Where can you take IELTS in Nigeria?

We offer a range of convenient test dates in 11 official IELTS test centre locations across Nigeria. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you will need to come to a test centre to sit your test. Find out more

Test centres offering IELTS on paper

Abeokuta, Abuja, Ajah, Akure, Asaba, Benin, Calabar, Enugu, Festac, Lagos Mainland (Gbagada & Ikeja), Ibadan, Ikorodu, Lagos Island (Ikoyi), Ilorin, Kano, Osogbo, Port Harcourt, Surulere, Uyo, Warri and Yaba.

Test centres offering IELTS on computer

Abuja, Benin, Lagos Mainland (Gbagada), Lagos Island (Ikoyi), Kano and Port Harcourt.

Find IELTS test dates

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*
One Skill Retake  ₦167,580*
*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.

The test fee includes free exclusive preparation materials, practice tests and much more.

Test schedule/timings

Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. During the pandemic, we are running tests in the morning and in the afternoon. All sessions allow social distancing. Morning sessions are usually between 9.00 and 12.00. Afternoon sessions are usually between 13.00 and 16.00.

If you take IELTS on paper, your Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance.

Choose your Speaking test slot

You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot due to the pandemic, we will notify you by email or phone.

Looking to work, study, or live in the UK?

If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.