IELTS is an English language test for study, migration or work. Over three million people take our test every year. IELTS is accepted by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies around the world.
The IELTS test is also the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes, by all countries that require one. In less than three hours, the IELTS test assesses all of the English skills necessary for academic purposes or for living abroad: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
5 reasons why IELTS is top choice
Global reach extends across 140 countries. From Geneva to Jakarta, Ankara to Addis Ababa, no matter where you are, you are never too far from an IELTS test centre.
More than 11,000 organisations across the globe recognise IELTS as a true indicator of English language skills. From leading universities, training institutes and government departments to immigration agencies, employers, and professional and industrial organisations, IELTS remains the gold standard of English language testing.
It is foolproof system in place to ensure all tests are assessed in a fair and accurate manner. IELTS tests are designed through a rigorous process: from extensive test design and development to validation.
The rigour of the IELTS test experience prepares you for greater challenges in life, enabling you to unlock your true potential.
For some permanent residency (PR) options, IELTS can be a quick path to adding valuable points to your application. For example, for Subclass190 (Skilled Nominated category), it takes at least 8 years of skilled employment in Australia to score 20 points for work experience. To secure the same amount of points for education, you would need a Doctorate (PHD) from a recognised university that can cost many thousands of dollars and take up to four years to complete. For the same PR category, you can add 20 points for English language proficiency if you score Band 8 on all IELTS test parts (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking). With a reasonable amount of practice using the right resources, at IDP we believe anyone can achieve this score.