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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.
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 General Training, 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.