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Johannesburg
426 km

British Council Hanoi - Cat Tuong Palace

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British Council Hanoi - Cat Tuong Palace

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British Council South Africa - Global Continuity

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British Council South Africa - Global Continuity

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British Council South Africa - Rosebank Union Church

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British Council South Africa - Rosebank Union Church

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Higher Colleges of Technology, CERT SWC - Sharjah Womens College

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British Council South Africa - Johannesburg

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British Council South Africa - Global Continuity

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British Council South Africa - Global Continuity

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Pretoria
474 km

British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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British Council South Africa - Royal Elephant

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British Council South Africa - Royal Elephant

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British Council Hanoi - Cat Tuong Palace

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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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British Council Port Elizabeth

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British Council Port Elizabeth

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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 South Africa - B and E Conference Centre

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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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Durban
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British Council - Basil Paterson College Edinburgh

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British Council - The Royal Hotel (UKVI test location)

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British Council - The Royal Hotel (UKVI test location)

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British Council - The Royal Hotel (UKVI test location)

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British Council Islamabad - Mirpur - Grand Regency Hotel

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Other test centres in or nearby South Africa

  • Centro Europeu
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  • IDP Education- PSB Academy City Campus
  • IDP Education- PSB Academy City Campus
  • There is one British Council test centre in South Africas capital Pretoria. The average IELTS score of test takers with Afrikaans as native language is 7.4. According to our database, there are 18 universities in South Africa that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in South Africa is 6.5.

    A long history of political shifts and changes has made the South Africa’s political history complicated, to say the least, but has nevertheless turned it into one of the most multi-ethnic and multicultural nations. The constitution of South Africa recognises 11 official languages, which is the highest number of any country on Earth. You’ll also notice in South Africa a unique and exciting array of arts, literature, and music. Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Oliver Schreiner – just to name a few of artists who’ve received global acclaim. Students who decide to pursue a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in South Africa will find an exciting environment full of inspiration, cultural history, artistic talent, and natural beauty. Education in South Africa is known around the world for creating some of the smartest people in the world. South Africa right now has a 93% adult literacy rate, making it among the ranks of the most knowledgeable nations on Earth. So, if you were to attend a university there, you’d join an environment filled with geniuses and bookworms. The universities there, too, have undergone rapid changes, particularly integrating the institutions over the course of the past 25 years. The universities around today, who offer several Master’s and Bachelor’s degree, are a result of decades of restructuring and reformation. Plus, they offer some of the lowest tuition prices, even for international students.

    To study in English at one of the universities in South Africa, 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 South Africa

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in South Africa?

    The IELTS test in South Africa costs ZAR 4370. 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 South Africa?

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

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from South Africa?

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

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

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

    When will IELTS exams start in South Africa?

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

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