British council

Take IELTS exam

Good English language skills are essential to study in the UK.

All UK universities will ask you for an English language test certificate as part of your application. The level that you need to achieve depends on the course and university you are applying for.

All UK universities accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as proof of English ability. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, accepted by more than 11,000 organisations worldwide. The British Council is a proud co-owner of IELTS.

Don't miss our webinar to help you with your exam.
Not the right date or time for you? Just register and you will get the recording!

Do you have a personal question?
Use the chat function and a delegate will contact you. 


You can find out more about IELTS tests by visiting

Check the specific language requirements of your chosen university by visiting their website, or ask a university representative when you book a one-to-one conversation with them.

IELTS Coach is a personalised online coaching service with IELTS experts offered by the British Council. The service has three packs including different number of credits. The credits can be used for different sessions such as personal needs analysis, group or private classes.

Here is more information available on IELTS Coach | English Online | British Council

The British Council offers a wide range of free preparation materials and resources to prepare you for the IELTS test. Visit for more information.