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Abu Dhabi
61 km

British Council Abu Dhabi (UKVI test location)

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July 20, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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Higher Colleges of Technology - Abu Dhabi Men's College

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British Council - Abu Dhabi University - Abu Dhabi

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British Council Abu Dhabi - ABC Private School

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October 26, 2024 Academic November 08, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
October 26, 2024 General Training November 08, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
November 30, 2024 Academic December 13, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
November 30, 2024 General Training December 13, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
December 14, 2024 General Training December 27, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS

British Council - UAEU - Abu Dhabi

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July 20, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Abu Dhabi - Orient Management Consulting & Training

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British Council Abu Dhabi - Compubase

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August 03, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
Al Ain City
152 km

British Council - Abu Dhabi University - Al Ain

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July 20, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Abu Dhabi - Pro London institute

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October 26, 2024 Academic November 08, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
October 26, 2024 General Training November 08, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
November 30, 2024 Academic December 13, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
November 30, 2024 General Training December 13, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
December 14, 2024 General Training December 27, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS

British Council - Abu Dhabi University - Al Ain Campus

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October 19, 2024 Academic November 01, 2024 AED 1300 DETAILS
October 19, 2024 General Training November 01, 2024 AED 1300 DETAILS
October 20, 2024 General Training November 02, 2024 AED 1300 DETAILS
October 20, 2024 Academic November 02, 2024 AED 1300 DETAILS
October 26, 2024 Academic November 08, 2024 AED 1125 DETAILS

British Council Abu Dhabi - Pro London institute

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British Council - UAEU - Al Ain

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British Council - Al Ain University of Science and Technology

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British Council - Al Ain Men's College

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July 27, 2024 General Training August 09, 2024 AED 1150 DETAILS
July 27, 2024 Academic August 09, 2024 AED 1150 DETAILS
July 20, 2024 Academic Global test date: please enquire
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British Council Abu Dhabi - Al Ain University, Al Ain Campus

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October 19, 2024 Academic November 01, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
October 26, 2024 Academic November 08, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
October 26, 2024 General Training November 08, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
October 05, 2024 Academic October 18, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
October 05, 2024 General Training October 18, 2024 AED 1200 DETAILS
Dubai
166 km

British Council Dubai - Valley of Experts training Institute

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British Council Dubai - Heriot Watt University

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British Council Dubai - Heriot Watt University (UKVI test location)

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November 16, 2024 UKVI General Training November 29, 2024 AED 1275 DETAILS
November 16, 2024 UKVI Academic November 29, 2024 AED 1275 DETAILS
November 30, 2024 UKVI Academic December 13, 2024 AED 1275 DETAILS
November 30, 2024 UKVI General Training December 13, 2024 AED 1275 DETAILS
December 14, 2024 UKVI Academic December 27, 2024 AED 1275 DETAILS

British Council - Meccademia Institute Dubai

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British Council Dubai (UKVI test location)

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British Council Dubai - Tepth

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British Council Dubai - Knowledge Point Institute

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Sharjah
195 km

British Council - American University of Sharjah

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British Council Dubai - Cassol

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British Council Dubai - Cassol (UKVI test location)

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Sharjah British Council Office

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British Council Dubai - Cassol.

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British Council Dubai - American University of Sharjah

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British Council - Holiday International Hotel

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Other test centres in or nearby United Arab Emirates

  • IDP Education - Abu Dhabi (UKVI test location)
  • IDP Education - Al Bayan Institute, Abu Dhabi – Muroor Road
  • IDP Education - Al Bayan International Institute (UKVI test location)
  • University of Wollongong - Abu Dhabi
  • IDP Education - Abu Dhabi
  • IDP Education – Al Khawarizmi Training Solutions (Al Bahia Campus)
  • IDP Education - Sheraton Hotel Corniche
  • IDP Education – Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana – Corniche Road
  • IDP Education – Syscoms College, Abu Dhabi – Airport Road
  • IDP Education – Canadian Smart Learning Institute – Aloft Hotel
  • IDP Education – Syscoms College, Al Ain – Al Muwaiji Area
  • IDP Education – Al Mukhtar Center, Al Ain – Al Mutarad District
  • IDP Education – Al Khawarizmi Training Solutions, Al Ain – Towaya Park
  • IDP Education – New Vision Training Centre – Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
  • IDP Education -Canadian University Dubai
  • IDP Education - British University in Dubai, Academic City
  • IDP Education - Eton Institute, Dubai
  • IDP Education - Dubai (UKVI test location)
  • IDP Education - Islamic Azad University, Knowledge Village
  • University of Wollongong - Dubai
  • IDP Education - University of Wollongong in Dubai (UKVI test location)
  • University of Wollongong - Al Garhoud
  • IDP Education - The Westminster School, Al Ghusais
  • IDP Education - Headway Institute, Knowledge Village
  • IDP Education - DISC, Dubai
  • There is one British Council test centre in United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi. 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 United Arab Emirates was 6.48. According to our database, there are 60 universities in United Arab Emirates that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in United Arab Emirates is 6.

    It’s almost like going to UAE can be a wonderfully educational experience in itself. But, luckily for you, there are also great universities for you to pursue your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree anywhere in the city. As a foreign student, there are some interesting options to consider, and there is plenty to learn about the history, culture, and politics that make UAE unique.

    The population in the UAE has a spectacularly high literacy rate – up to 90% - and these days the country has invested tons of money into the improvement of their science and technology institutes. Joining ranks with some of other major research and training enterprises, the UAE has formed the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) group, where they’ve been working with major companies around the world in developing nanotechnology, biotechnology, and a major supercomputing centre in South Asia.

    Universities as well are starting to gain a wide reputation all over the world, and students there have gone on to work in science, technology, and politics, making UAE an excellent choice for higher education.

    Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in the UAE you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require Arabic, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require. To apply to study in the UAE, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency. The certificates generally accepted by the universities in the UAE are TOEFL and IELTS. Still, you should always check on your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.

    To study in English at one of the universities in the United Arab Emirates, 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 United Arab Emirates

    How much does the IELTS exam cost in United Arab Emirates?

    The IELTS test in United Arab Emirates costs between AED 1050 and AED 1260. 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 United Arab Emirates?

    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 United Arab Emirates can be done by following this link to the official IELTS registration website .

    Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from United Arab Emirates?

    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 United Arab Emirates. Read more on the different types of IELTS in our article

    Which test center in United Arab Emirates is the best to take the IELTS exam?

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

    When will IELTS exams start in United Arab Emirates?

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

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