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IELTS test fees

The IELTS test fee is ETB 3900. The amount should be paid by a cash payment order (CPO) made out to British Council from any branch of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. 

Please note that the above mentioned amount will be applicable only up to 30 September 2016 and from 1 October 2016 the IELTS test fee will be ETB 4300.  

If you are taking IELTS in Mekele, the IELTS test fee is ETB 4700. The amount should be paid by a cash payment order (CPO) made out to British Council from any branch of the Commercial Bank.

  • Once you have completed the online registration process, please bring us the following within 5 working days; 
  • A copy of the email confirming that you have been registered online; 
  • A valid copy and original of your passport or national ID card;
  • Test fee in CPO;
  • If we do not receive the above documents within 5 working days, your application will automatically be cancelled.

Examination dates and locations

You can take the IELTS test in Addis Ababa and Mekelle. Please visit the takeielts website to get all the necessary information to book your test. Registrations take place online and are processed by the British Council in Addis Ababa.

Places are assigned on a first-come first-served basis, so we recommend that candidates register two months before their chosen test. Check live information on test place availability. Please note, once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, the test will no longer appear on our online registration system.

Venue details

The exact location of the venue will be communicated to candidates one week before the exam date.

For all applications and information requests, please contact the British Council Ethiopia directly.

Available tests

Addis Ababa

Venue: British Council, Comoros Street Next to British Embassy

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
21/01/2017 IELTS General Training 19/01/2017 Apply now
16/02/2017 IELTS Academic 01/02/2017 Apply now
16/02/2017 IELTS General Training 01/02/2017 Apply now
25/02/2017 IELTS Academic 26/01/2017 Apply now
25/03/2017 IELTS Academic 23/03/2017 Apply now
25/03/2017 IELTS General Training 23/03/2017 Apply now
30/03/2017 IELTS Academic 28/02/2017 Apply now