There is one British Council test centre in Brazils capital Brasilia. The average IELTS score of test takers with Portuguese as native language is 6.6. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in Brazil was 6.65. According to our database, there are 90 universities in Brazil that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Brazil is 5.6.
In Brazil, 5 million students are enrolled in the more than 23,000 programs available in universities all over the country. Over 2,000 private and public schools offer higher education programs with domestic and international recognition for quality. A number of Brazilian universities rank in the top 500 public best universities in the world. Private universities also stand out for the number of quality programs offered and of students enrolled. They account for 76% of the higher education system and offer courses lasting from 2 to 6 years. In some of the Spanish and English colonies in the Americas, institutions of higher learning were established as early as the 17th century. Upon graduating, students had the option of either becoming priests or continuing their studies in Europe. In the period before and after the independence of Brazil, other schools of higher learning, although not formally called "universities," were founded, including those specialized in civil and military engineering, medical faculties and technical courses in the fields of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and economy were created. The faculties of law founded after the independence of Brazil served as nuclei that developed into modern Brazilian universities.
To study in English at one of the universities in Brazil, 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.
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The IELTS test in Brazil costs BRL 1089.
Please note that you may need to make extra costs such as transportation or accomodation if you need to travel to a city to take IELTS.
See our article on IELTS costs how to save money on your IELTS test.
How can I apply for IELTS in Brazil?
First make sure that you apply for the right type of IELTS. The IELTS exam is offered as Academic or a General Training variant. The Academic variant is for studying abroad and the General Training if you want to migrate to an English-speaking country and work there, or if you plan to attend a secondary school.
Applying for all variants of IELTS in Brazil can be done by following this link to the official IELTS registration website .
Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Brazil?
If you plan to study or work in the United Kingdom, you need IELTS for UKVI. The UK Home Office has authorized the Secure English language exams (SELT) IELTS for UKVI Academic and General Training and IELTS Life Skills for visa applications to the UK coming from Brazil.
Read more on the different types of IELTS in our article
Which test center in Brazil is the best to take the IELTS exam?
There is no "best test center" in Brazil , all of them are equally good.
The IELTS test is a standardized test that is conducted in exactly the same way on different locations. So, it doesn't really matter which test center you will go, you will always get the same high quality experience.
Go directly to test centers in Brazil to find a test centers that is most convenient for you.