You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.
To register, simply follow the steps below:
1. Read the information for candidates
Download and read the Information for Candidates (PDF, 564 KB) which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16.
2. Decide which version of the test is right for you
Please note that if you are taking IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) purposes then additional options (and rules) are applicable. Visit what is IELTS for UKVI for relevant information.
If you are not taking IELTS for UKVI purposes, there are only two versions of the IELTS test:
IELTS General Training
Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.
3. Check the IELTS test dates
There are a limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. To make sure you get a place, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date. Of course, places may be available after this date. You can use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.
Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.
4. Register online
Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test.
Please ensure you are able to provide the documents in step 5 and are able to pay using one of the payment methods in step 6.
5. Prepare and send your documents
Please submit the following documents at our Kampala office within five working days of submitting your online application:
- A signed copy of your confirmation form
- Proof of payment (see payment details below)
- A valid passport (we will take a photocopy). The passport also has to be valid on the test day. If you are posting documents from outside Kampala, we will accept a scanned copy of your passport.
- National ID for Ugandan nationals only
You will receive the final confirmation email only when we have received all of your documentation within the five day deadline. Otherwise we regret that we will have to cancel your registration and you will have to start the procedure again.
6. Choose your payment options
The fees for the IELTS test, September 2018 are:
IELTS - UGX 860,300
IELTS FOR UKVI - UGX 970,000
IELTS LIFE SKILLS A1 and B1 - UGX 727,500
Ordering the study pack only (optional) is UGX 120,000*
Please allow an additional UGX 3,000 for bank charges per payment.
How to pay
Payment should be made by bank deposit. Please follow these payment instructions.
- You will need a reference number before making your payment.
- Your reference number is a 15 digit number that was generated on completion of your online application form. To make any of the above payments you must quote your registration Reference Number in all reference fields that are available.
- Cleared payment must be received within five days from the date of registration. For candidates making payments via bank deposit, it is prudent to plan for an extrday or two for processing payments. Deposits made on the fourth or fifth day after registration will not guarantee your preferred test date.
- Failure to quote your registration reference number may delay your application process; this may lead to a change from your preferred test date or cancellation of your registration.
7. Complete your registration
Print the Application Summary at the end of the registration process (or the email you receive after registration).
- Send all documents from step 5 and your Application Summary to the address below:
Plot 4, Windsor Loop
Off Kira Road
We need to receive all documents within five working days of your online registration. Unfortunately, if we do not receive documents within five working days your application will be cancelled.
We cannot process incomplete applications, so please make sure you have sent us all the necessary information.
Copies of your results
If you would like your results to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form. We can issue a maximum of five copies per student.
8. After you register
After registering you will receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
- We will send you a confirmation email ten days before the test date giving you the start time of your test and the venue address
For more information please contact our exams services.
IELTS is designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have.
We can help you with any special arrangements you require for your test. For example, we offer support for people with visual impairments, hearing difficulties and dyslexia.
Please contact us three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements.
If you want to request a refund, please read our refund policy prior to making a request.
You can apply for a refund:
- If you cancel your registration at least five weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund of the test fee, minus a 25% administration fee.
- If you cancel your registration within five weeks or less of the test date, you will not receive a refund unless you can provide appropriate evidence to support your cancellation. If you want to do this, please complete and submit a Request for Refund Form (PDF, 60KB) along with the supporting evidence. We will need to receive your request and supporting evidence at least five days before the test date.
Test day transfers
If you want to transfer to a different test date, you need to notify us at least five weeks prior to the test session you have registered for. To do this, please complete and submit a Request for Transfer Form (PDF, 60KB).
If your application is approved, you must select a test date within the next three-month period and this will be approved by the administrator depending on availability for the selected test date. There may be limited availability for test dates in the first five-week period. If you wish to transfer to a test date more than three months away, you should apply for a refund and then re-apply for the test.