Over 2 million people took exams with the British Council last year. We offer a wide range of exams, from English tests to school and business qualifications, in more than 90 countries worldwide. We connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the academia and business world.
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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test.
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration
If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, you can choose one of the tests to prove your level of English.
Aptis - Assess English Skills
Choose Aptis to assess more people more efficiently and raise international English language standards in your organisation.
Professional and university exams
We administer a large number of international professional exams on behalf of a variety of major UK examining bodies as well as UK universities.
Why take an exam with the British Council?
Find out why millions of people take exams with the British Council in more than 90 countries worldwide.