International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment (formerly Cambridge ESOL) and delivered through more than 800 test centres and locations in over 130 countries.
IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is designed to test English at all levels. This means that anyone can take the test. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
There are two modules to choose from - Academic and General Training. The Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and those seeking professional registration. The General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English speaking country, and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILTY TO ASCERTAIN WHICH MODULE YOU NEED BEFORE BOOKING, BY CHECKING WITH THE RELEVANT INSTITUTION OR IMMIGRATION AUTHORITY.
Next available date:
18 January 2014 - Academic and General Training.
Dates for 2014 are now available - please note that the test fee for 2014 is £135.00.
The speaking exams are always conducted on the same day as the test, and can be any time between 1:30pm and 7:30pm. Candidates need to ensure they make themselves available between these times. You will be given your speaking test time during registration on the test day.
Please remember that you will need your passport on the day of the the test to take the IELTS exam. We do not accept passport photocopies, nor letters from the Home Office, under any circumstances.
We require 5 weeks notice to cancel your test date, and 3 weeks to transfer your test to a different test date. All requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are unable to guarantee that we can meet your request to transfer or cancel your exam.
How to register:
We only accept online registration.
Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION
After completing online enrolment You will receive an email confirmation of your test date within 3 weeks. Please check your spam folder, as the confirmations are sent as a pdf attachment and may be redirected to spam by your service provider.
Tel.: +44 (0)23 8059 8918
The IELTS Centre is open 9:00-17:00, Monday to Friday. We are closed on weekends.
Finishing your registration:
Please register online first, before proceeding to online store. You must ensure you click on submit my application to complete the registration.
Payment without registration will not guarantee you a place on the test.
You will receive a receipt of payment by email.
Please then send a copy of the personal details page of your passport, and two recent passport photographs (preferably in JPEG or PDF format, not smaller than 130x130 pixels and not bigger than 10KB) as an email attachment to email@example.com. Alternatively you can also post your photographs and the copy of your passport to:
Your test date will be confirmed within 3 weeks, only if we receive all required documents.
If you wish to transfer or cancel a test date for which you have registered, please refer to Things to know before you register for further details of our transfer and cancellation policies and fees.
Unless you request otherwise, your results will be released by post to the address you supply during registration, 13 days after the test date. Please allow a few days for the results to reach you. It is your responsibility to ensure that your address is accurate and complete. Please provide full details, including house or flat number, street name, town/city, country and postcode or zip code as appropriate, in the relevant fields within the application form.
Please do not try to fit your whole address on the first line.
You can also preview your results online from 10am, 13 days after your test date, using the following link:
You will need your Candidate Number and Identification Document number to do this. You will receive your Candidate Number on the day of the test itself.
Please note that this online result is provisional and should not be used as official confirmation of your achievement.
Available Test Dates 2014
The test fee for 2014 is £135.00.
18 January 2014 - Academic and General Training
15 February 2014 - Academic and General Training
15 March 2014 - Academic and General Training
05 April 2014 - Academic and General Training
10 May 2014 - Academic and General Training
07 June 2014 - Academic and General Training
19 July 2014 - Academic and General Training
16 August 2014 - Academic and General Training
20 September 2014 - Academic and General Training
18 October 2014 - Academic and General Training
01 November 2014 - Academic and General Training
06 December 2014 - Academic and General Training
Past Test Dates 2013 - Registration Now Closed
7 December 2013 - Academic and General Training
9 November 2013 - Academic and General Training
12 October 2013 - Academic General Training
21 September 2013 - Academic and General Training
17 August 2013 - Academic and General Training
27 July 2013 - Academic and General Training
8 June 2013 - Academic and General Training
25 May 2013 - Academic and General Training
13 April 2013 - Academic
23 March 2013 - Academic and General Training
23 February 2013 - Academic
16 February 2013 - Academic
12 January 2013 - Academic and General Training
For further information about taking the IELTS test at the University of Southampton, please contact the IELTS Administrator at the following address:
Faculty of Humanities
University of Southampton
Room 1121, Building 65, Avenue Campus
Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 8918