More than 11,500 organisations in over 140 countries recognise IELTS as a true indicator of your English-language skills - from universities to training institutions, government departments and immigration agencies, professional and industrial organisations.
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.
Each organisation sets its own minimum band score for entry, so make sure you find out the IELTS entry requirements needed for your application. And make sure to check the IELTS band score you need before taking the IELTS test so you can best prepare.
IELTS Academic and General Training are two wholly separate types of test, for two different purposes. While some individual organisations may accept an Academic result in the place of a General Training one, this decision is up to them. You will need to contact your specific organisation to learn more.
IELTS success stories
A compilation of IELTS success stories with many different test takers sharing their experiences and how IELTS helped shape their global career.