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Payment for IELTS test

The official IELTS test cost $445 (including GST) in 2024. Payment is required at the time of your online application. Note that some locations may be subject to an additional surcharge.

The price for the exam is the same whether you take IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic. There is no separate registration fee, payment processing fee, or late payment fee.

Book your IELTS test

Is there a fee for late bookings?

With IELTS, there are no additional fees for late bookings.
We understand that there are times where you need to sit for a test and need your results quick. 

Last minute IELTS booking 

  • Book your IELTS test up to 72 hours before your test 

  • No “late” fees 

  • Quick results

How to check your IELTS test fee and book your test?

Most New Zealand test centres charge $445 for an IELTS test. So, if you need to sit an IELTS test in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch the price will be the same. But, if you want to sit your IELTS test in a regional location or the Pacific, the test fee might be higher as some locations may be subject to an additional surcharge.

If you want to know the exact fee you have to pay for your IELTS test, you can start the registration for your preferred test date and time.

How do you register for your IELTS test and find the test fee? 

  • Find your closest IELTS Test Centre

  • Choose the format that works for you.
    First, choose between IELTS on paper and IELTS on computer.
    Then, choose between IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training.

  • Choose your preferred test date and time.

  • Click “Book now.” 

  • Complete all the steps in the registration form (don’t worry, you can always cancel your booking).

  • On the payment page, you will see the test fee for your IELTS test. 

How can I pay for my IELTS test?

There are a few ways to pay for your IELTS test. Every test centre will have different payment options available. Generally you will be able to use the following payment methods available: 

  • Credit card / Debit card

  • PayPal 

  • Alipay 

You can choose to pay using a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card. Make sure your card is valid and activated for online transactions.

Pay for your IELTS test online – in a safe and secure way 

We want to make sure your payment is as secure as the test itself. When you book your IELTS test, you will notice that the website you visit is secure.

Do you want to verify that you have a secure payment gateway? Look at the URL of the website.
If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. Need more info on this? You can read our disclaimer.

Tips for booking your IELTS test

Book early 

Just like a university exam, an English test requires preparation. Even if you are a native English speaker.
If you book your IELTS test early, you can take advantage of a free online preparation course. You get access to this special preparation course after you book your test. 

IELTS on computer

IELTS on computer is available up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week, giving you more flexibility. You also get your results much quicker, in 3-5 days.
We’ve got some free IELTS on computer practice tests for you. This way, you know exactly what to expect. 

IELTS Academic or General Training

Did you know that the IELTS General Training test is the only non-academic test available for migration to New Zealand? The IELTS General Training test examines your English using every-day, non-academic English.
Make sure to always check with your migration agent, education consultant or workplace to find out which IELTS test you need.

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.