Take an IELTS test in or nearby North Korea

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Other test centres in or nearby North Korea

  • IDP Education - Seoul (UKVI test location)
  • To study in English at one of the universities in North Korea, 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 North Korea

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in North Korea?

    The IELTS test in North Korea costs between USD 140 and USD 310. However, each test center can set its own fee. So, make sure to check on the offical test centers website to get the most up to date information.

    How can I apply for IELTS in North Korea?

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

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from North Korea?

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

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

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

    When will IELTS exams start in North Korea?

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

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