IELTS is the world’s number one English language test. For more than 30 years we have set the standard for testing, helping millions of test takers and thousands of organisations to get results they can trust.

Tests to suit your needs

IELTS is accepted by more organisations than any other English language test. Backed by rigorous academic research, our tests ensure that candidates have the language skills they need to succeed in your organisation.


No other test is used by more universities, colleges, or academic institutions.


Accepted by more governments than any other English language test.


Employers across the world rely on IELTS to select the right people.


Professional bodies or peak body rely on IELTS to identify candidates with the language skills they need to succeed.

Why accept IELTS?

IELTS is the world's most popular test for verifying English language ability. If you work in an English-speaking country, use English with international colleagues, or teach courses in English, IELTS sets you and your team up for success.

Quality and fairness

IELTS has a well-earned reputation for fairness, reliability, and exacting standards. Every test taker is treated equally, no matter their nationality, gender, or background.

Systems and safeguards

IELTS is subject to the highest quality controls, enhanced security procedures, and integrity management practices.

Research backed

IELTS tests are based on decades of rigorous academic research.

Setting the standard for language testing
More than 11,500 organisations trust IELTS.

The tests

IELTS offers multiple tests that assess English language skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.


Suitable for higher education, IELTS Academic is specifically designed for those who want to study in an English language environment.

General Training

Ideal for schools, colleges, employers, professional associations, and immigration bodies. IELTS General Training assesses everyday English skills.

UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration in the UK.

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IELTS One Skill Retake

IELTS One Skill Retake allows test takers to reattempt one of the four skills from each complete IELTS test: Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking.

Verifying IELTS results

Organisations that accept IELTS are given complimentary access to the IELTS Results Verification Service. Secure, free, and simple to use, it helps to ensure the accuracy and validity of applications.

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Join thousands of organisations across the globe who trust IELTS for their English language assessment.