Important notice

Please note that there are websites pretending to be British Council IELTS registration sites. They are not associated with us and we are not responsible for the content on those sites.

Before you enter any personal details, please make sure that you are using our secure online registration system and check that “British Council” is spelt correctly.

1. READ THE INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

Download and read the Information for Candidates (PDF, 933 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

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. 

Don’t forget to confirm the required IELTS version with the institution to which you will present your result.

3. Check the IELTS test dates 

IELTS dates, fees and locations

All IELTS test sessions have a quota. We therefore advise you to complete your registration as soon as possible. Use our online registration system to obtain the most up-to-date information on the test dates and remaining test places available.

Make sure to set your test date correctly as you cannot change it once you send in your application.

Please Note: The Listening, Reading and Writing components of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day. The speaking test may be done on the same day as the other component, or within three (3) days before or after them. Please make your calendar arrangements accordingly. You will be notified in advance if the speaking component is on a different day.

4. Register online

Register for the IELTS test now through our online registration system

You will need to upload your identity information to the system during online registration.  Please have your identity information ready to upload as explained in step 5 below.

You can pay by credit/debit card during registration as explained in step 6 below, or via bank transfer within two days of your registration. We advise you to read the information in step 6.

All fields must be filled in the application form. If the application form is not completed in full, the British Council reserves the right to reject your application.

5. upload/ send your documents  

Document 1: Identity Card (All Candidates)

All IELTS test candidates must upload a valid identity document during registration. You can scan the identity document or take a photo using a mobile phone or camera. We advise you to read the following information carefully as your application may be rejected if the identity document uploaded in the system does not meet the criteria.

Turkish citizens can upload into the systemany of the identity documents described below.

           1. T.R. Identity Card

                a. Upload the whole front side of your identity card to the system.

                b. Make sure the photo on your identity card has been taken within the last six months. If the photo has not been taken within the last six months, we advise you to renew your identity card, or alternatively to upload your valid passport. 

           2. Passport

               a. Upload your passport to the system by making sure the personal information page appears in full. If the passport number, expiration date, photograph, signature, and identity information are longer than one page, you must combine them and upload them as a single page.

               b. Make sure your passport has not expired.

Foreign candidates are required to upload their passport to the system as explained in step 2 above.

Technical Specifications of the File to Upload to the System:

• Scanned documents must be smaller than 1600 × 1600 pixels.

• File size must be 1.5MB or less.

• File type must be JPEG, GIF, or PNG.

Document 2: Certificate of Consent (Only for candidates under the age of 18)

Candidates under the age of 18 who are registering for the IELTS test must fill out the certificate of consent form at the bottom of the page, and email it to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr or bring it with them on the test day.

6. CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS 

The test fee is 575 Turkish lira. You can pay the fee using any of the methods below:

1. Credit/debit card payment (Only at the time of application).

Easily pay the test fee with a Visa, Visa Electron, or MasterCard card, or a debit card. When paying with a credit/debit card, select the “Pay Now” option to make the payment instantly at the time of registration. 

Remember, if you select the “Pay Later” option, you will not be able to pay with a credit/debit card later on.

Important Note: In rare cases, when the payment is made with a credit/debit card, the Turkish lira amount may be slightly higher than the test fee. The British Council does not collect the difference. The difference arises from the foreign exchange rate variation between the foreign supplier that performs the transactions and the bank. If you accept the test fee difference that may arise in this way, you may complete your IELTS registration by paying with a credit/debit card.

2. Payment by bank transfer (Within two days of application):

If you do not wish to pay by credit card, you can pay the test fee by sending it to our bank account through other banking methods. You can do that by selecting the “Pay Later” option at the time of registration and send the test fee within two (2) days. 

Available Banking Methods:

  • Bank branches (If you transfer the test fee by visiting the nearest İş Bankası branch, the bank does not charge a transfer fee for this transaction.)
  • Internet banking
  • Mobile banking

The candidate shall bear any additional costs arising from the test fee payment method. Amounts less than 575 Turkish lira shall not be accepted. 

The receipt must have the following information to enable us to check your payment against the online registration.

  • Candidate's name and surname 
  • Test date
  • Test reference number given to you at the time of application 

Example: Ali Yilmaz, November 27 IELTS, TR002-24092-00010

British Council Account Information

Account Type :      TL Account (transfer in other currencies shall not be accepted.)
Account Owner :   British Council Eğitim Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.
Bank Name :         İş Bankası
Branch Name :      Beyoğlu branch
Branch Code :       1011
Account No. :        1830108
SWIFT :                 ISBKTRISXXX
IBAN :                   TR29 0006 4000 0011 0111 8301 08

7. After you register

Registration Information Email: After registering, you will receive an email to state that your place has been reserved for the test. If you have not paid the test fee by credit card, you must complete the payment within two (2) business days of receiving the email. The British Council reserves the right to cancel your application if the payment has not been made within the stated period.

Document and Payment Check: Our examination department will check your identity document and payment information after you have completed registration. If your aforementioned identity document and payment have reached us, the examination department shall confirm your registration within 10 days of the test date. 

Confirmation Email: When your registration has been approved, you will receive an email with the subject line “IELTS Test Confirmation” to confirm the completion of your registration. Once you receive this email, you can also access the Road to IELTS online preparation course. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 10 days, please contact us. We cannot guarantee your place at the test, if you do not receive the email but fail to contact us. 

ID Document Rejection Email: If the identity document you uploaded during registration does not meet the criteria, your application shall be rejected and you will receive an email with the subject line “Your IELTS Test Application is on Hold – ID Document Rejected”. In this case, you must upload a valid identity document by clicking on the link in the email within 48 hours.

Test Location and Time Announcement: After the confirmation email has been sent, the location and time of the test, as well as the details on the speaking component, shall be announced by 18:00 on our website four (4) days before the test date. 

8. SPECIAL cases

a. Special Arrangements

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 ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements. 

b. Refunds

If you would like to request a refund, please read the following refund conditions, then fill out the “IELTS refund request form” and email to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr. The British Council reserves the right to reject requests for a refund.

If there are more than five (5) weeks before the test date: You can get the whole test fee back if you cancel more than five (5) weeks before the test date. In this case, you can cancel your registration and get a refund without having to send any documents other than the “IELTS refund request form".

If there are fewer than five (5) weeks before your test date: If you wish to cancel your registration fewer than five (5) weeks before the test date, no refund shall be made, unless you can show proof of rightful cancellation such as a medical certificate or the death of someone in your immediate family at the time of the test. If you submit proof of rightful cancellation, you can get a refund after a deduction of 140 Turkish lira for administrative costs. This is a cost that the British Council pays to test partners abroad, and the British Council does not seek any profit when deducting this amount.

In this case, please send the “IELTS refund request form” along with the proof of rightful cancellation to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr.

After the test date: You must send your refund requests within three (3) business days of the test date. Otherwise, your request shall be rejected.

If you request a refund after the test date, no refund shall be made unless you can show proof of rightful cancellation such as a medical certificate or death of someone in your immediate family at the time of the test. If you submit proof of rightful cancellation, you can get a refund after a deduction of 140 Turkish lira for administrative costs. This is a cost that the British Council pays to test partners abroad, and the British Council does not seek any profit when deducting this amount.

Important Note: If your test application was rejected for any reason after making payment, please do not request a refund if six (6) months or more have passed after the payment date. The Finance department does not process transactions older than six (6) months, so these shall be rejected automatically.

c. Test day transfers

If you would like to request a change of the test date, please read the following refund conditions, then fill in the “IELTS test date change request form” and email to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr. The British Council reserves the right to reject change of date.

If there are more than five (5) weeks before the test date: You can change your test date without providing any additional documents or paying a fee for the change. Please fill in a “IELTS test date transfer request form” and email to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr to be transferred to another date with available space and application quota.

If there are fewer than five (5) weeks before the test date: If you wish to change your test date within five (5) weeks before the test date, it shall not be changed unless you can show proof of rightful cancellation such as a medical certificate or death of someone in your immediate family at the time of the test. To submit proof of rightful change, you must deposit 140 Turkish lira for administrative costs to the following account number. This is a cost that the British Council pays to test partners abroad, and the British Council does not seek any profit when deducting this amount.

In this case, please send the “IELTS test date transfer request form” along with the proof of rightful change and bank receipt to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr to be transferred to another date with available space and application quota. 

After the test date: You must send your test date change requests within three (3) business days of the test date. Otherwise, your request shall be rejected.

If you wish to change your test date after the date of the test, it shall not be changed, unless you can show proof of rightful cancellation such as a medical certificate or death of someone from the immediate family at the time of the test. To submit proof of rightful change, you must deposit 140 Turkish lira for administrative costs to the following account number. This is a cost that the British Council pays to test partners abroad, and the British Council does not seek any profit when deducting this amount.

In this case, please send the “IELTS test date transfer request form” along with the proof of rightful change and bank receipt to ielts@britishcouncil.org.tr within three (3) business days to be transferred to another date with available space and application quota. You can then be transferred to another date with available space and application quota.

Information that must be on the bank receipt:

  • Candidate's name and surname 
  • Test date to which you wish to be transferred

Example: Ali Yilmaz, 27 November IELTS

Available Banking Methods:

  • Bank branches (If you transfer the administrative fee by visiting the nearest İş Bankası branch, the bank does not charge a transfer fee for the transaction.)
  • Internet banking
  • Mobile banking

The candidate shall bear any additional costs arising from the payment method. Amounts less than 140 Turkish lira shall not be accepted. 

British Council Account Information

İş Bankası
Beyoğlu Branch
Branch Code: 1011
Account No: 1830108
Account Holder: British Council – BRITISH COUNCIL EĞTHİZ.LTD.ŞTİ 
Swift Code: ISBKTRISXXX
IBAN CODE: TR29 0006 4000 0011 0111 8301 08

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