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More than 11,000 organisations recognise IELTS in over 140 countries as a true indicator of your English-language skills. These organisations are wide-ranging, from universities to training institutions, government departments and immigration agencies, professional and industrial organisations. Each of these organisations set a minimum band score, so make sure to find out the IELTS entry requirements needed for your application. You can search for your IELTS recognising organisation on this page.

You can use your IELTS score to apply to educational institutions around the world. Multinational companies also accept IELTS as proof of your English-language skills, as well as immigration authorities in Australia, Canada, the UK and in the USA. Some occupations in English-speaking countries require IELTS for professional registration, such as nursing and teaching.

The minimum band score needed to study or work at a particular organisation, or migrate to a country may vary. Make sure to check the IELTS band score you need before taking the IELTS test.


Can I bring in my own pen and paper into the IELTS test?

For both IELTS on paper and IELTS on computer, you will not  be able to bring your own paper into the test for security reasons. If you are sitting  IELTS on computer, we  will provide you with a pencil and paper.  You also receive paper for your Speaking  test to help you organise your thoughts as you speak with the examiner.  

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