IELTS is the world’s most popular English test for people who want to live, work or study in another country.

IELTS is accepted and trusted by 3,400 institutions in the USA and opens doors to education and employment in the United States. Take your IELTS test with British Council and gain your passport to international opportunity and global mobility.

Study in the USA

Each year, thousands of US colleges and universities accept hundreds of thousands of students from around the world. Major institutions all over the USA recognise that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English. 

IELTS is trusted by the USA’s top 25 universities, accepted by all Ivy League colleges and used by programs at the top 50 US universities with the most international students.

Check the list of institutions and universities in USA that accept IELTS.

Scholarship to study

More than $8.8 billion is given to international students as a financial support for studying in the USA. Most of this aid comes directly from colleges and universities.

Read more information on how you can get a scholarship in the United States.

Studying and working in the USA

Depending on the college or university where you are, you may have the opportunity to work on campus up to 20 hours per week during school term in the first year of study. Holidays and summer vacation, when there is no class, you can work up to 40 hours per week.

Remember that these jobs are not guaranteed and, in general, they pay between $7-10 per hour.

Additional Resources are available to help you understand the options work and studies.

If you would like to study or work in the USA, take the IELTS test.