The International English Language Testing system (IELTS) is an internationally owned and globally recognized direct English language assessment of the highest quality and integrity, readily available throughout the world.
It measures the language ability of people who wish to study or work in an environment where English is the language of conversation. There are two versions of the test - Academic and General training. Those who desire university entrance take the Academic Version and those who are looking to immigrate to an English-speaking country typically sit the General Training module.
Most students holding a non-British or non-EU passport planning to go and study in the UK require a prior entry clearance visa from their nearest British High Commission. Please check with with the UK Visas website www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en to check if you need to apply for entry clearance visa. If you need to apply for visa, please read on.