If you want to work or study in the UK, you may need to apply for a UK Visa and prove your English proficiency by taking an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), such as IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) or IELTS Life Skills.

Book your IELTS for UKVI test in Rome or Milan 

Below is an overview of the IELTS for UKVI tests you can take at UKVI approved testing points in Rome and Milan:

Test Description Fee
IELTS for UKVI (Academic) If the university or organisation you are applying to has requested that you take the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test, take  this test. 


IELTS for UKVI (General Training) If you are interested in migrating to the UK or pursuing training or study below degree level, take this test.


IELTS Life Skills A1 Take this test to prove your English Speaking and Listening skills for your application to UK Visas and Immigration for family of a settled person visas. €185
IELTS Life Skills B1

Take this test to demonstrate your English Speaking and Listening skills for UK Visas and Immigration applications for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship.


You can also take IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) One Skill Retake on computer. Find out more about IELTS One Skill Retake.

Which test should I take?

If you are a student, and you are applying for a Student Visa at a higher education institution to directly enter a bachelor or postgraduate degree at a university that is a licensed sponsor for migrant students, you must meet the English language level required by the institution.

All British universities and colleges accept IELTS Academic results, so you may not need to take an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test. Instead, you can submit an IELTS Academic result.

If you are NOT a student, please check which test format you need with the organisations you are applying to before booking the test.

What is the difference between IELTS and IELTS for UKVI?

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI have the same format, content, scoring, and difficulty level. The only difference is the Test Report Form, which indicates that you took the test at an official IELTS for UKVI test location approved by the UK Home Office.