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 'IELTS Ready Premium' 
  • 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

We would like to inform you that there has been a review of our IELTS fees. The updated fee for the IELTS range of tests administered by the British Council will take effect from March 1, 2024, for all tests scheduled on or after this date.
The new fees will be: 
IELTS on Computer Academic and General Training Modules: ₦266,000*
IELTS on Paper Academic and General Training Modules: ₦256,500*
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI): ₦285,000*
Life Skills: ₦249,000*
*The above fees will be subject to review based on the prevailing market dynamics.
The change in fees is due to the evolving market dynamics and increased costs in the delivery of our exams. This will enable us to continue to offer a wide range of services and comprehensive support to enable you achieve your goals. We will continue to provide free preparation materials like the IELTS Ready Premium (IRP) to support our test takers.
Thank you for choosing the British Council.

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

Tests we offer Fee Available test dates
IELTS on Computer Academic and General Training - in centre ₦266,000 Find a test date
IELTS on Paper Academic and General Training - in centre ₦256,500 Find a test date
IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) ₦285,000 Find a test date
IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) ₦285,000 Find a test date
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) ₦249,000 Find a test date

What you need to book

  • A valid identification document. When you register, you’ll need to upload a scan of your ID. The ID document should be a Passport or NIN card (with a microchip embedded, not the temporary slip) for Nigerians. The ID document for non-Nigerians is strictly a valid Passport. ID must be valid at the time of booking and on the test day. Any other identity document will not be accepted. If you're under 18, your parents will also need to complete the Parent Consent for candidates under 18 form. IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.  
  • A bank card (Credit/Debit) to pay through our online booking system or bank transfer. Find out more about how to pay.

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.
  • your access codes to the free online preparation course: IELTS Ready: Premium

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.
  • There are two speaking test formats – subject to availability you may change your speaking test format.

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