With 18 experienced test centres, your choice between General Training and Academic tests, our extensive preparation materialsexternal icon and outstanding customer support with IELTS Customer Connectexternal icon, IELTS New Zealand will always be the most trusted measure of your English skills.

Why should I choose IELTS New Zealand?

  • IELTS tests your speaking skills with a human examiner, so it’s just like real life conversation. We can pause, repeat and rephrase. We can also increase or decrease the level of difficulty to suit your skill level and accents are no problem for us to interpret. Find out moreexternal icon

  • IELTS has the widest range of official preparation material. When you book your IELTS testexternal icon, you get 30 days free access to an online training courseexternal icon. You can also access a range of preparation resources on our website. 

  • IELTS has a community of millions around the world. Sometimes there’s nothing better than speaking with people who are just like you. 

  • When you choose IELTS, you become part of a network of people around the globe. Connect with them on our Facebook pageexternal icon . 

  • IELTS has fast, accessible, friendly customer service. Getting help for IELTS is just a few clicks away with IELTS Customer Connectexternal icon – they’re a dedicated team of friendly support agents waiting to hear from you for any of your questions.

Where can I take IELTS in New Zealand?

  1. IDP Education has been delivering the IELTS test in Australasia since 2009 through our network of custom-built IDP IELTS test centres. We offer both IELTS computer-deliveredexternal icon and paper-based tests at IDP IELTS Aucklandexternal icon and paper-based tests at IDP IELTS Northlandexternal icon

  2. The IELTS centre at the ELA is part of the University of Aucklandexternal icon and has been delivering tests since 2000. It’s New Zealand’s largest provider of IELTS, offering test-takers at least three opportunities per month to sit their IELTS test and a range of preparation coursesexternal icon

  3. Located in the student town of Dunedin, The University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year offer the IELTS test at the Dunedinexternal icon university campus, and also at their QRC campus in Queenstownexternal icon

  4. The IELTS Unitec Institute of Technologyexternal icon in Mt Albert has been delivering IELTS tests for over 20 years. They are proud to offer both computer-delivered IELTS and paper based IELTSexternal icon

  5. The ARA Institute of Canterburyexternal icon is the largest vocational institute in the South Island and have been offering the IELTS test for more than 20 years. 

  6. The University of Waikato offers IELTS testing at their award-winning test centre in Hamiltonexternal icon and Taurangaexternal icon

  7. Massey University offers both IELTS computer-delivered and paper-based tests in Aucklandexternal icon, at their Albany Campus and Wellingtonexternal icon. Paper-based IELTS tests are also offered at Palmerston Northexternal iconNew Plymouthexternal icon & Nelsonexternal icon

  8. The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technologyexternal icon offers IELTS testing at their Rotorua campus. 

  9. The IELTS Test Centre at the Victoria University of Wellingtonexternal icon is part of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies and is located in the Kelburn Campus of the university. 

  10. University of Canterbury – Centre for Assessment & Monitoringexternal icon is situated on the Dovedale Campus in Christchurch. They offer IELTS paper-based tests.