Important:

Our test centres are now operating on a limited basis 

Following local health authority and government guidance, we have taken steps to reopen our test centres across Kuwait.

To do this safely and prevent the spread of Covid-19, health precautions are in place to protect both staff and candidates. 

These include:

  • Self-declaration form: All test takers must sign a declaration form at the entrance of the exams area on test day to declare that they are eligible to attend the test session
  • Test takers may not attend the test if: they are under a quarantine, self-quarantine, stay-at-home or medical surveillance order, as specified by the Kuwait Government  OR if they have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms
  • Under 18s are recommended to be accompanied by an adult
  • Temperature screening will be in place at all test venues
  • Social distancing measures must be adhered to – with staff and test takers always two metres apart
  • All staff and test takers will be required to use face masks and gloves 
  • New hygiene protocols in place with sanitation stations in every test centre 

The health and safety of test takers and test staff is our number one priority. Given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic, the British Council will continue to follow all directives made by the Kuwait Government. Our precautions will be kept under review and we will remain vigilant to the developing situation.

Our test locations

We offer a range of convenient IELTS test dates in 6 test centre locations across Kuwait, with up to 4 paper-based IELTS sessions monthly, and 3 computer-delivered sessions daily.

Find out which test is best for you, and choose between our paper-based and computer-delivered tests, which are both delivered in one of our official test centres.

IELTS test fees

Test type Fee Booking link
IELTS Academic    
Paper-based KWD 85 Book now
Computer-delivered KWD 88 Book now
IELTS General Training    
Paper-based KWD 85 Book now
Computer-delivered KWD 88 Book now
UKVI and Life Skills    
IELTS for UKVI KWD 78 Book now
Life Skills KWD 60 Book now

IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) and IELTS Life Skills 

If you are applying for a visa to emigrate to the UK then you may need to apply for the IELTS for UKVI test. On this page, you will find more information about these tests.

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