The test fee for General and Academic tests is NGN75,000.

You will be required to pay by bank transfer from Guaranty Trust Bank, First Bank and Zenith Bank. The payment instructions can be found on How to pay for IELTS exams.

If you are unable to make payment via bank transfer option, please raise a bank draft in favour of British Council from any Nigerian Bank and submit at any of the British Council offices in Nigeria. 

Test dates

The sections below list all upcoming test dates in Nigeria.

You can choose how you take IELTS.

Take paper-based IELTS

Take computer-delivered IELTS

Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so we strongly recommend that you register online as soon as possible and preferrably at least two months prior to the test date.

Please note: Once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, the test will no longer appear on our online registration system.

IELTS test locations

Scroll down to apply to the different locations.

Test location Registration handled by Number of tests per month
Abeokuta British Council in Lagos 1
Abuja  British Council in Abuja 2
Benin City British Council in Abuja 2
Calabar British Council in Lagos 1
Enugu British Council in Abuja 2
Ibadan British Council in Lagos 2
Ilorin British Council in Abuja 1
Lagos   British Council in Lagos 3
Port Harcourt British Council in Lagos 2
Kano British Council in Kano 1

Venue details

You will receive an email ten days before the test date confirming the venue for your test and the timetable. If you don't receive this, please contact your local British Council office.

For all applications and information requests, please contact the British Council Nigeria directly.