IELTS for study

You can take the IELTS Academic test or the IELTS General Training test depending on the level of study in an English-speaking country.

The IELTS Academic test is for you if you plan to study in higher education or if you are seeking professional registration. It will assess whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English is the language used.

The IELTS General Training test will measure your English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. It is appropriate for you if you plan to study in high school or a vocational training program.


If you plan to study in higher education or seek professional registration in an English-speaking country, you might need to take an IELTS Academic.

The General Training test looks at your English-language capabilities in a work or social environment. If you plan to study in secondary education, enroll in vocational training, move abroad for work or migrate to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, you might need to take an IELTS General Training.

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI are the exact same test in terms of format, content, scoring and level of difficulty. The only difference is an IELTS for UKVI test is approved by the UK Home Office for work, study and migration purposes.

If you take an IELTS for UKVI test, your test report form will be a little different to show you have taken an IELTS for UKVI test at an approved test centre.

The price of the Academic for UKVI test is 78 KD.

When booking  your IELTS test, you  are  given the option to have your IELTS results sent up to up to 5 nominated institutions. If  you have  already taken the test  and would like to send your results to a recognising organisation, contact the  test centre  where you sat your exam. They will be able to help. Note that  there may be additional fees  for this.