IELTS is the international test for international mobility

IELTS is the international test for international mobility. More than 8,000 organisations worldwide already accept IELTS scores for education, employment and immigration, including government, academic and employment institutions. If you need to assess the language skills of your students, staff or potential candidates, IELTS is the only test you need. 

The IELTS test gives you a reliable way to:

  • Recruit staff and students with the right level of attainment in English language.
  • Assess the English language level of your students when they are applying for international mobility programmes.
  • Equip your students with the world’s most popular international English language test at the point of graduation, so that they can stand out in today’s competitive jobs market.

Becoming an organisation which recognises IELTS

You can help raise the profile of your institution to prospective candidates by applying to become an IELTS-recognising organisation. Your organisation will then be given a free listing on Who accepts IELTS? and all IELTS websites giving your organisation greater exposure to millions of potential test takers worldwide.

Contact our team in Portugal who will be more than happy to help you and answer questions you have about becoming an IELTS-recognising organisation.

Alternatively, you can apply online. It only takes a few minutes to provide the details we need from you and we will let you know if your application has been successful within 14 days.

Help your applicants by keeping them informed

We recommend that you publish the IELTS scores that you require on your website. This information will help prospective candidates in their decision about whether to apply to you. It will also help make your application process more efficient and reduce the number of enquiries you have to handle. 

Our team in Portugal can provide you with official IELTS logos to include on your website. For more information, please contact our IELTS team.

More information about how to become an IELTS recognising organisation.

Become an IELTS partner institution

We frequently partner with schools, universities or higher education institutions that would like to offer IELTS sessions on their premises exclusively for their own students. We provide a full package of support to enable you to test your students. If you want to learn more, please visit our IELTS group registration website.

The benefits of becoming a partner are:

  • You can choose the most suitable test dates from our annual calendar.
  • Your students can enjoy the convenience of doing the test on your own premises.
  • Your students will have access to IELTS preparation materials and academic support, if required.
  • You gain the right to use the British Council Portugal IELTS Venue logotype in your promotional materials and on your website.

Contact us or visit our IELTS group registration website to get more information on how to become our IELTS partner institution and organise an IELTS test session at your premises.