IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than 2 million IELTS tests are taken each year.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 8,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

The IELTS test is designed to help you use English in your new life abroad. In less than three hours, it will assess all of your English skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

The most effective way of testing your English conversation skills is face-to-face. Uniquely, IELTS tests your English conversation skills through an interactive face-to-face speaking test with a trained, certified examiner.

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. 

Why take IELTS with the British Council?

The British Council has more than 75 years’ experience teaching and testing English. We have helped people in more than 130 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of their chances in life. That’s a lot of experience, and it means that if you take an English language test with us, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after.

Here are just a few reasons why millions of people have taken IELTS with the British Council: 

  • Free resources: Road to IELTS is the British Council’s popular online preparation course. When you confirm your registration for an IELTS test with us you also get access to 30 hours of free training.
  • Convenient dates and locations: we have more than 500 test locations in over 100 countries. This means that you have a huge range of options for where and when you can take your test.
  • Easy booking: You can book your IELTS test online.
  • Fast results: We guarantee you will be able to see your results online within just 13 days of the date you take your test.

Contact us

For more information about IELTS please email us or call our info line: +381 38 243 292 (10:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, 14:00-16:00 Public Hours). You can find us on Facebook or Twitter or visit the TakeIELTS website.


You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.

To register, simply follow the steps below:


Download and read the Information for Candidates.  This 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.


There are two versions of the IELTS test:

  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS General Training

Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.


Click here to check the test dates in Kosovo. 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 five weeks before your chosen test 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 within a week after your main test day. You will receive notification three days in advance of your main test day.


Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test and get the information on payment methods. 


Please make sure you send us the following documents when you register for your test:

  • A photocopy of your identification document (your passport or European ID card)
  • Payment slip 

Please note that 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.

The candidates may apply for additional TRFs within 2 years of the actual test date.  The candidates will need to cover the additional TRF and postal service expenses.


  • After your registration is confirmed you will receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
  • We will send you a notification email 3 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 please contact us.


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. 

Contact us

For more information about IELTS please email us, call our info line +381 38 (0) 243 292 find us on Facebook and Twitter or visit the TakeIELTS website.


If you book your IELTS test with the British Council you can take advantage of our exclusive access to a wide range of learning materials – all designed to help you get the best possible score in your IELTS test. 


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

  • Practice materials
  • Timed tests
  • Self-assessment tools so that you can measure your progress

You can try our Road to IELTS resources with 10 hours of free study right now.

When you register for an IELTS test with us you’ll be free to enjoy a further 20 hours of access to the learning materials. 


We also have a selection of online preparation materials for you Listening and Speaking tests.

Prepare for the IELTS listening test

Prepare for the IELTS speaking test


We have a website dedicated to learning the English language. It’s called LearnEnglish and it has a number of very useful English learning resources, such as videos, podcasts, grammar and vocabulary tutorials, business/work resources and a magazine, games, IELTS tips and community networking opportunities.

You’ll find that learning materials on the site really support your preparation for your IELTS test, and they’ll give you more confidence when it comes to test day.

Contact us

For more information about IELTS please email us, call our info line +381 38 (0) 243 292, find us on Facebook or Twitter or visit the TakeIELTS website.


We understand that getting your results is important to you. We know you want them quickly, but it is equally important that we give you the score that correctly reflects your performance. 

You can expect your IELTS result to be available 13 calendar days after your test.


You’ll be able to preview your results online, 13 days after the main test day.

Your IELTS results (your original Test Report Form) will be posted to you 13 days after the date of the main test day (upon your request if you live abroad).

You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax. 

You can also collect your results in person from our office.  

Important notice: If you are not able to pick up the result yourself, please send us an email stating the name and the ID number of the person authorised to collect the test result. The authorised person should bring his/her passport or ID in order to collect the result from the British Council Kosovo office. 


Your personal Test Report Form

You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it. 

Test Report Forms for Institutions

We can also arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (educational institutions). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you register. 

Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service. To do this they will need your Test Report Form number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.

The validity period of your Test Report Form

Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old. After this time you will need to provide them with evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test.


IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail. You will be given a score from zero to nine for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the nine-band system.

Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)


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 without further English language tuition.

Contact us

For more information about IELTS please email us, call our info line +381 38 (0) 243 292, find us on Facebook or Twitter or visit the TakeIELTS website.