Booking your IELTS test is easy. You can view your IELTS test dates, enter your information and book your IELTS test online.
Our test centre staff are there to help you – just ask!
Before you book your IELTS test, you need to:
ONE: Choose whether you should take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training
Remember there are 2 versions of the IELTS test. To find out which one is most suitable for you, you can:
TWO: Check suitable test dates
You can check the test dates in your area by clicking here.
Remember test places are assigned on a first come first served basis.
In order to register for an IELTS test in Germany, you should:
When you send your application form you will also need to include:
Please also note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.
Once we have received all of your documentation by post, and within the 5 days deadline you will receive the final email of confirmation.
If we do not receive your documentation within 5 days we regret that we will have to cancel your registration and you will have to repeat the procedure.
Normally, the deadline for applying for a test is 3 weeks before the test date. However, if there are places still available after this time, it might be shorter than that. Always check the application deadlines on our dates page.
Please note: once your application has been submitted, you cannot go back to change your details.
You will receive the exact address of your test venue and further test day information by e-mail approximately a week before your test date.
As an added measure to enhance IELTS test security, all participants may be required to have their photograph taken by IELTS administrative staff on their test day. Please make sure that you review the instructions supplied to you after you have booked your test.
This additional security arrangement will provide further protection for genuine candidates against imposters who attempt to take the test on behalf of others. Please note that your photograph and all personal data will be used only for the purpose of the IELTS test. All personal data is stored securely to prevent loss or abuse of personal data.
Make sure you read and accept ‘IELTS test terms and conditions’ when you register for the test.
The terms and conditions contain important information, including details of test day arrangements such as:
The IELTS test has been designed to be a fair test. Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability that you may have.
WHAT SORT OF HELP CAN I GET?
If you have a visual impairment, we can provide enlarged print and Braille test papers or an amanuensis to write answers on a Braille word-processor.
If you have hearing difficulties, we can arrange special amplification equipment or a lip-reading version of the Listening module.
If you have learning difficulties, for example dyslexia, we can arrange a word processor, voice-activated software or extra time for the Reading and Writing tests.
Whatever your needs, please contact us to discuss them as soon as possible. Your request must be supported by original medical documentation not older than 2 years and with a diagnosis written in English or German.
In this case your application must be supported by medical evidence, which should meet the following criteria:
Additional criteria apply in the case of applications for Special Arrangements for candidates with specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia):
The medical evidence must be in the form of a report prepared in a period no more than two years before the test date.
Test centres require three months’ notice to put special arrangements in place. They need to confirm arrangements with Cambridge ESOL, and modified versions of the test may need to be prepared (for example, in Braille). In Germany candidates with special needs can choose to take the test only in Berlin or Cologne.
If you are genuinely ill on the day of or during the test you should let the test supervisor know. Special consideration may be given to test takers who report their illness on the day.
For cancellations received no later than five weeks before the test date, the test fee will be refunded, less an administration charge of 25% of the test fee.
Change of Test Date
One change of test date is possible and free of charge if the request is received no later than 5 weeks before the exam. Please note that the new date must then be within three months of the original date.
To change your test date, please download and complete our Transfer/Refund form and send it via post or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that you must sign the form.)
Illness on the Test Day
If you are ill on the test day we need the following documents from you within five working days of the test date:
If we have not received both the required documentation by the fifth working day after the test, you will be marked as absent and forfeit all claims. Copies sent by fax or e-mail are not accepted.*
Please note that we do not accept sick notes issued by family members.
If both documents reach us within the deadline, you have two options:
Candidates who receive a transfer to a new test date (either before the test or due to illness) and who are ill on the second test date are not entitled to a refund of the test fee nor to any further transfer to a new test date.
Please note that refunds can take 4 to 6 weeks to process.
*We recommend sending medical certificates by registered mail.
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