More than 10,000 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.

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What is IELTS?

IELTS is a secure English-language test that is accepted by more than 10,000 organisations across the globe, from education institutions to employers, as well as government and professional bodies. IELTS is not an exam.


IELTS assesses your English-language proficiency across four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking in either an academic, higher education or practical, everyday setting.

Comparing speaking performances across bands 5 to 8

Find out how speaking performances vary across bands 5 to 8 in the IELTS Speaking test. This video focuses on fluency and coherence and how this can impact your Speaking band score.

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