Covid-19 notice

The British Council's priority is the health and well-being of IELTS test takers and staff. Based on the latest UK Government guidance, we advised IELTS test centres to re-open from 8th March 2021. 

Find your nearest IELTS centre here, and your nearest IELTS for UKVI centre below.

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.

Read more information about IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Choose your region and book your test:

British Isles



Isle of Man






Northern Ireland


If you have any questions about IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills tests in the UK, you can get in touch with our UK contact centre by completing this form.

If you are planning on taking your IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills test outside the UK, you may wish to contact your overseas test centre directly; you can find more information about IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills tests outside the UK by selecting the country/territory where you plan to take your test on the drop down menu on this page.