Find out everything you need to know about IELTS exams. Discover why IELTS is important, what IELTS stands for, and how to choose the right test for you.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.
Take IELTS in your country/territory:
IELTS continues to be accepted by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for UK visas.
Prepare for your test with a range of free IELTS study materials and resources from the British Council.
Accept IELTS as an official standard of English at your university or institution.
Free resources to help you prepare your students for IELTS.
Apply to become an authorised IELTS registration agent at the British Council.
Interested in becoming an IELTS examiner? Find out everything you need to know about application requirements, training, certification and more.
Schools and institutions - find out how you can partner with the British Council.
Ten lucky IELTS test takers will be given a £3,000 prize to turn their academic dreams into reality.