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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. Millions of IELTS tests taken each year.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 12,500 organisations in 140 countries accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.

IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, IELTS is on the list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section. 

The British Council is a proud co-owner of IELTS.

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