Over 2,200 of American colleges and universities are now accepting IELTS results as a substitution for TOEFL scores, including all the Ivy League schools. The International English Language Testing System is administered by the British Council. It is a pen and paper test with a face-to-face oral exam, which is different from TOEFL’s computer-based oral exam.
Like the TOEFL, the IELTS covers the four basic language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The IELTS is offered up to four times a month in Belgium and results are released on the 13th day after the test date. To find test dates in Brussels, please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.be/
Please contact the British Council Brussels for registration information and test dates:
Please contact the Luxembourg venue directly if you wish to do your test there:
IELTS Examination Venue
Bureau des Examens
Institut National des Langues
Mme Monique Siedler
21, Boulevard de la Foire
L – 1528 Luxembourg
Telephone +352 264 430 361
Fax +352 264 430 360
We advise you to register well in advance (more than 6 weeks) because sessions can fill up quite fast. If the session date doesn’t appear on the IELTS online registration system it means the session is full.
As soon as your registration is in order (all documents received as well as payment), you will receive an e-mail with a code giving you access to 20 hours of test preparation (in addition to the 10 hours of free preparation available on: www.roadtoielts.com/testdrive/) and about 10 days before the test date you will receive your exam timetable and address of the test venue.
Oral examinations are normally taken on the same day as the written tests but in rare cases of very large sessions the oral may also be scheduled on a separate day. This may be a Saturday OR a weekday during working/school hours) the week before or after the test. Candidates with more than one hour of travel (one way) will be given priority to sit the test on the same day. Results are sent on the 13th day after the test date – one copy to you and a copy to the institutions you have listed on your application form. Candidates can request that we send additional copies to institutions for a period of 2 years after the test.
Candidates are allowed to repeat the test if they wish to improve their grades. It should be noted, however, that IELTS scores are not substantially improved merely by taking the test on multiple occasions.