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IELTS scores are accepted by over 8,000 recognising organisations and delivered in 900+ locations worldwide.

In the last year, 2,000,000 people took the IELTS test.

Opening Hours     

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Saturday & Sunday Closed
   

  

Test Dates 2016

The test fee for 2016 is £150.00

Date (2016)Version
December 15 Academic

 

Test Dates 2017

The test fee for 2017 is £153.00

Date (2017)Version
January 12 Academic
February 16 Academic and General Training
March 30 Academic
April 20 Academic
May 25 Academic and General Training
June 08 Academic
July 20 Academic
August 03* Academic and General Training
October 05 Academic
November 02 Academic and General Training
December 14 Academic

* date to be confirmed

 

Academic or General Training?

IELTS has two versions – Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

The Academic test is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study at a tertiary level (an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher or Further Education) in an English-speaking country. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.

The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test.

These definitions are to be used as a general guide only and it is strongly recommended that you also check the English language requirements with your recognising organisation directly to ensure that you sit the correct test version for your needs.

Applying for an IELTS test at Aberystwyth - by Post or Online

Applying by Post

To apply for an IELTS Test by POST please send the following items to the address at the bottom of the screen

* Your completed IELTS application form.

A blank IELTS application form is available to download here

IELTS Application Form

* A photocopy of your passport

* Your payment of £150.00

Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to "Aberystwyth Univeristy". If you would like to pay by credit or debit card please complete the IELTS Credit/Debit Card Authorisation Form 2016 and post it to the IELTS Administrator with your other documents.

IELTS Credit-Debit Card Authorisation Form 2016

(Please note - as of 1 January 2014 candidates are no longer required to provide passport-sized photographs with their IELTS application form).

It is important to familiarise yourself with the IELTS rules and regulations. These are laid out in the Notice to Candidates which is included with the application form. When you sign the application form, you are confirming that you have read and understood the IELTS rules and regulations and agree to abide by them.

Once we have received your application we will process it and then send you a letter confirming your place in the post. Read this letter carefully as it will give details of the location of the test and timings for the day.

Applying Online

Please visit Aberystwyth's Online Registration System at

https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/aberystwythuniversity

This will reserve a place for you on the test but your test place is not secure until we confirm it. To receive confirmation of your place you must post the following items to the Aberystwyth centre:

* A photocopy of your passport

* Your payment of £150.00

Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to "Aberystwyth Univeristy". If you would like to pay by credit or debit card please complete the IELTS Credit/Debit Card Auhtorisation Form 2016 (above) and post it to the IELTS Administrator with your other documents.

These documents must arrive at our office within 5 days.  If they do not then we will cancel your online application.  Once your documents have arrived your application with be processed and a letter confirming your place will be sent to you.

(Please note - as of 1 January 2014 candidates are no longer required to provide passport-sized photographs with their IELTS application form).

The test day

On the day of the IELTS test you must present an original and current passport. We cannot accept photocopies (even if they are certified copies from a Solicitor) or letters from the Home Office. You will not be able to sit your exam without a valid passport.

If you are an EU citizen, you may use your National ID card for registration instead of a passport. Please note that only EU citizens can present their National ID card instead of a passport. On the day of the test, you must present the same identification document you used when you completed your application form.

Test day registration will start at 9.00am. The test will begin promptly at 10.00am. If you arrive after 9.45am you will not be able to take the test. Candidates may be photographed at registration and before the speaking test. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are administered during the morning. You will then be allocated a speaking interview time in the afternoon. Be prepared to be at the test centre for the entire day, as the interviews may go on until 5.30pm.

Candidate Identity Verification

IELTS is enhancing its security systems in order to keep pace with evolving technology. All IELTS candidates will now have their photo and fingerprint scan taken by IELTS staff before the test. The photograph taken by IELTS staff will then appear on the IELTS Test Report Form.

Your digital photograph and all personal data will be used only for the purpose of the IELTS test. Refusal to comply with IELTS identity verification will prevent you from taking the test, and you will not be eligible for any transfer, cancellation or refund.

After the test

Results

Your Test Report Form (TRF) will be posted to you 13 calendar days after the test date. We are not permitted to give results by fax, over the phone or by email. Alternatively you can collect results from the International English Centre on the day they are released. Collection in person must be arranged with the IELTS Administrator in advance.

Keep your TRF in a secure place as you only receive one copy. Up to five copies of your TRF will be posted to the relevant institution(s) you have listed on your IELTS application form. Regular postage is free of charge. Charges for courier services and/or overseas postage will be passed onto candidates.

Preview Your Results Online

You can usually preview your provisional results online 13 calendar days after the test date, and they will remain online for 28 days after the test date.  This online preview cannot be used as official confirmation of your IELTS results. 

https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/CheckResults.aspx

Enquiry on Results (EOR)

If a candidate is not satisfied with the score on their TRF then they have the option to have any, or all, sections of their test remarked. The process is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR) and costs £60.00 (this fee is refunded to you if your band score for any module increases). A copy of the EOR form will have been sent to you with your Test Report Form. If your wish to apply for an EOR you must contact the IELTS Administrator immediately. Please note that an EOR must be requested no later than 6 weeks from the date of your test. Any requests for a remark after 6 weeks will not be permitted.

Your test will then be reviewed by a Senior Examiner at the British Council and their decision is then final. The results of an EOR may take up to eight weeks to be returned from the British Council.

Further Details

Further information about booking the IELTS test, preparing for a test and receiving your results can be found on the IELTS website.

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