How to apply

You can make an application to take the IELTS test either online or in person.


Date Module Results date Fee
25 March 2017 Academic 7 April 2017 £155
8 April 2017 Academic and General Training 21 April 2017 £155
29 April 2017 Academic 12 May 2017 £155
6 May 2017 Academic 19 May 2017 £155
13 May 2017 Academic and General Training 26 May 2017 £155
20 May 2017 Academic 2 June 2017 £155
3 June 2017 Academic 16 June 2017 £155
17 June 2017 Academic and General Training 30 June 2017 £155
24 June 2017 Academic and General Training 7 July 2017 £155
8 July 2017 Academic and General Training 21 July 2017 £160
15 July 2017 Academic 28 July 2017 £160
20 July 2017 Academic 2 August 2017 £160
12 August 2017 Academic 25 August 2017 £160
19 August 2017 Academic and General Training 1 September 2017 £160
9 September 2017 Academic 22 September 2017 £160
30 September 2017 Academic and General Training 13 October 2017 £160
21 October 2017 Academic 3 November 2017 £160
28 October 2017 Academic and General Training 10 November 2017 £160
4 November 2017 Academic 17 November 2017 £160
11 November 2017 Academic and General Training 24 November 2017 £160
25 November 2017 Academic 8 December 2017 £160
2 December 2017 Academic and General Training 15 December 2017 £160

Online application

Apply and pay online

Once you apply online you will be required to make an online payment and email us the following within three calendar days:

  • the receipt number
  • a copy of a valid identification document , which must be of the same passport or EU national identity card selected in the application. The copy must show your picture, name, date of birth, passport or ID number, signature and expiry date.

Please include all copies in one file. Applications for which we do not receive the necessary documents within three calendar days will be cancelled without notice and payments will be subject to our three-week cancellation policy (see below).

Applying in person

You can also come to our centre and apply in person. 

IELTS Test Centre
University of Westminster
32–38 Wells Street
London W1T 3UW

Our opening hours are: Tuesday 3–5pm, Wednesday 10am–1pm and Friday 11am–1pm.

Please note the office will be closed on 28 June 2017 because of staff training.

You must bring with you:

  1. One of the following identity documents:
    • a valid passport.
    • a national ID card (EU nationals only)
  2. Payment (credit or debit card – we do not accept cash or cheque payments).

We regret we cannot register you without one of the identification documents listed above. All identification documents must be originals.

Payment can be made by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Solo/Maestro).

Please note that we do not accept cash payments, American Express, Visa Electron or swipe-only cards. Please make sure your card is not one of the above as you will lose your place if your card is not accepted. We cannot process your application until we have received full payment.

Group bookings

We welcome group bookings (10 or more candidates) well in advance from institutions. For further information please contact us. Smaller groups can book online here.

UK and visas immigration applications

We are also able to accept English language testing applications from UK and Visas Immigration applicants who have recently taken an English language test in the UK or Ireland with another SELT provider, and who are now required to submit other evidence of English language proficiency.

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3506 9900 to find out how to apply.


Results will be available online from 10am on the 13th calendar day after each test (usually a Friday). The Test Report Forms will be available for collection from our office at 32–38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW, between 11am and 1pm on the 13th calendar day after the test. When collecting your results you must bring an appropriate ID. Results not collected by 1pm on this day will be sent to each candidate’s address by Royal Mail first class post.

Test cancellation and transfer

Requests can only be made more than five weeks before the test date. They must be put in an email and received by 3pm on the Friday five weeks before your test date. There is a £40 admin fee for cancellations and transfers.

Download the IELTS terms and conditions.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations.