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Nairobi
236 km

British Council Nairobi (UKVI test location)

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 General Training Global test date: please enquire
January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Nairobi (UKVI test location)

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council - BC Nairobi (UKVI test location)

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Nairobi

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December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Nairobi

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

BC Nairobi - Oshwal College

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December 17, 2022 General Training December 30, 2022 KES 27670 DETAILS
December 17, 2022 Academic December 30, 2022 KES 27670 DETAILS
December 09, 2022 Academic December 22, 2022 KES 29000 DETAILS
February 10, 2023 General Training February 23, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS
February 10, 2023 Academic February 23, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS

BC Nairobi - Oshwal College (UKVI test location)

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December 17, 2022 Academic December 30, 2022 KES 27670 DETAILS
December 17, 2022 General Training December 30, 2022 KES 27670 DETAILS
December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 10, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire

BC Nairobi - Learning & Testing Services

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January 11, 2023 General Training January 24, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS
January 11, 2023 Academic January 24, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS
February 15, 2023 General Training February 28, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS
February 15, 2023 Academic February 28, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS
March 15, 2023 General Training March 28, 2023 KES 29000 DETAILS

BC Nairobi - Learning & Testing Services (UKVI test location)

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

BC Nairobi - Oshwal College

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Eldoret
281 km

BC Nairobi - Noble Conference Centre

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BC Nairobi - Noble Conference Centre

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British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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Higher Colleges of Technology, CERT SWC - Sharjah Womens College

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Higher Colleges of Technology, CERT SWC - Sharjah Womens College

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December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 General Training Global test date: please enquire
January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

Higher Colleges of Technology, CERT SWC - Sharjah Womens College

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire
Kisumu
346 km

British Council - CD IELTS, Baroda

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Mombasa
558 km

British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 10, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 General Training Global test date: please enquire
January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.
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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 10, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 17, 2022 General Training Global test date: please enquire
January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

Other test centres in or nearby Kenya

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  • There is one British Council test centre in Kenyas capital Nairobi. The average IELTS score of test takers with English as native language is 7. According to our database, there are 5 universities in Kenya that accept the IELTS test.

    Kenya, is an African country, situated on the East African equator with dynamic and multicultural capital city Nairobi. Kenya has been described as "the cradle of humanity", as some of the most famous fossils of early humans have been found here. Kenya is named for Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. The education system has highly developed and today Kenya is a large provider of higher education programmes, drawing a significant number of international students. You can choose from numerous accredited programmes available at both undergraduate and graduate degree level. Your study abroad experience in Kenya will be complemented by the fantastic scenery of the African wilderness. Find the best information about what it’s like to study in Nairobi, including degree course offers, career opportunities, student life, living costs, and more. With more than ten public universities and over twenty private universities, students have plenty of options from where to choose to get a higher education degree. Applicants can select from the following types of higher educational institutions: universities, colleges of higher education, vocational colleges and polytechnic universities. Kenya has been attracting a high number of international students from all over the world. The multicultural environment has played an important part in continually increasing the number of students. The language of instruction used in universities is English. The academic year runs from September to June. Depending on the chosen field of study, a Bachelor's programme can take four to six years, and they often end with a research project. The education system in Kenya is managed by two ministers: Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

    Kenya recognises over sixty different languages, with Swahili and English being the national standard and the official languages. However, in Kenyan universities, most programmes and courses are taught in English and applicants from non-English speaking countries will be required to deliver a certificate stating a high level of English proficiency, such as IELTS.

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

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in Kenya?

    The IELTS test in Kenya costs between KES 27670 and KES 28850. 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 Kenya?

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

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Kenya?

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

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

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

    When will IELTS exams start in Kenya?

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

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