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British Council - Dongkuk University (UKVI test location)

Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.
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July 20, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
July 20, 2024 General Training Global test date: please enquire
July 27, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
July 27, 2024 General Training Global test date: please enquire
August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire

Other test centres in or nearby South Korea

  • IDP Education - Seoul (UKVI test location)
  • There is one British Council test centre in South Koreas capital Seoul. The average IELTS score of test takers with Korean as native language is 5.5. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in South Korea was 5.97. According to our database, there are 48 universities in South Korea that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in South Korea is 6.3.

    Nicknamed the Land of the Morning Calm, South Korea is a unique blend of old and new, ancient and modern, nature and technology. You can experience a long historical landscape, full of natural beauty, with the plus side of seeing a major tech and entertainment hub in the city of Seoul. These days, South Korea has achieved popularity among international students – and for good reason! There is a wide variety of universities and programmes for students everywhere to pursue their Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programmes. Plus, living and studying in South Korea is relatively inexpensive for most people. So, going to South Korea would ensure both stunning surroundings, interesting friends, and great value. In South Korea you have not only an endless number of options for careers, activities, cuisine, and weekend trips; you also have plenty of university options to select from. In fact, just in South Korea alone, you can discover hundreds of university options, each offering different types of training, research, and instruction that will suit whatever you are looking for. Based largely on an American education model, the universities in South Korea offer 4 year Bachelor’s degree programmes, with Master’s degrees giving you an additional 2-3 years of education. So there’s plenty of time to acquire necessary skills and knowledge before you’re tossed out there on the job market.

    To study in English at one of the universities in South 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 South Korea

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in South Korea?

    The IELTS test in South 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 South 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 South Korea can be done by following this link to the official IELTS registration website .

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from South 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 South Korea. Read more on the different types of IELTS in our article

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

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

    When will IELTS exams start in South Korea?

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

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