Why accept IELTS?

IELTS is the world's most popular test for verifying English language ability. Every year we deliver over 3 million tests for people who want to live, work and study in English-speaking countries.

With access to test takers from more than 140 countries, IELTS can help you select the right students, build professional talent at your organisation, and attract qualified individuals to your country.

Setting the standard

IELTS sets the standard for English language assessment. Supported by decades of research and rigorous security measures, our tests ensure that people have the vital skills they need to communicate effectively in an English-speaking environment, and to succeed and thrive.


IELTS actively avoids cultural bias. Our tests consist of questions that are relevant to the way people use English in their academic or working life, giving everyone the opportunity to succeed.


IELTS is subject to the highest quality controls and enhanced security procedures, giving you results you can trust.

Professional assessment

Every test is assessed by qualified Examiners who undergo rigorous training and continuous monitoring.

Your globally trusted English language test
IELTS tests booked worldwide every year.

The globally trusted language test

IELTS is the only English language test that is accepted by all key immigration authorities for visa applications and migration purposes. This includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

The tests

We offer flexibility to choose the test that suits your needs. IELTS Academic is suited to those who will be entering a higher learning environment, whereas IELTS General Training focuses on a test taker’s proficiency in a practical, everyday context.

All IELTS formats include a face-to-face Speaking test with a qualified Examiner. We believe this approach allows institutions and employers to identify test takers who can communicate effectively in English.

Join us

Find out more about the benefits of accepting IELTS results.