IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than two million IELTS tests are taken each year.
Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 9,000 organisations in over 135 countries accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.
IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.
If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, IELTS is on the list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.
To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website.
Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly.
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Why take IELTS with the British Council?
IELTS is the world’s most popular English test for higher education and global migration and we'll make sure it's the best possible experience for you.
Test dates, fees and locations
British Council offers IELTS tests in six different locations across Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Port Said (Canal area), Tanta and Luxor.
You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.
Preparation courses and resources
IELTS preparation courses and resources
We understand that getting your results is important to you. We know you want them quickly, but it is equally important that we give you the score that correctly reflects your performance.
Study abroad with IELTS
Study abroad with IELTS
IELTS Advice Centre
Prepare for the International English Language testing system with the world's English experts. Visit our new IELTS Advice Centres to find out more.
Terms and Conditions
It is important that you read and accept the IELTS test terms and conditions when you register for the test.