IELTS Stories

The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test. IELTS is accepted by over 11,000 organisations worldwide.

How does IELTS open doors for you? How does IELTS help with your academic and professional life? What are the best resources for IELTS preparation? What can you do to improve your IELTS score?

Here we share the stories of individuals who took the IELTS test and achieved success in their academic or professional lives. Every month in IELTS stories, we host a professional to explain how taking IELTS help open the doors to success.


Uğur Ü.

Ugur completed his education at the Faculty of Medicine at On dokuz Mayis University and he wanted to continue his education with the field expertise in the UK, and his IELTS story began precisely during this period. Read his story here.

Cem O.

Read Cem O.'s IELTS story.

Kemal E

Read Kemal's IELTS story here.

Aslı Ç

Aslı is a professional volleyball player and she received a full athletic scholarship from a US university. In order to continue her education, she took IELTS as the school she applied was looking for IELTS results in measuring language proficiency level. Read her story here. 

Cem K

Cem certified his English level with computer delivered IELTS to pursue his career in the aviation industry. Read his story.

Dilara A

Read Dilara's computer delivered IELTS experience

Sezgi A

Sezgi is a research assistant at the Labour Economics and Industrial Relations Department of Pamukkale University and also at the dissertation phase of his PhD in the same department. Read Sezgi's computer delivered IELTS story and how the test has opened doors for him.

Gülşah P.

Gülşah P. is 32 years old. She works as a librarian at a private school as a graduate from Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management. Read now.

Barış Alpaslan

IELTS Alumni - Barış is an assistant professor at the Department of Public Finance at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University. In this article, he shares useful tips based on his experience and talks about the new doors that IELTS has opened in his life and career. Read now


Volkan Kar

Volkan Kar is a Logistics and Planning Engineer at a private company. He would like to share his IELTS story with you, as it allowed him to open some important doors in both his educational and professional life. Read now

Burcu Akyol

Burcu Akyol is 39 years old and an educator. She took the British Council's IELTS test for her immigration application to Canada in 2016. She shares her experience and advice about IELTS with you. Read now