What is IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a globally recognized exam that provides a detailed assessment of the English language skills of non-native speakers aiming to work, study, or migrate to English-speaking countries.

Administered in the Netherlands and Belgium by the British Language Training Centre (BLTC) in collaboration with the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English, the test centres are located in Amsterdam, Barendrecht, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Eindhoven and Zwolle. 

IELTS assesses all four language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking – providing separate scores for each skill and an overall score. The test offers options for Academic or General Training skills and can be taken either on paper or on a computer. Results for the paper-based test are available after 13 days, while computer-based test results are typically available within 3-5 days. 

Academic or General Training

Prepare for IELTS

As a registered candidate with the BLTC, you can access a free 30-hour online preparation package called IELTS Premium. The BLTC further offers intensive and extensive IELTS preparation courses throughout the year.

IELTS in company

The BTLC can organise IELTS test sessions to be conducted in educational and commercial institutes throughout the Netherlands.

IELTS for emigration

If you are not an EU or EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) citizen and you are applying for a visa to move to or remain in the UK, please read this important information about the IELTS test for UK Visa and Immigration purposes.

Taking the IELTS test

Registration is online on a first-come, first-served basis. You cannot register for the IELTS on the day of the test.

IELTS 2024 test fee per person: €262
IELTS UKVI 2024 test fee per person: €285
IETS Life Skills 2024 Life Skills test fee per person €185

Click here to register for an IELTS test.