The British Council in Nigeria offers IELTS Academic, General Training and UK visas and immigration (UKVI) tests.

You can book your IELTS test with us online (and, where applicable, at any of our offices). When you book with us, you can be certain that you will be taking your test at an official IELTS test centre.

Tests we offer

Test type Fee Book
IELTS Academic and General Training - paper-based test (for tests from 4 April 2020 onwards) ₦75,000 Book now
IELTS Academic and General Training - computer-delivered test ₦75,000 Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) ₦84,555 Book now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) ₦71,318 Book now

 

To book your test you will need to: 

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID (International passport) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear photocopy of it when you book your test. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.
  2. Download and read our Information for Candidates which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test-takers under the age of 16. 
  3. Pay for your test. You can pay for your test either online, with a bank draft or via bank transfer 

 

Online Payment: This option allows test takers to receive instant payment confirmation within the online registration portal. 

a)    Payment by Card: Payment can be made online using debit cards following the steps below:

  • Login to the Standard IELTS Online Registration Portal and complete registration.
  • Click on “Pay Online
  • Click on “Continue” on the checkout page and you will be redirected to the SeerBit Payment Platform.
  • Fill in the personal information required and click “Continue
  • Select the “Pay with Card” option.
  • Fill in Debit Card details - Card number, Expiry date and Customer Verification Value (CVV) and select “Continue”.
  • Fill in card PIN and “One Time Password” (OTP) to complete payment.
  • Payment confirmation will be sent instantly.

You will be redirected to the Online Registration Portal for booking confirmation

 b)   Payment By Bank Account: This option allows test-takers to receive instant payment confirmation within the online registration portal via First Bank, GT Bank or United Bank for Africa (UBA). 

Kindly follow the steps below for this payment method: 

  • Complete registration on the Online Registration Portal.
  • Click on ‘Pay Online”
  • Click on “Continue” on the checkout page and you will be redirected to the SeerBit Payment Platform
  • Fill in the personal information required and click “Continue”
  • Select “Pay by Bank Account” option
  • Fill in Bank Account Number and select “Continue”. 
  • GT Bank and First Bank Account holders will be redirected to the bank’s internet banking platform to complete the transaction. (You will be required to use a token to complete the transaction)
  • UBA Account holders will fill in One Time Password (OTP) and complete payment.
  • Payment confirmation will be sent instantly.
  • You will be redirected to the Online Registration Portal for booking confirmation. 

 Offline Payment: This option allows candidates to make payments by bank transfer or bank draft.

 Bank Transfer: Payment can be made using the account number below ending with the last 7 digits of your IELTS reference number.

Account Number: 996*******

Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank

Account Name: British Council Trading Services (Nigeria) Limited.

Example: If the IELTS reference number is A3-NG050-S-2267095, the account number to use will be 9962267095

Note:

In the remark/comment field on the payment platform, enter the candidate name e.g Abanga Chinenye

Please send the following to ngielts.payment@britishcouncil.org immediately after payment:

  • Evidence of payment (summary slip or transfer receipt)
  • Reference number
  • Candidate full name
  • Account holder’s name

It is important to enter the correct IELTS reference number as the account number to prevent delays with tracking payment.

Confirmation of payment will be sent within 5 working days, otherwise contact any of the British Council offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt or Kano for resolution.

IELTS test date confirmation

Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive a confirmation giving you the start time of your test and the venue address.

Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or a different day within a 7-day window before or after your main test day. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking Test date.

After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.

You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal.  Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.

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