Open doors with IELTS

Even as we busy ourselves getting through today, we often have an eye on tomorrow, wondering what it holds. How tomorrow turns out to be is up to us – it can be just like today, or it can mean something more, a future that is full of potential. Whether you picture yourself starting a new job, moving to a new country to make a fresh start, travelling alone for the first time, making new friends or experiencing new cultures, IELTS can help you get there, turning your vision of tomorrow into a reality.

If you are planning to study abroad, whether it is AustraliaCanada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the US or any other destination, then IELTS is the right test for you.

IELTS is also accepted by every immigration body that asks for an English language test. If you are looking to progress in your career, or move abroad to start a new job or to start life anew with your family, then IELTS is your passport to making it happen.

Whether you are planning to study, live or work abroad, making such an epic journey takes some preparation. Perhaps the soundest advice we can offer is this: give yourself enough time to prepare for IELTS. Taking IELTS with the British Council means you get extensive support and guidance from an experienced and trusted test provider. We offer IELTS webinars and Study PackIELTS Coachquality preparation materials that include practice tests, and a seamless test day experience from start to finish.

Taking IELTS with the British Council

The British Council is a trusted and experienced English language test provider. Wherever it is you wish to go, taking IELTS with us will help you get there. Here are some ways in which we can make your IELTS journey an enriching experience.

  • Free access to a last-minute preparation course, 'Road to IELTS':  it includes nine videos giving advice and tutorials, 100 interactive activities, and two IELTS practice tests for each of the four skills. 
  • Convenient dates and locations: there are more than 800 official British Council IELTS test centres across the world, all of which are conveniently located and have modern facilities.
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free: you can have them sent free of charge to institutions you are applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities).
  • Easy booking and guidance from friendly, professional staff: you can book the test online, or in person, and pay using a convenient method. Our experienced staff will help you every step of the way to make sure that your IELTS journey runs smoothly.

If you are thinking of moving abroad for travel, work or study, book your IELTS test with the British Council and get closer to attaining your goals.

Who accepts IELTS

Find out who accepts IELTS here.

IELTS is accepted by over 11,000 organisations in more than 140 countries. These include universities, schools, colleges and training organisations, government departments and immigration authorities, professional and industry associations, and multinational companies and other employers.