IELTS Academic – get ready for a higher education environment
TThe IELTS Academic test measures whether you have the level of English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
Take this test if you want to:
- study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level anywhere in the world
- apply for Tier 4 Student Visa at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor in the UK
- work in a professional organisation in an English speaking country.
You can choose between paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS Academic.
If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and ImmigrationI or IELTS Life Skills.
What does the fee include? Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more.
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. When you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will take place in an official British Council IELTS test centre, whether your choose paper-based or computer-delivered.
Your Speaking test may be offered up to a week before or after the Listening, Reading and Writing tests. You will receive notification in advance about your Speaking test.
You will receive notification about your Speaking test date a week in advance. If you choose a computer-delivered test, you have a free choice of Speaking test dates.