More than 10,000 institutions and organizations worldwide accept IELTS results. These include universities, colleges, professional registration bodies, employers, and governments. You have a choice of two versions of the IELTS exam, the IELTS Academic exam and IELTS General Training exam.

IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: IDP IELTS Australia, the British Council, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is the world’s most popular high-stakes, English-language test and candidates sat over 3 million tests around the world last year.

Whether you need an English language qualification for work or study, at home or abroad, the IDP IELTS team is here to welcome you. Tests are held up to 48 times per year, on selected Thursdays and Saturdays.

IELTS Overview