IELTS Academic – get ready for a higher education environment
The IELTS Academic test measures whether you have the level of English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
Take this test if you want to:
- study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level anywhere in the world
- apply for Tier 4 Student Visa at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor in the UK
- work in a professional organisation in Greece or an English-speaking country.
If you are applying to a UK University that has requested you take an IELTS for UKVI (Visas and Immigration), find out more about IELTS for UKVI.
Fee for IELTS Academic: €201
From January 2020 the fee will be €205.
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. When you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will take place at an official British Council IELTS test centre.
Speaking tests are scheduled to take place either during the week before the written parts of the test, on the day of the written tests or one day after the written tests. For candidates from towns in the provinces or abroad (based on the full postal address provided), the speaking test will be scheduled on the same day as the written examinations.