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IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for education and emigration. Over 2 million tests are taken each year in over 900 locations worldwide.

Book your test now or explore our TakeIELTS website to find out everything you need to know about the test. TakeIELTS will help you choose and prepare for your test using our free study resources and exclusive Road to IELTS online preparation kit. It also has a database of countries and institutions that accept IELTS, and instructions for accessing your online results.

Road to IELTS:
Road to IELTS is an online resource for both the Academic and General Training modules of IELTS
Practice zones to help you prepare for each of the 4 components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
Sample videos with tips from candidates and teacher tutorials, highlighting what to do and what not to do on your test
Timed practice tests to measure your progress
A My Progress section to help you compare yourself with other students worldwide
A My Profile section to remind you of your test date

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Chevening Scholarship Applicants
We welcome all Chevening Scholarship applicants seeking to take an IELTS test to demonstrate their English language ability. IELTS is the world's most popular English Language test and is your route to study in the UK. We urge you to prepare well and book early to ensure that you receive the score you require. You will receive your results within 13 days. Information on how to book and prepare for IELTS including free practice materials are available on the TakeIELTS website.

When you have booked your test please return to this page to browse your country's frequently asked questions.

What are the costs?
Booking for the IELTS test only RWF 135,000
Ordering the study pack only RWF 26,000

Test Report Form postage: (The postage charges may be subjected to change as dictated by the service providers).
1. Abroad via DHL RWF 35,000
2. Abroad via registered mail RWF 10,000

How do I pay?

Payments can be done by direct deposits to any of the Banque commerciale du Rwanda (BCR) branches.
For all other banks, use the details below.

British Council banking details: 
Bank: Banque commerciale du Rwanda (BCR)
Account number: 010-5034933-01-50
Account Name: British council
When and where can I take my test?
Please click on the 'Take IELTS' banner above to find upcoming test dates and locations.
How do I prepare for my test?
Please click on the 'prepare for your test' link to the left to find information about ‘Road to IELTS’ - an exclusive online offer to British Council candidates.
You can familiarise yourself with the IELTS test by purchasing the study pack which contains sample tests and a listening CD. Come to our office, if you wish to purchase your own study pack.
Do you want to practice your English vocabulary? British Council IELTS Word Power is a free vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers. Download IELTS Word Power or follow these instructions.
What will happen before the test?
We will confirm your test date as soon as we get your application form. If the date you wish to take the test is full, we shall give you another date and confirm to you by letter, e-mail or phone at least a week before the test date.
In the event that you do not receive the notification, please contact the British Council office where you registered.
What should I take to the test?
Proof of your identity which is the same as the identity information you provided on your application form. It must contain a number, a signature, a date of birth and a photograph.
All non-Rwandans must bring their passports.

Please note: If you do not have the correct identity document you will not be able to take the test. Make sure you arrive on time so that you have enough time to get comfortable.

When will I receive my results?

Results are released 13 days after the test date. The Test Report Forms for candidates who reside outside Nairobi are posted by registered mail. Candidates who reside in Nairobi can collect their reports from British Council office. They are required to bring their ID when they come to collect the results. Reports for candidates who register for the test at the British Council office in Mombasa will have their reports sent to Mombasa.

Unfortunately results cannot be given over the phone, by fax or e-mail, and we are only allowed to give ONE certificate to each candidate. In addition to the Test Report Form given to the candidate, candidates can request on their application forms (Section 24), that up to 5 copies of the results be sent to receiving institutions. Receiving institutions are local academic institutions (e.g. universities) and overseas institutions that are not registered to view candidate results online. Registered institutions only receive results online; here is a list of registered institutions. Unfortunately we cannot send to local institutions or departments (e.g. immigration agents).

refund, cancellation and re-marking policies?
Refund, transfer of date and cancellation policy
Re-marking policy
Do you need more information?
If you require further information about IELTS, please visit the TakeIELTS website. For registration queries, please e-mail our exams team.
The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date. All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.
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