IELTS numbers rise to three million a year

More than three million International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests were taken in the past year, reflecting the growing importance of the world’s leading test of English for international higher education and migration.

 IELTS is the most widely used test of English for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. It is recognised by more than 10,000 universities, schools, employers and immigration bodies, including all universities in Australia and the UK and many of the leading institutions in the USA.

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Every year, three million people take international exams with help from the British Council. Students and professionals gain qualifications that can open doors to leading academic institutions and improve their employment prospects around the world.

These include:

  • IELTS, designed by experts in English language assessment and trusted around the world, you can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills’. 
  • Aptis
  • University and professional exams

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