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2 reasons to take IELTS test in Macau

  1. Easily accessible from Hong Kong and Mainland China (especially Guangdong province)

  2. Convenient test venue

IELTS - The World’s Most Popular High-Stakes English Language Test

IELTS is accepted by more than 12,000 organizations in over 150 countries. Co-owned by IDP: IELTS Australia, Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English-language test for study, work and migration, with more than 3.5 million tests taken last year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect real life use of English - whether for study, work, or play. The IELTS exam is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation and is accepted by over 11,500 institutions worldwide. These include schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies, among many more.

There are two versions of the IELTS test: IELTS General Training, and IELTS Academic. The version you should take depends on your visa requirements and your goals for study or vocation.

IDP Education, Co-Owner and Official Test Centre of IELTS

We are a proud co-owner of IELTS. IDP Education offers the IELTS Academic and General Training tests in more than 2,200 test locations across 80 countries. The IELTS test is co-owned and was co-created by IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Since its launch in 1989, IELTS has become the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test.

Why Choose IELTS?


Many scheduled paper-based tests a month , and results are made available on the 13th day (Paper-based IELTS).


Gives you separate scores in all four skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as an overall band score


As well as the IELTS HKDSE exam for HK students, the IELTS test is available in more than 1000 locations across over 145 countries and transportable all around the world.


IDP: IELTS Australia, Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council jointly own and manage the test.


The IELTS exam integrates the latest techniques in order to test your ability to use the English language, rather than to simply memorize its grammar / vocabulary.


Unique versions, frequent revisions, and stringent testing procedures make IELTS secure enough for government departments and professional bodies in both Hong Kong and across the globe.

Test Arrangement in Macau

The Center for International Cooperation in Education (CICE), who will assist the arrangement on exam day, is the only IELTS registration agent agent accredited by IDP Education (Hong Kong). You might contact CICE or visit for more details.

IDP Education (Hong Kong) is responsible for all IDP IELTS affairs in Macau. Test report forms are issued by Hong Kong office and the results are equally recognized.


IELTS on Paper Test Dates (Macau):

Macau-02.-PB-IELTS-test-date-Feb-24-01 Macau-03.-PB-IELTS-test-date-Mar-24-01 (1) Macau-04.-PB-IELTS-test-date-Apr-24-01 (1) Macau-05.-PB-IELTS-test-date-May-24-01

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the test fee for taking IELTS in Macau?

The fee for taking IELTS in Macau (IELTS Academic/ General Training) is HKD2,600.

Where can I apply for Hong Kong IELTS test in Macau?

You can apply through the online booking portal of IDP Education (Hong Kong) or apply at the Center for International Cooperation in Education (CICE) in person.

Is the result release date different in Macau and in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, general IELTS and IELTS UKVI (paper-based) results are released on the 13th day after the test. On the other hand, test report forms are sent by Hong Kong office to our Macau partner on the 13th day after the test. Our partner will then issue the report forms to test takers; and you could make an appointment to collect the test report in-person.

Which IELTS test can I apply for in Macau?

What is the test fee? IDP Education only provides paper-based IELTS Academic and General Training Tests in Macau at this stage. The test fee is HKD2,600.

When applying for IELTS, what should I pay attention to?

Test takers taking the test in Macau must register with either a valid passport or the Macau Resident Identity Card (BIR). Other identity documents such as the People's Republic of China Resident Identity Card and the Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau (EEP) are not acceptable ID types at registration.

What to expect on test day?

Test takers must bring the passport which has the same information as filled in on your IELTS application form. Please use the same identification document for each part of the test. The staff will verify your identity again before each test.

IDP IELTS Partners

The following partners* are official IDP IELTS Registration Agents:

CICE (Macau)

The Commercial Press Institute of Education

EP Education

iCanfield Group


iStudy Learning Center

Learn Smart Education

Wall Street English (Hong Kong)

WeNET Education

*Listed according to alphabetical order

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