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Why choose IELTS?

  • organisations recognise IELTS worldwide

  • English testing expertise

  • IELTS tests taken worldwide

One test, countless possibilities

IELTS is one of the most trusted, widely accepted, and accessible English language proficiency tests in the world.

Your IELTS results are accepted by 12,000 organisations in over 140 countries worldwide, which includes universities, colleges, schools and governments, as well as professional and industry bodies. 

You can use your IELTS results for migration, work, & study applications in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

"Good IELTS results will definitely help you with your job hunt – especially when you’re looking for a language-related career." Peter Pei, IELTS test taker to RMIT sessional teacher

Why choose IELTS in New Zealand?

Worldwide recognition

IELTS is a trusted English-language test that is accepted by more than 12,000 organisations across the globe, from education institutions to employers, as well as government and professional bodies.

Your IELTS, your choice

IELTS on computer or paper. Academic or General Training. With IELTS, you choose how you take your test. Your IELTS, your choice.

IELTS One Skill Retake

IELTS is the only major test to offer One Skill Retake. You can now retake any component of the test; Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking. It's perfect if you want to improve on one area instead of redoing a full test.

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?

Why IELTS is the trusted choice

35 years of English testing experience. More than 4 million tests taken worldwide.

Worldwide Recognition

  • list?.image?.title12,000 organisations worldwide in more than 140 countries accept IELTS.
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS is used around the world for a variety of purposes, including for work, study, and migration.
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS is the only test recognised by select professional industries for registration.

Your IELTS, your choice

  • list?.image?.titleThere are two IELTS tests to choose from, depending on your needs – IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training.
  • list?.image?.titleChoose which format you’re more comfortable with – IELTS on paper or IELTS on computer.
  • list?.image?.titleIf you are planning to take an English test for the UK, you can take IELTS UKVI or IELTS Life Skills A1 or B1.

IELTS One Skill Retake

  • list?.image?.titleIELTS is the only major English test to offer One Skill Retake.
  • list?.image?.titleRetake one skill of the IELTS test without having to take a full test to improve your score.

Face-to-face Speaking test

  • list?.image?.titleSpeak with a human examiner in the IELTS Speaking test, in a private and quiet room, so you can focus more.
  • list?.image?.titleYour examiner can slow down, repeat and clarify questions, and won’t ‘time out’ on you.

Ready to book your IELTS test?

Achieve your visa, work, and study goals with IELTS. Find your closest test centre and book your test now.