Do you want to study in the USA? IELTS can help you get there.

Take IELTS to prove that you have the English language skills needed to study in the USA. Over 3,000 higher educational institutions and programmes (e.g. visiting programmes, Fulbright scholarships, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, MBAs) in the USA accept IELTS as proof of English language proficiency.

Download our free guide to studying or working in the USA

Major institutions all over the USA recognise that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English. IELTS is:

  • trusted by the USA’s top 25 universities
  • accepted by all Ivy League colleges
  • used for admission to programmes at the top 50 US universities with the most international students.

A good IELTS score will help you to get into the institution of your choice.

Testimonials: What representatives of top US universities say about IELTS

  • 'I think IELTS is the best test because Kansas State University uses it!'
    Kansas State University, Miranda Asebedo
  • 'Before deciding to accept the IELTS as an alternative to TOEFL, I sat for the exam myself and can attest to the genuine rigor it represents.'

    Columbia University, New York, James F. Minter
  • 'We have been accepting IELTS since 2002 and feel it is a valid test of English language proficiency. We are particularly pleased with the speaking component.'
    University of Minnesota, Dean Tsantir
  • 'IELTS worldwide availability makes it an attractive option. We are pleased with the response from our international applicants.'

    UCLA Director Graduate Admissions, Daniel J. Bennett

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