More than 10,000 organizations in over 145 countries recognize IELTS as a true indicator of your English-language skills - from universities to training institutions, government departments and immigration agencies, professional and industrial organizations.

You can use your IELTS score to apply to educational institutions around the world. Multinational companies also accept IELTS as proof of your English-language skills, as well as immigration authorities in Australia, Canada, the UK and in the USA. Some occupations in English-speaking countries require IELTS for professional registration, such as nursing and teaching.

Each organization sets its own minimum band score for entry, so make sure you find out the IELTS entry requirements needed for your application. Make sure to check the IELTS band score you need before taking the IELTS test so you can best prepare.

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What is IELTS?

IELTS is a secure English-language test that is accepted by more than 10,000 organisations across the globe, from education institutions to employers, as well as government and professional bodies. IELTS is not an exam.


IELTS assesses your English-language proficiency across four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking in either an academic, higher education or practical, everyday setting.

IELTS success stories

A compilation of IELTS success stories with many different test takers sharing their experiences and how IELTS helped shape their global career.

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