International English Language Testing System
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than 3 million IELTS tests are taken each year.
Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 10,000 organisations in over 140 countries - including 3,000 in the USA - 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.
The IELTS test is designed to help you use English in your new life in Germany or abroad. In less than three hours, it will assess all of your English skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Results are ready in just 13 days.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test. Designed by experts in English language assessment and trusted around the world, you can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills.
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.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.