IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than 2.5 million IELTS tests are taken each year.
Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 9,000 organisations in 140 countries accept IELTS, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies
IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.
If you are applying for a visa to stay in the UK, IELTS is on the UK Home Office’s list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.