About IELTS

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IELTS has been testing English language for more than 25 years. Take advantage of free IELTS support tools and join more than 3 million test takers each year.

Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study, migration, and professional ambitions. They know IELTS is accepted at more than 10,000 organisations globally and is the most respected test of English in the world.

IELTS in New Zealand

Today, IELTS is available at more than 1,100 test centres globally, including 15 test venues across New Zealand. We know getting the results you need is important. That’s why IELTS is not only is the most respected test of English in the world, but we also offer you more free practice material than any other language test. IELTS services are designed to help you succeed.

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Free IELTS services that help you succeed

Preparing and sitting for an English language exam can make you feel nervous and stressful. We understand what you may be feeling and we’re here to help you prepare, gain confidence, and do the best in can in your test. You can access a range of free IELTS support tools. And if you need more assistance preparing? Our Customer Support team is available through chat support and email.

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New Zealand test venues
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Why choose IELTS in New Zealand?

Your IELTS, your choice

Computer-delivered or paper-based. Academic or General Training. With IELTS, you choose how you take your test. Your IELTS, your choice.

Face-to-face Speaking Test

Speak with a human examiner in the IELTS Speaking test, in a private and quiet room. Your examiner can slow down, repeat and clarify questions, and won’t ‘time out’ on you.

Free online preparation

Get a free online preparation course with your test booking and access a range of official practice material to help you do your best.

Get help when you need it

Get easy, fast and friendly advice with our dedicated IELTS Customer Support . Contact us now via live chat or send us an enquiry and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Why is IELTS the preferred English language test? Have a look through these Frequently Asked Questions:

Who are the providers of IELTS?

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP Education and Cambridge Assessment English. As internationally focused organisations, we are committed to academic excellence and cultural understanding – ideal providers of international English testing.

How does IELTS compare to other tests?

More than 3 million people takes IELTS each year, and IELTS is available at more than 1,100 test centres globally, including 15 test venues in New Zealand. To know why people prefer IELTS and how IELTS compares to other English language tests, have a look at this comparison.

What are the IELTS test dates in New Zealand?

Computer-delivered IELTS allows you the flexibility to chose a day and time convenient to you. We test up to 7 days a week, 3 times per day. If you prefer the paper based IELTS test, you can view our test dates here.

How can IELTS support you?

You can access a range of free IELTS support tools. And if you need more assistance preparing? Our Customer Support team is available through chat support and email.

Who accepts IELTS scores?

IELTS is accepted at more than 10,000 organisations globally and is the most respected test of English in the world. Check who accepts IELTS scores here.

IELTS ensures quality and fairness

IELTS is recognised as being fair to all test takers, whatever their nationality, cultural background, gender or special needs. We are transparent in the way we score your test. If you want to find out how your IELTS test is marked, have a look at the marking criteria and scoring. You can learn more about the fairness and quality of the test here.

Achieve your dreams in New Zealand with IELTS

IELTS has been the English test of choice for people wanting to live, work and study in New Zealand for more than 25 years. Find out how you can use IELTS too.

IELTS in New Zealand