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Matsumoto
151 km

British Council test location - Matsumoto

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Kanazawa
167 km

British Council test location - Kanazawa

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Saitama
237 km

British Council test location - Saitama

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Tokyo
258 km

British Council Japan

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 General Training Global test date: please enquire

British Council Japan (UKVI test location)

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July 23, 2024 UKVI General Training August 05, 2024 JPY 31500 DETAILS
July 23, 2024 UKVI Academic August 05, 2024 JPY 31500 DETAILS
July 24, 2024 UKVI Academic August 06, 2024 JPY 31500 DETAILS
July 24, 2024 UKVI General Training August 06, 2024 JPY 31500 DETAILS
July 25, 2024 UKVI General Training August 07, 2024 JPY 31500 DETAILS

British Council test location - Eastern cities

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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Japan - Tokyo (UKVI test location)

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Japan

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July 23, 2024 General Training August 05, 2024 JPY 28500 DETAILS
July 23, 2024 Academic August 05, 2024 JPY 28500 DETAILS
July 25, 2024 Academic August 07, 2024 JPY 28500 DETAILS
July 25, 2024 General Training August 07, 2024 JPY 28500 DETAILS
July 26, 2024 General Training August 08, 2024 JPY 28500 DETAILS

Eiken Foundation of Japan - Kenkyusha Eigo Centre Building (UKVI test location)

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council - Berkeley House Tokyo (UK PLUS Tokyo)

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British Council - Eiken IELTS Test Centre - Tokyo Station

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August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council test location - Tokyo

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July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
August 08, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Other test centres in or nearby Japan

  • Japan Study Abroad Foundation
  • Japan Study Abroad Foundation - Tokyo Bay Area
  • Japan Study Abroad Foundation - Yokohama
  • Japan Study Abroad Foundation - Kyoto
  • There is one British Council test centre in Japans capital Tokyo. The average IELTS score of test takers with Japanese as native language is 5.6. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in Japan was 5.81. According to our database, there are 25 universities in Japan that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Japan is 6.

    Japan is a country of contrasts, preserving old traditions related to the unique Japanese culture, like the Buddhist heritage, and, at the same time, the nation is a leader in scientific research, mostly technology, famous for manufacturing robots. More than 100,000 international students from every corner in the world enrol in Japanese universities every year. Higher educational institutions here focus on academic performance based on innovative and creative ideas, but they also set much value in developing human quality. Since 1949, there have been twenty-two Japanese (or Japanese born) winners of the Nobel Prize, especially in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. Because of the welcoming environment, and the fact that Japan is a leading nation in terms of futuristic technology, engineering, and biomedical research, students find Japan to be a very appealing study option. Since 1949, there have been twenty-two Japanese (or Japanese born) winners of the Nobel Prize, in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. You could say Japan has quite an interesting legacy when it comes to sciences. The literacy rate of Japan is almost 100% - the biggest in the world. In Japanese culture, education is regarded highly. So, you’re likely to find yourself in a world-class academic environment.

    There are over 250 English-taught programmes in Japan. Almost all Japanese universities accept IELTS or TOEFL as proof of English.

    To study in English at one of the universities in Japan, 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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    Frequently asked questions about IELTS in Japan

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in Japan?

    The IELTS test in Japan costs between JPY 25380 and JPY 27500. 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 Japan?

    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 Japan can be done by following this link to the official IELTS registration website .

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Japan?

    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 Japan. Read more on the different types of IELTS in our article

    Which test center in Japan is the best to take the IELTS exam?

    There is no "best test center" in Japan , 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 Japan to find a test centers that is most convenient for you.

    When will IELTS exams start in Japan?

    IELTS exams in Japan are conducted through the whole year. You can find all dates for IELTS exams in Japan on the official IELTS registration website .

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