You can take your test at one of our official test centres on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

Tests we offer 


Available test dates

IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre (paper or computer)

EUR 205

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IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer)

EUR 215

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IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer)

EUR 215

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IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre

EUR 175

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What does the fee include? Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more.

What you need to book

  1. A valid identification document. When you register, you’ll need to upload a scan of your ID. It must be valid at the time of booking and on the test day. If you're under 18, your parents will also need to complete the Parent consent for candidates under 18 form. IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.  
  2. A bank card or your bank details. You can pay for your test either through our online booking system (by MasterCard/Visa) or via bank. Find out more about how to pay. To pay via bank transfer please follow this instruction: 

  • Intesa San Paolo Bank
  • Account name: BRITISH COUNCIL
  • Account number: EUR – 30545235301
  • IBAN code EUR: AL 59208111010000030545235301

* Please note that if you decide to pay via a bank transfer you'll be required to send the copy of the payment slip via email at, the moment you make the payment at the bank, or as soon as you can. You need to send the payment slip within 2 calendar days from the moment you've made the payment.

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date
  • your access to IELTS Ready Premium

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the format, the different exam components and test results.

IELTS terms and conditions

Read the terms and conditions for taking IELTS with the British Council.