The British Council's priority is the health and well-being of IELTS test takers and staff. We have advised IELTS test centres to close temporarily, based on advice from the UK and Irish Governments.
IELTS for UKVI test centres are open in some locations. See IELTS for UKVI locations below to book your test.
IELTS for UKVI Academic and General Training and IELTS Life Skills are approved Secure English language tests (SELT) by the UK Home Office for visa applications to the UK.
All British universities and colleges accept IELTS Academic results. This means you may not need to take an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test but can submit an IELTS Academic result. Before booking your test, make sure to check which test you need with the organisations you are applying to.