What is IELTS for UKVI? It’s IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration 

If you are looking to work or study abroad in the UK, you may need to apply for a UK student or work visa and demonstrate that you have met the required level of English by taking a Home Office-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), such as IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) or IELTS Life Skills.

Is there a difference in test format between IELTS and IELTS for UKVI?

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI are the same in terms of format, content, scoring and level of difficulty. However, the Test Report Form which contains your results is slightly different to show that you have taken the test at an official IELTS for UKVI location, which is approved by the UK Home Office.

Which IELTS test format should I take to get a UK student visa?

If you are a student and you want to study in the UK, please check with your university/college/school about which IELTS test you need. Check before you make your test booking.

If you are applying for a Student Visa (Tier 4) at a higher education institution to enter directly onto a bachelor or postgraduate degree at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor, you must meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS Academic results. This means you may not need to take an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test but can submit an IELTS Academic result.

If you are NOT a student, please check which IELTS test format you need with the organisations you are applying to. Check before you make your test booking. 

We offer IELTS for UKVI in Yangon in Myanmar

Test Description Fee Book
IELTS for UKVI (Academic) Take this test if the university or organisation you are applying to has requested that you take the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test. 582,000 MMK Find an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) exam date
IELTS for UKVI (General Training) Take this test if you want to migrate to the UK or want to train or study below degree level. 582,000 MMK Find an IELTS for UKVI (General Training) exam date
IELTS Life Skills A1 Take this test if you need to prove your English Speaking and Listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for 'family of a settled person' visas. 450,000 MMK Find an IELTS Life Skills A1 exam date
IELTS Life Skills B1 Take this test if you need to prove your English Speaking and Listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship. 450,000 MMK Find an IELTS Life Skills B1 exam date

You can also take IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) One Skill Retake on computer. Find out more about IELTS One Skill Retake

What does the fee include? The British Council IELTS for UKVI test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more.

Taking IELTS for UKVI with the British Council

IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) tests and IELTS Life Skills are taken at a UKVI approved test centre. British Council has UKVI approved venues across the world. You can choose between paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI when you book your test.

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