Important Notice:

On 20 February 2015, the UK government announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes. 

If you are planning to study in the UK, please check the website of the institution you are interested in to identify the exact testing requirements for your course.

if you make a visa application to move to the UK, you need to be aware of the changes made by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

For more information on the UK Visas and Immigration, please visit

Candidates going to the UK are advised to verify with their chosen institution/ university for the required version of the IELTS test they need before registering for their IELTS test. Refunds will only be given as per IELTS policy. Please see guidelines on IELTS refunds.


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