IELTS is accepted by over 11,500 organisations in more than 140 countries. These include:

  • universities, schools, colleges and training organisations
  • government departments and immigration authorities
  • professional and industry associations
  • multinational companies and employers.

Please contact the organisation you are applying to confirm that they accept the type of test you are choosing (e.g. IELTS Academic taken in a test centre or Online). If you are taking IELTS for migration purposes, you need to take your test in a test centre.

Note: If you are taking part in the IELTS for UKVI (online) pilot, your test results will be accepted by UKVI. 

The search tool below helps you to discover whether your preferred organisation accepts IELTS and what score you will need to work or study there.

You can search by organisation name, country, state or city to find institutions that accept IELTS.