You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.
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.
If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test
To register, simply follow our 8 steps below:
1. Read the information for candidates
Download and read Information for Candidates which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results.
2. Decide which version of the test is right for you
There are two versions of the IELTS test:
IELTS General Training
Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.
3. Check the IELTS test dates
Use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.
Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification in advance by SMS if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.
4. Register online
Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test.
5. Prepare and send your documents
If you are paying in cash or by credit card at British Council offices, please submit a photocopy of your valid national ID card or valid passport upon payment.
If you are paying online, your valid national ID or valid passport will be photocopied on the day of the exam.
6. Choose your payment method
The cost of sitting a test is 2600 EGP*. You can pay for your test in one of the following ways:
- cash or credit card at the British Council in Agouza, Heliopolis or Alexandria
- online through the Online Registration System
- with a cheque made payable to the 'British Council' (for overseas students only).
7. Complete your registration
We need to receive payment within three working days of your online registration. Unfortunately, if we do not receive payment within three working days your application will be cancelled.
We cannot process incomplete applications, so please make sure you have sent us all the necessary information.
Copies of your results
If you would like your results to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form. We can issue a maximum of five copies per student.
8. After you register
- After registering you will receive an automatic email containing your access codes to our free online resources: Road to IELTS
- We will send you a confirmation email as soon as you complete your online registration giving you the start time of your test and the venue address
For more information about the registration process please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +20 (0)19789
IELTS is designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have. We can help you with any special arrangements you require for your test. Please contact us three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements.
If you want to request a refund, please read our refund policy prior to making a request. If you want to do this, please complete and submit a request for refund form along with the supporting evidence. We will need to receive your request and supporting evidence at least five days before the test date.
Test day transfers
If you want to transfer to a different test date, you need to notify us at least five weeks prior to the test session you have registered for. To do this, please complete and submit a Request for Transfer Form.