The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, taken by over 1.7 million people each year.

Why recognise IELTS?

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

The IELTS test can help you:

  • check the English language level of staff or students when recruiting them
  • 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, to help them stand out in today’s competitive jobs market.

Becoming an IELTS recognising organisation

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.

Simply contact our team in Japan who will be more than happy to help you.

Alternatively, you can apply using the online application form. It only takes a few minutes and once we have received the form we will let you know if your application has been successful.

All organisations need to state that they recognise IELTS on their websites, wherever they are based in the world.

Keeping your applicants informed about required IELTS scores

We recommend that you publish the IELTS scores that you require on your organisation’s website as this will assist prospective candidates in their decision making. It will also help streamline your application processes and reduce your need to respond to detailed enquiries.

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

Please download the IELTS guide for prospective recognising organisations for further information.

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