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IELTS test types and fees in Thailand

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a globally-recognised English proficiency test accepted by hundreds of institutions and organisations worldwide.

There are various IELTS formats and test types available in Thailand, each of which serves a different purpose.

*Remark* The registration fees for the IELTS Academic and General Training exams, available in both computer and paper formats, will be adjusted from 7,350 THB to 7,650 THB, effective June 1, 2024. Additionally, the fees for IELTS UKVI Academic and General Training exams, also available in both computer and paper formats, will be adjusted from 7,990 THB to 8,300 THB, effective July 1, 2024.

However, if you complete your exam registration and fee payment by May 31, 2024, for standard IELTS, and by June 30, 2024, for IELTS UKVI, the current fee of 7,350 THB and 7,990 THB will still apply.

Test type

Purpose

Test fee/price

IELTS Academic (IELTS on Computer)

For pursuit of higher education or professional registration/qualification in English-speaking environments

THB 7,650

IELTS Academic (IELTS on Paper)

IELTS General Training (IELTS on Computer)

For pursuit of secondary education, work, or migration to an English-speaking country

THB 7,650

IELTS General Training (IELTS on Paper)

IELTS for UKVI Academic (IELTS on Computer)

For application of study, work, or migration visa to the United Kingdom (UK)

THB 7,990

IELTS for UKVI Academic (IELTS on Paper)

IELTS for UKVI General Training (IELTS on Computer)

IELTS for UKVI General Training (IELTS on Paper)

IELTS Life Skills A1/A2/B1

THB 6,300

Still wondering which IELTS test type suits your goals and aspirations best? 

Read more on whether you should take IELTS Academic or General Training for immigration and how to apply for UK visas with IELTS before registering for the IELTS in Thailand.

IELTS on Computer vs IELTS on Paper

Times have changed and IELTS is no longer available in just paper formats. 

You may now book the IELTS on Computer or IELTS on Paper, for both the IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests (including for UKVI). 

The format, question types, and allocated time will be identical for both mediums. The only difference will be whether you complete your test on paper or using the computer provided at the test centre. 

For IELTS on Paper, the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections will be completed on paper on the same day with no breaks in between. The final Speaking section will be conducted face-to-face with the examiner within one week before or after your test date.

For IELTS on Computer, the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections will similarly be completed on the computer on the same day with no breaks in between. The Speaking section will also still be conducted face-to-face with an examiner on your test day before or after the other three sections. There is no option for a virtual oral exam for the Speaking section.

Before the test

Before you turn up for your IELTS test, you’ll need to book two key requirements first:

  • Have a clear copy of a valid form of identification (e.g. government-issued ID or passport): you will need to upload a clear copy of your valid ID when completing registration, as well as bring it along with you to the testing centre on your test day.

  • Be at least 18 years of age: if you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to supply written consent to permit you to register for the IELTS.

If you are unsure about the validity of your identification document, reach out to your nearest IELTS test centre in Thailand for more information.

How to book your IELTS test: a step-by-step guide

Step 1: Register for your IELTS test

You can register for the IELTS directly on IDP’s website. Simply click “Book now” and choose your test type (e.g. IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training) and test format (IELTS on Computer or IELTS on Paper).

Step 2: Select the city for your IELTS test

Choose your intended IELTS test centre from the list of cities and test centres in the booking form. All IELTS on Computer and IELTS on Paper tests must be taken at the test centre.

Step 3: Book a date and time for your IELTS test

Choose your intended IELTS test date and time from the options provided.

Step 4: Complete the online IELTS application

Complete the rest of the IELTS application form with your personal details. You will need to upload a clear copy of your verified ID in this section.

Step 5: Pay the IELTS application and test fee

Finish your IELTS test booking by paying the application fee. IDP accepts Visa or MasterCard debit and credit cards as payment methods in Thailand. Your card will need to be valid and activated to complete the payment.

Book your test now!

After booking the IELTS test

You will receive an email or phone message confirming your IELTS test booking once all steps are completed and payment has been processed. This confirmation message will include the location and time of your IELTS test and your IELTS reference number.

If you have selected IELTS on Paper, your Speaking test will be held within seven (7) days before or after your test date. A confirmation of the Speaking test date will be sent at the latest three (3) days before your written test date.

How to postpone or cancel your IELTS test

If you need to cancel or postpone your IELTS test, you can contact the test centre where you booked your test.

If you cancel or postpone your test more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration fee. If you cancel or postpone your test within 5 weeks of your test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a serious medical reason for needing to cancel or postpone it.

If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of your test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

Free IELTS preparation tests online

Now that you’ve booked your IELTS test date, it’s time to prepare!

Boost your English proficiency and test-taking skills with IDP’s free online IELTS preparation resources. From videos by IELTS experts to free IELTS practice tests to blog articles on IELTS and studying abroad, IDP’s library of resources is here to help you reach your desired band score and pursue your dreams of studying or living abroad. You can contact us directly during operating hours if you want our staffs help you make IELTS booking:

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