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Bern
60 km

Swiss Exams - IELTS - The Cambridge Institute Bern

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December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Swiss Exams - IELTS - Cambridge Academy Bern

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December 01, 2023 Academic December 14, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
December 01, 2023 General Training December 14, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
December 15, 2023 Academic December 28, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
December 15, 2023 General Training December 28, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
January 05, 2024 General Training January 18, 2024 CHF 410 DETAILS

Swiss Exams - IELTS - Cambridge Academy Bern (UKVI test location)

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December 16, 2023 UKVI General Training December 29, 2023 CHF 43.2 DETAILS
December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Switzerland - Bern

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December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire
Zürich
68 km

British Council Switzerland - Zurich

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Winterthur
88 km

British Council - Swiss Exams Winterthur

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December 01, 2023 Academic December 14, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
December 01, 2023 General Training December 14, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
December 15, 2023 Academic December 28, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
December 15, 2023 General Training December 28, 2023 CHF 410 DETAILS
January 05, 2024 General Training January 18, 2024 CHF 410 DETAILS
Basel
97 km

Swiss Exams - IELTS - The Cambridge Institute Basel

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December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

British Council Switzerland - Basel

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December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire
December 02, 2023 General Training Global test date: please enquire
December 02, 2023 Academic Global test date: please enquire

Other test centres in or nearby Switzerland

  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Lucerne
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Bern
  • Feusi Bildungszentrum
  • Cambridge English Languages GmbH Zurich
  • If you are a student who loves chocolate, high-end things, and gorgeous landscapes, Switzerland was tailor-made for you. A great plus is the kind population, the great shops and economy, and the international atmosphere, where students and people from all over the world come in search of great education and living conditions. We cannot stress enough how great your decision of studying here is, but we can elaborate on some details and break some of the stereotypes of yodelling and shady banks where mobsters keep their money. Switzerland seems the type of country that excels at everything: from great psychologists like Jung and Piaget, to sportsmen and women, like Federer and Hingis, and even ground-breaking physicists like Einstein - the degrees and fields are top notch. Also, Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, and, considering all the jokes about how compact the countries are, there’s no wonder you could visit 3 countries in only one afternoon, experiencing the true international experience to the maximum.

    Switzerland has three official languages: German, French, and Italian. The language in which your degree will be taught depends on where you wish to apply to. In addition, most universities also offer a wide range of programmes taught in English. The certificates of proficiency you will need to provide, depending on the language you wish to study, are: DSH, TestDaF, OSD, telc for German; DELF or DALF for French and IELTS or TOEFL for English. If you don’t hold a language certificate, you may be able to take a language test at the university and they can decide if your level is sufficient for you to complete your studies. This option is not available in all universities, so always check with the institution!

    To study in English at one of the universities in Switzerland, 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 Switzerland

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in Switzerland?

    The IELTS test in Switzerland costs between CHF 370 and CHF 410. 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 Switzerland?

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

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Switzerland?

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

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

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

    When will IELTS exams start in Switzerland?

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

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