Taking the IELTS test

The test is administered in the Netherlands for the British Council by the British Language Training Centre (BLTC) in conjunction with the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

           2017 test fee per person €215

​             The test fee is non-refundable

Application procedure for Online Registration

Click on the IELTS Online Registration link, select your test date and enter your personal details. Once your application has been submitted, you cannot go back to change your details. Transfer the test fee directly (within two days of registering). You will receive our bank details and further instructions in a summary after you have completed the online application process. If you are unable to upload your ID during the online applicaion process, send a clearly legible copy of your passport (ID cards will only be accepted if you are an EU national) by email to bltc@bltc.nl no later than 5 days after registration.

Important notice: 

There are a limited number of places available. Registration is online possible online on a first come, first served basis. You cannot register for the IELTS on the day of the test. 

Payment information:

Pay the examination fee within two days after registering online using one of these methods:

A. Bank transfer to:

        British Language Training Centre, ABN AMRO

        BIC: ABNANL2A

        IBAN: NL46ABNA0547679386

        Amsterdam

Important! Please state: 'IELTS for [name], test date & telephone number'

B. PIN or cash at BLTC

Please note      all bank charges are the responsiblity of the applicant 
                       -  it is not possible to issue invoices for payments
                       -  BLTC does not accept credit cards or use 'acceptgiros'​

Office hours at BLTC

To pay at BLTC and submit your passport copy after registering online, please visit us during office hours:

        Monday - Thursday   09:00 - 17.30

        Friday                        09:00 - 16:30

Test times:

You must be present at the test centre on the test day between 08.15 – 09.00. 

Testing begins at 09.00 and ends by 17.00

- Listening, Reading and Writing tests are in the morning between 9.00 - 12.30.

The listening test is conducted with loud speakers not headphones.

- Speaking test interviews (15 minutes) are scheduled in the afternoon between 13:00 - 17:00. At 12.30 on the day of the exam you will know the time of your speaking test.

Cancelling or postponing the test


Candidates who request a postponement or cancellation of their test within 5 weeks of the test date normally receive no refund, unless they are able to provide appropriate medical evidence to support their request. Only written evidence will be accepted. Candidates who request a postponement or cancellation more than 5 weeks before the test date will be charged an administration fee of € 40,-.

What help is available if you have special needs


Full details of arrangements that are available for candidates with special needs are on the IELTS website: www.takeielts.org

If you require special administrative arrangements such as extra time, you must send medical documentation by email at least six weeks before your test date (bltc@bltc.nl).

If you require a modified version of the test then please contact us by email (bltc@bltc.nl) at least three months before your test and send us your medical documentation. This notice period is necessary for the modifed test version to be prepared.

Checking your results online

You will be able to login to Results Online 13 days after the test to preview your provisional results and see a table with an explanation of your scores and advice for improvement.
These provisional results are for your support and viewing only. All receiving organisations will require a copy of your Test Report Form.

Test Report Form - Certificate

Your personal copy of your certificate will be posted to the address you provide during online registration. Please note: this certificate cannot be replaced. Certificates are sent by regular post. Please contact us (bltc@bltc.nl) for payment instructions if you would like us to send your certifcate by registered post.

What you can do if you are unhappy with your results

Candidates can apply for a re-mark (Enquiry on Results) at the centre where they took the test. This must be done within 6 weeks of the test date and costs 60 pounds sterling.

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