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How to apply

IELTS test registration - Before you apply, please make sure you read the IELTS essential information page

Registration is simple - please follow the four steps below:

1. Apply online

To register for an IELTS test, please complete the online application form.

Or apply in person

Visit the IELTS Office to apply in person. You will need to bring your payment and an accepted form of ID. 

2. Make your payment online

The test fee is £165 for 2018. After submitting your application, you will receive an email providing you with the online payment instructions. Please make sure to check your email inbox and junk email folder.

3. Submit the required documents by email or post

If you have not yet uploaded your ID document online, you will need to send us a copy of your passport or ID document:

Accepted forms of ID:

  • Passports
  • National ID Cards -  For EU Citizens only - this must have your photograph, name in English lettering, signature, date of birth and a unique number

Send your documents to:

Email: or

IELTS Office
University Language Centre
University of Manchester
WG12 Samuel Alexander Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

4. Confirmation

Once we have received your documents, you will be sent a confirmation by email.  Please make sure you check the inbox for the email address you provide us as this is the main way we correspond with candidates.