American University of Sharjah

Testing Center

Testing Center

IELTS

AUS is an authorized IELTS test venue in partnership with the British Council.

IELTS is the world's most popular English language proficiency test with two million tests taken in 2013. Taking IELTS opens doors and allows you to study and work in 135 countries around the world. Over 8,000 organizations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions (including over 3,000 institutions in the USA).

IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one and is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to work or study in countries where English is the language of communication.

Test Schedule

To view all available test dates, please open the schedule

Test Format

IELTS has four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting whilst the Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests. You will be advised of the time for your speaking interview when you apply.

Registration

For registration, please visit click here.

Required Identification

On the day of the test, you must present your original, valid passport; or UAE National ID for identification purposes only.

Please note that you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without original ID that you used during your registration.

How to Prepare

Road to IELTS is a popular online self-study resource for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking test practice, written by the British Council. It includes:

  • Practice materials
  • Timed tests
  • Tutorials
  • Online scoring
  • Self-assessment tools to measure your progress

You can try British Council's Road to IELTS resources with 10 hours of free study right now with no prior registration.

When you register for an IELTS test with British Council, you'll be free to enjoy a further 20 hours of access to the learning materials.

To access Road to IELTS resources, please click here.

Test Fees

The test fee is AED 970.

IELTS results online and by SMS

You can preview your results online 13 days after the main test day. You can also receive your result by SMS if you complete the form given to you on your test date.

Students can order for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) of test report forms to be posted to receiving institutions. Please contact British Council customer services points to place a request. They send them free of charge if applied within four weeks from the result publishing date. However, for secure and faster delivery, additional courier charges may apply.