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Al Ain University is now 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 the last year. Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work in 135 countries around the world. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions- including over 3,000 institutions in the USA. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one. IELTS 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 Format

IELTS has four modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.


Total Test Time

The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. 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.

Total time for each part
Listening 40 questions Approximately 30 minutes
Reading 40 questions 60 minutes
Writing 2 tasks 60 minutes
Speaking 3 parts 11–14 minutes


IELTS Testing Venues at AAU

Al Ain Campus

Abu Dhabi Campus


Test Fees

Paper test: AED 1120 (Result: 13 days)

Computer Delivered: AED 1260 (Result: 5-7 days)


Required Identification Documents

On the day of the test, students must present their original, valid and signed passport; or UAE National ID for identification purposes only.
Please note that you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without the original ID that you used during your registration.


Registration and Payment

The IELTS candidate may apply either online through this link

Register & Pay

or personally by visitant the Registration Unit at Al Ain University where a member of staff has been assigned to provide help with filling out the application form online.

The candidate has two options of payment, either online by credit card or offline at the finance unit staff at AAU registration counter. If the candidate chooses to pay offline, he/she will attend to the finance staff with the application reference number to pay the fees.


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 for its IELTS students, Road to IELTS includes:

  • practice materials
  • timed tests
  • tutorials
  • online scoring
  • self-assessment tools so that you can 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.
You can also visit this link for more IELTS preparation materials

How to Prepare?


IELTS Additional TRFs

Students can order for additional original copies (up to maximum of five) of test report forms to be posted to receiving institutions.  If you would like us to do this, please apply through one of our British Council customer services points. They send them free of charge if applied within the 4 (four) weeks from the result publishing date. However, for secure and faster delivery, additional courier charges may apply.