IELTS Academic – get ready for a higher education environment
The IELTS Academic test measures whether you have the level of English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
Take this test if you want to:
- study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level anywhere in the world
- apply for Tier 4 Student Visa at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor in the UK
- work in a professional organisation in an English speaking country.
You can choose IELTS Academic on paper or on computer.
If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and ImmigrationI or IELTS Life Skills.
Fee for IELTS Academic:
Hong Kong: HK$2,200
What does the fee include? Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more.
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes (Listening, Reading and Writing) + 11-14 minutes (Speaking)
Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The order in which Listening, Reading, Writing tests are taken may vary. There are no breaks between these three tests. When you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will take place in an official British Council IELTS test centre, whether your choose test on paper or on computer.
You will receive notification about your Speaking test date a week in advance. If you choose a test on computer, you have a free choice of Speaking test dates.