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IELTS test fees

The IELTS test fee is 160 GBP. Candidates will be required to pay the equivalent amount in Ethiopian Birr (ETB). Please check with the British Council office for the current exchange rate.

Mode of payment: cash payment order (CPO) made out to British Council from any branch of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia


If you are taking IELTS in Mekele, the IELTS test fee to be confirmed. 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 location

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.

Upcoming test dates


02 Thursday

Academic & General

18  Saturday

Academic & General


13  Thursday


29  Saturday

Academic & General


11 Thursday


27 Saturday

Academic & General

Available tests

Select a location below

Addis Ababa

Venue: British Council, Comoros Street Next to British Embassy

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
08/09/2018 IELTS Academic 08/09/2018 Apply now
08/09/2018 IELTS General Training 08/09/2018 Apply now