bangor.ac.uk

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  • Bath

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  • Bedford

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  • Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Queen's University Belfast

      Queen's University Belfast,

      IELTS Test Centre,

      The McClay Library, BT7 1NN

      Belfast, Northern Ireland

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)2890976134

      Email: ielts@qub.ac.uk

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  • Birmingham

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  • Bournemouth

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  • Brighton

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  • Bristol

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    • International House London

      International House,

      16 Stukeley Street

      WC2B 5LQ

      London

      Tel: +44 (0)208 515 0264

      Email: ielts@ihlondon.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

      Staffordshire, DE14 3RL

      Burton on Trent

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)1283494452

      Email: ielts@bsdc.ac.uk

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  • Cambridge

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  • Canterbury

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  • Cardiff

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    • Cardiff University

      IELTS Office, Cardiff University

      2-4 Park Grove,

      CF10 3BN

      Cardiff

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)2920879156

      Email: ielts@cardiff.ac.uk

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  • Chelmsford

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  • Coventry

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • International House London

      International House,

      16 Stukeley Street

      WC2B 5LQ

      London

      Tel: +44 (0)208 515 0264

      Email: ielts@ihlondon.com

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  • Derry, Northern Irelnad

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • SERC - South Eastern Regional College

      25 Castle Street, Lisburn, Co. Antrim,

      Northern Ireland BT27 4SU

      Lisburn

      Northern Ireland

      Tel: 02892 626768

      Fax: +44 (0)2892626795

      Email: ielts@serc.ac.uk

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  • Eastbourne

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  • Edinburgh

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  • Exeter

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  • Glasgow

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    • INTO Glasgow Caledonian University

      INTO Glasgow Caledonian University

      2nd floor CEE Building

      70 Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

      Glasgow

      Tel: +44 (0)1412731944

      Email: into.ielts@gcu.ac.uk

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  • Guildford

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • University of Surrey

      IELTS Test Centre Elizabeth Fry Building,

      University of Surrey

      GU2 7XH

      Guildford

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)1483689912

      Email: ielts@surrey.ac.uk

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  • Harrogate

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  • Leeds

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  • Leicester

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  • Lisburn, Northern Ireland

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • SERC - South Eastern Regional College

      25 Castle Street, Lisburn, Co. Antrim,

      Northern Ireland BT27 4SU

      Lisburn

      Northern Ireland

      Tel: 02892 626768

      Fax: +44 (0)2892626795

      Email: ielts@serc.ac.uk

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  • Liverpool

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • University of Liverpool

      English Langugae Centre Cypress Building,

      University of Liverpool, Chatham Street,

      L69 7ZR

      Liverpool

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)1517942722

      Email: ielts@liverpool.ac.uk

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  • London

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  • Manchester

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • University Language Centre, Manchester

      Oddfellows Hall,

      97 Grosvenor street

      M1 7HF

      Manchester

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)1613068991

      Email: ielts@manchester.ac.uk

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  • Newcastle

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • International House London

      International House,

      16 Stukeley Street

      WC2B 5LQ

      London

      Tel: +44 (0)208 515 0264

      Email: ielts@ihlondon.com

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  • Nottingham

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    • University of Nottingham

      International Office, C Floor, YANG Fujia Building

      Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road

      NG8 1BB

      Nottingham

      UK

      Tel: +44 (0)115 95 14419

      Email: ielts@nottingham.ac.uk

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    • International House London

      International House,

      16 Stukeley Street

      WC2B 5LQ

      London

      Tel: +44 (0)208 515 0264

      Email: ielts@ihlondon.com

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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:

    • University of Reading

      IELTS Administrator

      Room 201, Edith Morley Building

      Whiteknights Campus, RG6 6AA

      Reading

      United Kingdom

      Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 6223

      Email: ielts@reading.ac.uk

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  • Rugby

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Warwickshire College Rugby Campus

      Warwickshire College Group, Rugby College,

      Technology Drive

      CV21 1AR

      Rugby

      UK

      Tel: +44(0)1788 863071

      Email: ielts@warwickshire.ac.uk

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  • Sheffield

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  • Southampton

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    • University of Southampton

      Faculty of Humanities

      Avenue Campus

      SO17 1BF

      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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  • York

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