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IELTS exams

Why IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. Last year, more than 2 million people took the tests all over the world. IELTS is globally accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations.

IELTS test takers can choose between two versions of the test – Academic (AC) or General Training (GT) – depending on their academic or professional aims, or their visa requirements. All candidates take the same listening and speaking components, but different reading and writing components.

Download detailed information about the test format.

You also can find out more from the IELTS website, the British Council IELTS page and the IELTS official Facebook page.

Why Westminster?

We are the second-largest IELTS testing facility in the UK and deliver the IELTS test to 7,000–8,000 candidates each year. Our exam centre is based in central London, only a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus and Warren Street underground stations.

We offer the IELTS test on three Saturdays per month throughout the year. All four test components, including the speaking test, are held on the same day, in the same place. We provide comfortable and friendly exam conditions, and our wall-mounted speakers give a better quality of sound during the listening test.

Schedule

Test date Module (AC/GT)
Results date
6 September 2014 AC only 19 September 2014
20 September 2014 AC and GT 3 October 2014
27 September 2014 AC only 10 October 2014
18 October 2014
AC and GT
31 October 2014
25 October 2014
AC only 7 November 2014
1 November 2014
AC only 14 November 2014
8 November 2014 AC only 21 November 2014
22 November 2014 AC and GT 5 December 2014
6 December 2014 AC only 19 December 2014
13 December 2014 AC and GT TBA

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Fees

The 2014 IELTS exam fee is £140.

What our candidates say

In a recent survey over 90% of our candidates said that our staff were friendly and helpful, and 85% would recommend us to a friend.

Here is what some of our candidates said about taking their IELTS test at the University of Westminster IELTS Test Centre:

"If I was to do it again, I would do it at the same place. Everything was very well organised."

"Everything was great."

"Excellent registration system! You make the difference."