Check out the IELTS test schedule and register for IELTS quickly and easily by following these steps:

1. Decide which module of IELTS is right for you

  • IELTS Academic or 
  • IELTS General Training

If you are applying for a visa to move to or remain in the UK, there's an IELTS test for you. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration section.

2. Check the locations and dates available

Test Date Test Module Test Centre
08/07/2017 AC + GT

Seoul Kangbuk-Dongguk Univ.

Seoul Kangnam-Bangbae Middle School

Seoul Kangnam-edm IELTS

Seoul Kangnam-SNUE

Seoul-Konkuk Univ.



15/07/2017 AC

Seoul Kangbuk-Dongguk Univ.

Seoul Kangnam-Bangbae Middle School

Seoul Kangnam-edm IELTS

Seoul Kangnam-SNUE

Daejeon-Good Morning English

Daegu-Daegu Technical University

20/07/2017 AC

Seoul Kangnam-Bangbae Middle School

Seoul Kangnam-Lyzeum

Seoul Kangbuk-Seoul Hotel and Tourism Vocational College-Annex

29/07/2017 AC + GT

Seoul Kangbuk-Dongguk Univ.

Seoul Kangnam-Bangbae Middle School

Seoul Kangnam-edm IELTS

Seoul Kangnam-IEN Institute

Seoul Kangnam-SNUE



As there are a limited number of places for all test dates, we recommend that you register two weeks ahead, though places may be available at shorter notice. You can download a document with more IELTS test dates or check online information on test place availability.


3. Register


  • Follow the online registration process
  • Upload the image of your valid passport
  • Pay the test fee of 250,000 won (including VAT) 
  • Print a copy of your 'IELTS Application Summary' on the final screen before submitting your application. 
  • Click on the 'Apply Now' button to submit your application 

WALK-IN RegistrATION (Seoul tests only) 

You can fill in your application form at our registration centers.

(1) British Council Korea City Hall centre. (Seoul Kangbuk and Kangnam)

(2) IEN Institute (Seoul Kangbuk, Kangnam, IEN Institute tests only) 

You should bring with you:

  • your valid passport  
  • a photocopy of your passport 
  • the test fee of 250,000 won (including VAT) (cash and credit cards accepted)  


Book your IELTS test with the British Council and receive exclusive access to a wide range of learning materials to help you get the best possible IELTS score:

Road to IELTS – 30 hours of free online study

Road to IELTS, written by the British Council, is a popular online self-study resource for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking practice. It includes:

  • Practice materials
  • Time tests
  • Tutorials
  • Online scoring
  • Self-assessment tools to measure your progress

Access 10 hours of free study right now, and once you register for the IELTS test with us, you get a further 20 hours. 

One-day IELTS Seminar

Register on a One-day IELTS Seminar, which will help you become more familiar with the test format and the types of questions you will encounter in the test.

IELTS test day advice

Find out everything you will need to know in our IELTS test day advice – what time you need to arrive at the test venue, what you should bring with you and what happens during each part of the test.

IELTS tips for success

Read our IELTS tips for success to make sure you perform at your very best on the test day. You can also watch videos of past candidates talking about how they prepared for IELTS.

Your results

Your IELTS results will be issued 13 calendar days after the day of your test and recorded on a Test Report Form, which will be posted to you. Find out how to understand your IELTS score

Can’t wait for your IELTS results to arrive by post?

You can preview your results online from 10 a.m. on the 13th day after the date of the written tests.

* You cannot obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax.

Test Report Forms

  • You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form
  • The Test Report Form has an inbuilt security system and therefore cannot be copied
  • Additional original copies can be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.); please include the relevant addresses when you register
  • Institutions can also view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service, provided that they have the candidate’s Test Report Form number
  • Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test

What should I do if I don’t get the score I expected?

If you are dissatisfied with your score, you can apply to our Enquiry on Results Service to have your test re-marked. This must be done within six weeks of the test date. You can choose which modules are re-marked. There is a fee for this service, which will be refunded should the score on any module change. Enquiry on Results can take up to eight~ten weeks to complete.

Test Cost
IELTS KRW 110,000
IELTS for UKVI KRW 180,000
IELTS Life Skills KRW 130,000

Please contact Exams team for further information.

Can I retake the test?

You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, please note that to significantly improve your score it is necessary to undertake further study. IELTS research indicates that scores are unlikely to improve dramatically without extensive English language tuition in the interim.

What if I lose my Test Report Form?

For a period of two years after taking the test, you can apply for up to five free copies to be sent directly to an institution requiring them. Go to Obtaining extra Test Report Forms  for more information.


IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test with over 2.7 million tests taken each year. More than 10,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS for education, employment and emigration.

The IELTS test is designed to reflect how you will use English for study and work in your new life abroad. In under three hours, IELTS assesses all of your English skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Why take IELTS with the British Council?

With over 75 years’ experience in testing, the British Council is committed to developing a wider knowledge of the English language. Find out more about why you should take an exam with us.

Designed by experts in English language assessment and trusted around the world, you can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills. On 22 May 2014, the UK Home Office issued guidance on secure English language test (SELT) providers. We encourage you to check the full text and FAQ here.

Millions of people take IELTS with us for the following reasons:


  • Unrivalled availability of IELTS test days (48 days per year)
  • Results available online 13 days after taking your test


  • Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, Gwangju, Busan, Jeju


  • Convenient online and mobile booking facilities
  • Flexible payment options
  • Fees payable in cash or credit card

>> Find out about British Council scholarship opportunities