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UK's 2023 Fall Semester intake applications are closing soon!

With the application deadline fast approaching, we strong urge those for plan on studying abroad in the UK this upcoming Fall Semester to submit all necessary paperwork and your IELTS test report form to finalize your application. If you have not taken the IELTS test or your score band hasn't reached your application's requirements, don't worry, we got you covered.

IDP IELTS hosts more than 20 IELTS test sessions per month in 6 cities across Taiwan, you can always find a test center nearby that suites your schedule. We higher recommend taking the Computer-Based IELTS or UKVI IELTS, as you will receive your test results in 3 to 5 days after completing the test, perfect for those in a rush.

IDP IELTS also regularly hosts free preparation seminars and provides online preparation resources, allowing your to tailor your preparation based on your English proficiency.

IELTS vs. UKVI IELTS, which test should I take?

IELTS and UKVI IELTS are the same in terms of test structure, test format and test-day flow. Most importantly, there is no different in the test's difficultly. In more blatant words, these two test types are exactly the same. Although UKVI IELTS (or IELTS for UKVI) states it is an IELTS test for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration), it doesn't mean it can only be used for UK student visa applications. UKVI IELTS test results can be used as standard IELTS test results other countries.

So if I plan on studying abroad in the UK, I must that the UKVI IELTS test right?

Not necessarily. You only need to take the UKVI IELTS test if you plan attending one the following:

  • Foundation

  • Pre-Sessional

  • Pre-Master

Although only standard IELTS is required for UK university direct entry applications, due to the difference in academic structure, most Taiwanese high school graduates will need to attend Foundation courses first before being omitted into university.

If you are accepted into university based on a conditional offer. The university will likely require you to first attend Pre-Sessional or Pre-Master courses to make-up your insufficient IELTS band score or academic history.

Based on the fore mentioned reasons, we strong suggest that Taiwanese student take the IELTS for UKVI test if the UK is your main study destination.

For more information about IELTS for UKVI Academic, please head here: https://ielts.idp.com/taiwan/about/ielts-test-format/academic-ukvi