The IELTS is one of the most widely recognized and accepted tests in the world that certifies proficiency in the English language. As such it is administered all over the world, including in China.

This blog post explains how to register to take the IELTS test, and we’ll give you a rundown of testing centers in Mainland China, and finally, give you our recommendations on how to best prepare for the IELTS.

Follow along and get all the information you’ll need to take the IELTS and reach your target score.

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IELTS China: Where Can You Find an Official Test Center?

There are 74 centers offering IELTS tests (paper-based or computer-delivered) in China. Below is a non-exhaustive list of current testing sites in Mainland China. The IELTS test is held 1-4 times a month. You’ll find detailed information about which location offers which version of the IELTS test on which date on the NEEA location finder.

They are mostly located in language institutes or colleges and schools in major Chinese cities, so you are guaranteed to find an IELTS test venue near you.

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Province of Anhui

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Anhui China-Australia Technology and Vocational College•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 1601, 1602, 1603, 1608, 16F Garden Square 968 West Beijing RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Chongqing

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Sichuan International Studies University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 5, 6, 7, 28F Metropolitan Oriental Plaza 68 Zourong Road, Yuzhong DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Beijing

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Liaoning University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Fujian

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Xiamen University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 06-07, 30F Teem Tower 208 Tianhe RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Gansu

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Lanzhou University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Guangdong

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Guangdong University of Foreign Studies•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 06-07, 30F Teem Tower 208 Tianhe RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Guiyang

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Guizhou University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 5, 6, 7, 28F Metropolitan Oriental Plaza 68 Zourong Road, Yuzhong DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Guangxi Zhuang

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Guangxi University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 06-07, 30F Teem Tower 208 Tianhe RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Hainan

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Hainan University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 06-07, 30F Teem Tower 208 Tianhe RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Hebei

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Shijiazhuang Information Engineering Vocational College (North Campus)•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Heilongjiang

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Heilongjiang University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Henan

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Zhengzhou Institute of Light Industry•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Hubei

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Wuchang Experimental High School•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Hunan

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Hunan Mass Media College (South Campus)•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 06-07, 30F Teem Tower 208 Tianhe RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Jiangsu

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Southeast University - Jiulonghu Campus•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 1601, 1602, 1603, 1608, 16F Garden Square 968 West Beijing RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Jiangxi

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Nanchang University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 06-07, 30F Teem Tower 208 Tianhe RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Jilin

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Jilin University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Liaoning

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Shenyang Normal University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Shaanxi

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Xi'an Jiaotong University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Shandong

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Ocean University of China•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Shanghai

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Shanghai Institute of Technology - Xuhui Campus•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 1601, 1602, 1603, 1608, 16F Garden Square 968 West Beijing RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Shanxi

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Taiyuan University of Technology•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Sichuan

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Sichuan University•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 5, 6, 7, 28F Metropolitan Oriental Plaza 68 Zourong Road, Yuzhong DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Tianjin

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Tianjin Foreign Studies University•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Xinjiang

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics•General
•Academic
Registration address 7/F, Building 4, No. 8 North Donsanhuan Road Chaoyang DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Yunnan

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Yunnan University of Finance and Economics•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 5, 6, 7, 28F Metropolitan Oriental Plaza 68 Zourong Road, Yuzhong DistrictTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Province of Zhejiang

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Zhejiang Education Examinations Services Centre (Wenzhou)•General
•Academic
Registration address Room 1601, 1602, 1603, 1608, 16F Garden Square 968 West Beijing RoadTel: +86 10 8234 5671
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chinaielts.org

Where To Find More Test Centers?

Outside of China, IELTS Test Centers are also available in most countries, such as:

How Can You Successfully Register for the Ielts Exam in China?

Registering for the IELTS test in China follows a very particular process. First of all, the IELTS is administered exclusively in Mainland China (excluding Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau) by the Chinese Ministry of Education or NEEA, so you need to first register as a user on the NEEA website. The next step is to pay the fee for the test.

Now that you’ve paid the fee (at least 7 days before the test date!), it’s time to choose a testing location and apply for a seat. Remember that the IELTS is administered as a standardized test, so its format and content (difficulty) is the same no matter where you take it. Also note that because the Speaking section on both versions of the IELTS is a one-to-one interview, you’ll need to book your Speaking test time separately.

What Is The IELTS Test Fee In China?

In order to pass the IELTS in China, you will need to pay an RMB 2,170 fee while registering, or you will not be allowed to pass the test.

What Are the Payment Methods?

The payment method can be done online via Alipay or PayEase only, which you will be guided to do while registering for your test.

Can the Exam Be Refunded in Case of Cancellation?

You can be refunded in case of a cancellation only if you make your cancellation request 5 weeks before the IELTS test date. However, the refund will be minus an administration charge.

If you cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, the refund will be considered only if you have a medical reason. You will need to provide a piece of evidence like a medical certificate in order to be considered.

What if I am absent or sick on the test day?

In case of absence on the test day without giving any notice, your entire fee will be lost. However, by providing a medical certificate within five days after the exam day, you will be considered for a refund (minus the local administrative cost.)

What do I do if I lose my Test Report Form?

There is no need to worry in case you lost your TRF because it is valid for two years. But, it’s important to mention that copies can’t be sent to the candidates. Your relevant embassy or institution will be receiving your TRF.

You will not be charged for five TRF copies, but in case you want additional copies, you will need to pay a fee. For further information, contact your local test center.

How soon can I re-sit the IELTS test?

You can take the IELTS test again whenever you want, you can just pick a new test date. But before you do, we recommend you to study harder and improve your skills. You can always take courses or online English classes.

What if I am delayed by circumstances beyond my control?

If the test center found your circumstances to be valid, you will be offered a new test on the next available test date.

Is It Possible to Change the Date of the Exam?

You need to make the request 5 weeks before the original test date or it will not be accepted.

When Are You Going to Receive Your Test Results and How?

 
Computer-delivered
Paper-based
Estimated time
3 - 5 calendar days
13 calendar days
Online Results Preview
3 - 5 calendar days
13 calendar days
Receive the Test Report Form (TRF)
Mail delivery 13 days after the test date. Please allow at least three days for the delivery.

Train Online to Ace Your IELTS Test With GlobalExam

While the British Council doesn’t provide IELTS preparation courses in China, they have made available a study guide for IELTS candidates.

You can choose from their three different versions:

Test Drive (about 10 hours of training): This is the free version and is available to anyone attempting the IELTS in China.

Last Minute (about 30 hours of training): Another free version for registered users in China. Get this study plan through the NEEA IELTS registration website using your account number and ID provided by NEEA.

Full (about 120 hours of training): Available with 10 full units of practice and mock IELTS tests.

Alternatively, no matter where you are in the world, GlobalExam offers a platform with training materials, practice exercises and real-life IELTS testing simulations. Therefore you can get a feel for the IELTS experience before the big day.

Use GlobalExam’s personalized statistics function to track your progress and focus on your weakest areas for the IELTS. Boost your overall English skills with the vocabulary and grammar files. We’ll give you all the tools and tips you need for success on your IELTS test score.

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