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Take an IELTS test in Switzerland. 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 Switzerland and register to save your spot within a couple of minutes. According to our database, there are 7 test locations offered by British Council and 8 test locations offered by IDP in Switzerland. The average IELTS score of test takers with German as native language is 7. According to our database, there are 72 universities in Switzerland that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Switzerland is 6.3.

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British Council Switzerland - Zurich

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March 9, 2019 Academic March 22, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 14, 2019 Academic March 27, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 Academic April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 General Training April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
April 6, 2019 Academic April 19, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
63 km
British Council Switzerland - St Gallen

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March 9, 2019 Academic March 22, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 14, 2019 Academic March 27, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 Academic April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 General Training April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
April 6, 2019 Academic April 19, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
77 km
British Council Switzerland - Basel

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March 9, 2019 Academic March 22, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 14, 2019 Academic March 27, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 Academic April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 General Training April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
April 6, 2019 Academic April 19, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
96 km
British Council Switzerland - Bern

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March 9, 2019 Academic March 22, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 14, 2019 Academic March 27, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 Academic April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 General Training April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
April 6, 2019 Academic April 19, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
88 km
British Council test location - Freiburg

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March 9, 2019 Academic March 22, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 14, 2019 Academic March 27, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 Academic April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
March 23, 2019 General Training April 5, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
April 6, 2019 Academic April 19, 2019 Global test date: please enquire
Other test centres in or nearby Switzerland
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Zurich
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Lucerne
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH St. Gallen
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Basel
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Bern

If you are a student who loves chocolate, high-end things, and gorgeous landscapes, Switzerland was tailor-made for you. A great plus is the kind population, the great shops and economy, and the international atmosphere, where students and people from all over the world come in search of great education and living conditions. We cannot stress enough how great your decision of studying here is, but we can elaborate on some details and break some of the stereotypes of yodelling and shady banks where mobsters keep their money. Switzerland seems the type of country that excels at everything: from great psychologists like Jung and Piaget, to sportsmen and women, like Federer and Hingis, and even ground-breaking physicists like Einstein - the degrees and fields are top notch. Also, Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, and, considering all the jokes about how compact the countries are, there’s no wonder you could visit 3 countries in only one afternoon, experiencing the true international experience to the maximum.

Switzerland has three official languages: German, French, and Italian. The language in which your degree will be taught depends on where you wish to apply to. In addition, most universities also offer a wide range of programmes taught in English. The certificates of proficiency you will need to provide, depending on the language you wish to study, are: DSH, TestDaF, OSD, telc for German; DELF or DALF for French and IELTS or TOEFL for English. If you don’t hold a language certificate, you may be able to take a language test at the university and they can decide if your level is sufficient for you to complete your studies. This option is not available in all universities, so always check with the institution!

To study in English at one of the universities in Switzerland, 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 Switzerland

  • I did the IELTS. It took more or less one month to prepare it on my own by practicing with helpful exercises and exam simulations on the official website.

  • I had to take a language test and chose for IELTS as you will get your results after 13 days. I also found out that there are a lot of webpages meant to help you get ready for the test.

  • I have chosen IELTS, because it is cheaper and reflects more what you can deal with than how you can circle the grammar closed questions. I liked that test, because you can handle the topics of the two essays there as you wish.

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

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