The British Council in United Arab Emirates offers IELTS Academic, General Training and UK visas and immigration (UKVI) tests.

You can book your IELTS test with us online and, where applicable, at one of our offices. When you book with us, you can be certain that you will be taking your test at an official IELTS test centre.

Tests we offer

Test type Fee Book
IELTS Academic and General Training - paper-based test AED 1,130


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IELTS Academic and General Training - computer-delivered test AED 1,260
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) AED 1,225


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IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) AED 725


To book your test you will need to:

  1. Make sure you have valid identification document, either a Passport or Emirates ID, at hand. The ID details must be entered during the registration process and the same ID must be presented on the test day for validation. The ID copy does not have to be uploaded when registering online. Test takers not having the valid ID on test day will be unable to take the test and will not be eligible for refund or transfer requests. Candidates under the age of 18 will have to provide the written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.    
  2. Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 
  3. Pay for your test. You can pay for your test through our online registration system. In the Reference section of your payment please write: [IELTS / family name / city / test date].
    If you book with one of our official partners, please see their websites for more information:

    Higher College of Technologies 
    Knowledge Group 
    UAE University 

IELTS test date Confirmation

Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive a confirmation giving you the start time of your test and the venue address. 

Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or on a different day within a 7 day window before or after your main test day. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking Test date.

After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.

You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.

Can't find a suitable location, check out our official partners

You can also take the IELTS test with any of our official partners, they have a range of centres in various dates and locations, visit our partner sites: