There is one British Council test centre in Slovakias capital Bratislava. According to our database, there are 9 universities in Slovakia that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Slovakia is 6.1.
The Slovak Republic is located in Central Europe and is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava, and the second largest is Košice.
The ancestors of the Slovaks are the Slavs, a migrating people who arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries. During the 9th century, Slavic ancestors of the Slovaks established a political entity called the Great Moravia. After the 10th century, the territory of today's Slovakia was integrated into the Kingdom of Hungary, which later became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After WWI, the nation of Slovaks and Czechs established the single state of Czechoslovakia. A separate Slovak state existed during World War II and was a client state of Nazi Germany. In 1945, Czechoslovakia was re-established. The present-day Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy with one of the fastest growth rates in the European Union, NATO and the OECD. The country joined the European Union in 2004.
The official language is Slovak.
To study in English at one of the universities in Slovakia, 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 Slovakia
How much does the IELTS exam cost in Slovakia?
The IELTS test in Slovakia costs EUR 211.
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 Slovakia?
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 Slovakia can be done by following this link to the official IELTS registration website .
Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Slovakia?
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 Slovakia.
Read more on the different types of IELTS in our article
Which test center in Slovakia is the best to take the IELTS exam?
There is no "best test center" in Slovakia , 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 Slovakia to find a test centers that is most convenient for you.