ELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organisations across the world. IELTS is the only Secure English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa customers applying both outside and inside the UK. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia and New Zealand. In Canada, IELTS is also accepted by the immigration authority.
IELTS exam structure
There are 2 types of IELTS tests:
- General Training IELTS is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training, to gain work experience or to immigrate to New Zealand, Canada or Australia. The tasks check common knowledge and skills in everyday communication situations.
- Academic IELTS is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals who want to study or practise in an English-speaking country.