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Riyadh
230 km

British Council Central Province - Gulf Colleges

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Central Province - Gulf Colleges (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 Central Province - Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University

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British Council Central Province - Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University (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 Central Province - KSU Medical Educational Centre Male

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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Central Province - KSU Medical Educational Centre Male (UKVI test location)

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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Central Province - KSU Medical Educational Centre Female

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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Central Province - KSU Medical Educational Centre Female (UKVI test location)

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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 Central Province - Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University

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December 12, 2022 General Training December 25, 2022 SAR 1340 DETAILS
December 12, 2022 Academic December 25, 2022 SAR 1340 DETAILS
December 13, 2022 General Training December 26, 2022 SAR 1340 DETAILS
December 13, 2022 Academic December 26, 2022 SAR 1340 DETAILS
December 14, 2022 Academic December 27, 2022 SAR 1340 DETAILS

British Council Central Province - Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University (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
Buraydah
251 km

British Council Riyadh - Buraydah

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December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Central Province - Saudi Railway Polytechnic Male

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December 17, 2022 Academic December 30, 2022 SAR 1300 DETAILS
December 17, 2022 General Training December 30, 2022 SAR 1300 DETAILS
February 10, 2023 Academic February 23, 2023 SAR 1340 DETAILS
February 10, 2023 General Training February 23, 2023 SAR 1340 DETAILS
March 10, 2023 Academic March 23, 2023 SAR 1340 DETAILS

British Council Central Province - Saudi Railway Polytechnic Male (UKVI test location)

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December 17, 2022 General Training December 30, 2022 SAR 1300 DETAILS
December 17, 2022 Academic December 30, 2022 SAR 1300 DETAILS
December 08, 2022 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Central Province - Saudi Institute for Training

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British Council Central Province - Saudi Institute for Training (UKVI test location)

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British Council Central Province - Saudi Railway Polytechnic Male

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British Council Central Province - Saudi Railway Polytechnic Male (UKVI test location)

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British Council Central Province - Saudi Institute for Trainings

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Ha'il
473 km

British Council Central Province - Prince Sultan Social Center

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British Council Central Province - Prince Sultan Social Center

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British Council Prince Sultan Social Centre Hail

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British Council Prince Sultan Social Centre Hail

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British Council Riyadh - Hail

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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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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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Higher Colleges of Technology, CERT SWC - Sharjah Womens College

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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

Higher Colleges of Technology, CERT SWC - Sharjah Womens College

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January 06, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

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

Other test centres in or nearby Saudi Arabia

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  • There is one British Council test centre in Saudi Arabias capital Riyadh. The average IELTS score of test takers with Arabic as native language is 5.7. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in Saudi Arabia was 5.26. According to our database, there are 28 universities in Saudi Arabia that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Saudi Arabia is 6.

    To study in English at one of the universities in Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in Saudi Arabia?

    The IELTS test in Saudi Arabia costs SAR 1300. 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 Saudi Arabia?

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

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Saudi Arabia?

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

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

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

    When will IELTS exams start in Saudi Arabia?

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

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