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IELTS for institutions

The IELTS test is trusted by over 10,000 organisations, including universities, professional bodies, employers and migration authorities. 

IDP Education is a proud co-owner of IELTS alongside the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English. 

IELTS is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test. It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the USA and many other places around the world where English is a language in the workplace or the classroom.

The test for study − Thousands of the world’s most reputable universities and colleges will accept your IELTS results as evidence of your English language proficiency. 

The test for professionals − Professional registration bodies in many fields will accept an IELTS result, including accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and teaching bodies in many countries. If you choose IELTS as the test you take to enter university, you will be familiar with the IELTS test format when you sit it again for professional registration. 

The test for migration − IELTS is required by governments in more countries than any other English language test as a requirement for migration. The government migration authorities of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS results.

IELTS on computer is now available

The world’s most popular English language test for work, study and migration can now be taken on computer.

Test takers can choose to take their test on computer or paper, giving them added confidence to help them perform at their best on the day. Quicker processing with Computer-delivered IELTS means that scores will be available to test takers 5 to 7 days after the test has been completed. As a recognising organisation, you will receive and be able to verify results sooner.

With computer-delivered IELTS, test centres are able to offer more tests dates and sessions.  Computer-delivered IELTS takes place in dedicated computer labs which will have the most up-to-date technology.

Find out more about computer-delivered IELTS.

IELTS requirements

Each organisation sets its own IELTS score requirements. Find out more information and access resources.

Research grants

Educational institutions and suitably qualified individuals from across the globe are invited to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects in relation to IELTS.

IELTS information sessions

These IELTS information sessions will provide insight into the test and deepen your understanding of the level of language proficiency each IELTS band score represents. 

Expressions, the IELTS newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter aimed at educational organisations, professional associations, commercial organisations and government bodies which use IELTS results to help select the right people.

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