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Welcome to the IELTS Centre at the University Language Centre, Manchester.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council; IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS scores are accepted by over 10 000 recognising organisations and delivered in 1100+ locations worldwide; In the last year, 3,000,000 people took the IELTS test.

If you are a test taker, you can find out more about the test on the British Council website, while teachers and researchers can find more information on the IELTS website.


Important IELTS news

On 20 February 2015, the UK government announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes.

If you make a visa application to stay in or move to the UK, you need to be aware of changes made by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

For guidance applying for UK guidance on applying for UK visa approved English Language tests, please use the link below:

For IELTS test takers information, please use the link below: