IELTS is the world’s leading test of English for higher education and migration. Over 1.4 million people take IELTS every year, and this number is growing rapidly.
More than 6000 universities, government bodies and professional organisations accept IELTS scores, and there is a growing demand for IELTS preparation services and courses. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
IELTS is used by educational institutions to assess language ability for courses that are delivered in English.
Educational institutions in many countries rely on IELTS, including top universities in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada.
Universities and tertiary institutions use the IELTS Academic module for their entry requirements.
Schools, colleges and some vocational institutions use the General Training module for their entry requirements.