StudyPortals

Test your English language proficiency

Book an IELTS test

IELTS test centers in or nearby

South Africa

Take an IELTS test in or nearby South Africa

Take an IELTS test in South Africa. You can find all the IELTS test dates and test locations here on admissiontestportal.com. Click on "Check availability" to access all available IELTS exams in South Africa and register to save your spot within a couple of minutes. According to our database, there are 5 test locations offered by British Council and one test location offered by IDP in South Africa.

Continue reading
British Council test location - Cape Town (UKVI test location)

This test centre is specifically authorised by UK Visas and Immigration and offers the UKVI exam. Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

More information
Test date Type Results by Test fee
January 19, 2019 UKVI Academic February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
January 19, 2019 UKVI General Training February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills B1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2790
British Council test location - Cape Town

Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

More information
Test date Type Results by Test fee
January 19, 2019 UKVI Academic February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
January 19, 2019 UKVI General Training February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills B1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2790
British Council test location - Cape Town (UKVI test location)

This test centre is specifically authorised by UK Visas and Immigration and offers the UKVI exam. Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

More information
Test date Type Results by Test fee
January 19, 2019 UKVI Academic February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
January 19, 2019 UKVI General Training February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills B1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2790
British Council test location - Cape Town

Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

More information
Test date Type Results by Test fee
January 19, 2019 UKVI Academic February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
January 19, 2019 UKVI General Training February 1, 2019 ZAR 3720
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills B1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2670
February 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 February 20, 2019 ZAR 2790

There is one British Council test centre in South Africas capital Pretoria. The average IELTS score of test takers with Afrikaans as native language is 7.4. According to our database, there are 18 universities in South Africa that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in South Africa is 6.5.

A long history of political shifts and changes has made the South Africa’s political history complicated, to say the least, but has nevertheless turned it into one of the most multi-ethnic and multicultural nations. The constitution of South Africa recognises 11 official languages, which is the highest number of any country on Earth. You’ll also notice in South Africa a unique and exciting array of arts, literature, and music. Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Oliver Schreiner – just to name a few of artists who’ve received global acclaim. Students who decide to pursue a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in South Africa will find an exciting environment full of inspiration, cultural history, artistic talent, and natural beauty. Education in South Africa is known around the world for creating some of the smartest people in the world. South Africa right now has a 93% adult literacy rate, making it among the ranks of the most knowledgeable nations on Earth. So, if you were to attend a university there, you’d join an environment filled with geniuses and bookworms. The universities there, too, have undergone rapid changes, particularly integrating the institutions over the course of the past 25 years. The universities around today, who offer several Master’s and Bachelor’s degree, are a result of decades of restructuring and reformation. Plus, they offer some of the lowest tuition prices, even for international students.

To study in English at one of the universities in South Africa, you may need a proof of English proficiency. There are several standardised English tests that you can take to proof your English level, such as the PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), offered by British Council and IDP. IELTS is the most popular of these tests, with British Council offering more than 500 test locations and being accepted by more than 9,000 organisations world-wide.

10 most popular study destinations for students in South Africa

  • I took the IELTS. My decision was based on how simple and easy the IELTS application process was. Most people can prepare to take the IELTS on their own if they have the necessary practice materials available.

  • I took the IELTS which I believe is easier and much more recognized worldwide. It was very easy to practice for the IELTS test because the practice material provided by the examination body contains exactly the structure of the exam itself.

  • I took the IELTS test and it was really helpful to increase my admission chances to this programme. It is easy if you pay attention to good preparation.

  • More than 800 British Council test locations
  • Accepted by more than 9,000 institutions
  • More than 2.5 million tests taken last year

Essential Steps on How to Prepare for Your IELTS Test

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) became the world’s most popular English-language test for study, work and migration purposes. If you are preparing to take the IELTS exam, you will join 2 million IELTS test takers worldwide.

How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test?

The reading section of the IELTS Test assesses your English reading skills. Here are some tips on successfully passing this section of the IELTS Test.

How to Prepare for the IELTS Listening Test?

Find out how to prepare for the IELTS Listening Test following a few easy tips.

Steps to Take When Preparing for Your IELTS Test

Preparation is important. Get tips on how to prepare for the IELTS Test 6 months in advance.

Test your English language proficiency

Book an IELTS test