Are you planning to study or seek professional registration? Or do you want to work or migrate to an English-speaking country?

Remember that IELTS is not just a test. It’s an empowerment journey. The IELTS test experience prepares you for great challenges in life, enabling you to unlock your true potential. It gives you more options for the future.

When will I get my IELTS results?

Getting your IELTS results is easy. If you take IELTS on computer, you will get your results within 3 to 5 days of sitting your test. If you choose to take the paper-based test, your results will be available 13 days after your test.

Your results are reported as band scores which range from a band 0 to a band 9, with each band corresponding to a level of English-language proficiency. You will get an overall band score, as well as one for each section of the test - Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

We give you the option to receive your test results via SMS or through our secure online portalexternal icon.

Your IDP counsellor can help with any IELTS questions that you have and help you to book your test.external icon

Where are IELTS scores accepted?

IELTS results are accepted in more than 140 countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada.

IELTS results are also accepted by more than 11,000 organizations including:

  • Universities, schools, training colleges and tertiary institutes

  • Government departments and agencies

  • Professional and industry bodies

  • Companies and employers

Make sure you visit the relevant government or institutional websites to confirm whether you need to take Academic or General Training IELTS, as government agencies, institutions and other recognizing organizations set their own IELTS requirements.

What can I do with IELTS?

For over 30 years, students, aspiring immigrants, and jobseekers looking to embark on their overseas journey to native English-speaking countries have placed their trust in IELTS.

Wondering what to do after obtaining your IELTS results? Here you go:

IELTS for work

After your IELTS test, a variety of career opportunities in English speaking countries will be open to you. There are many different professional bodies that ask for an IELTS score for registration in the industry. These professions include teaching, medicine, law, or engineering to name a few.

If you are a working professional, you have two options for IELTS, General Training or Academic. You should check with the organization directly which is needed.

IELTS for study

If you plan to study in higher education or are seeking professional registration, the IELTS Academic test is for you unless otherwise specified by your institution. So, after sitting the IELTS test, your scores will determine whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English is the language used.

The IELTS General Training test assesses your English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context so if you plan to study in a high school or vocational training program, this is likely to be the test for you. Always check with the institution or organization that is going to accept your scores.

IELTS for migration

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for study, work and migration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.

Each country sets its own IELTS requirements. The score you need depends on your visa, and where you plan to study or work.

IELTS is your launching pad to greater success as you embark on your journey to the English-speaking world. By using the right resources and incorporating tips and advice from our IDP IELTS experts, you will be better equipped to secure your desired score faster and achieve your dreams.

Take the first step. Visit our IELTS Prepare hub to practise and you will soon be well on your way to getting the band score you need!