IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken in the past year. 

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, IELTS is on the list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section. 

British Council is a proud co-owner of IELTS.

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