Book your exam online and access our free preparation materials today. 

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course 'Road to IELTS Last Minute course', which includes 100 interactive activities, 9 video tutorials and two IELTS Academic practice tests for each of the four skills
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book online

You can take your test at one of our official IELTS test centres on paper or on computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card. 

Test we offer Fee Book
IELTS Academic and General Training - in centre (paper or computer) €242 Italy Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration - in centre (Academic and General Training) €265 Italy, €254 Malta Book now 
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) in centre €175 Italy, €175 Malta Book now

What you need to book

  1. A valid identification document (identity card or passport). Your ID must be valid at the time of booking and on the test day. If you're under 18, your parents will also need to complete the consent form on line.  IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.  
  2. A bank card. You can pay through our online booking system.

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date and time
  • your access to the free online preparation courses: Road to IELTS Last Minute Version.

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the format, the different exam components and test results.