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Important notice for non-Thai IELTS test takers in Thailand


Where can you take IELTS in Thailand? 

Do you think you can only take the IELTS exam in Bangkok? Actually, the British Council offer a range of convenient test dates in 12 official IELTS test centres across Thailand. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or do IELTS on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you will need to come to a test centre to sit your test. This page has information on all the locations, plus IELTS test fees in Thailand. 

Test centres offering IELTS exam in Thailand on paper  

Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samutprakarn, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phitsanulok and Phuket

Test centres offering IELTS exam in Thailand on computer  

Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) 

Looking to work, study, or live in the UK?  

If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take  a specific IELTS test called IELTS UKVI or IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.

Find IELTS exam dates in Thailand

Use the dropdown to select your preferred location and see upcoming test dates.


The British Council offer FREE monthly webinars on IELTS on Computer and IELTS on Paper. You get free IELTS preparation materials and expert tips on IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Join us for the best free IELTS preparation in Thailand

IELTS exam in Thailand schedule / timings 

Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. In many locations there are test sessions in the morning and afternoon. All test sessions allow social distancing. Morning sessions are usually between 9:00 and 12:00. Afternoon sessions are usually between 13:00 and 16:00.

If you take IELTS on paper, your IELTS Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance. 

Choose your IELTS Thailand Speaking test slot

You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or IELTS on paper. If we need to change your slot due to unforeseen reasons out of our control, we will notify you by email or phone.

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