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IELTS for migration, study and work

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Working in New Zealand after graduating as an international student

Vincent — November 8th, 2020

What is a post study work visa in New Zealand? These visas are also called post graduate work visas. As of November 2020, this visa lets you work for any employer and in almost any job. The Post Study Work Visa lasts between 1 and 3 years depending on the level of your qualification and where you studied in New Zealand. Read more here.

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IELTS test day and Covid-19

IELTS — March 26th, 2020

There is a lot happening in the world right now. We want to show you the additional precautions we have put in place to help protect your health and safety, so you can take your test and get on with pursuing your goals. Please know that IDP’s global community is #InThisTogether as we navigate the restrictions and frequent changes in place due to Covid-19.

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Which IELTS test should I take?

IDP IELTS — July 15th, 2019

Which IELTS test should you take? There are two tests available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do. The Academic test is usually for entry into university. General training is used for migration purposes.

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IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

IDP IELTS — July 20th, 2019

If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? IELTS on computer is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer. Read the benefits of computer here.

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How much does IELTS cost?

IDP IELTS — June 2nd, 2021

What is the IELTS test fee in 2020 and 2021? The cost for an IELTS test in New Zealand is $385.00. The price for the exam is the same whether you take IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic. There is no separate registration fee or payment processing fee. There is also no late payment fee. However, in some locations the test fee can be slightly higher. Read more.