IELTS Overview

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most common English language proficiency tests for academic education taught in English.

IELTS Recognition

It is recognized by over 9,000 organizations worldwide. These include over 2000 universities in the U.S. and a vast number of universities in Australia, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa. Even more, it is also recognized by different professional organizations across the world.


The universities, often, demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may even expect a minimum score in each of the 4 Modules. Furthermore, the range of IELTS score accepted in universities varies largely from one country to another. The acceptability criteria for different countries is as given below:


Over 300 institutes in Canada accept IELTS. If you are applying under SPP (Student Partners Program) or Non-SPP for undergraduate course/ degree program, there is a requirement of an overall 6 bands in IELTS with no less than 5.5 bands in each module. And, in case you are applying for graduate courses/ degree programs, you need overall 6.5 bands in IELTS with minimum 6 bands in each module. There are many popular universities under SPP namely British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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