IELTS important dates and deadlines

View important dates for the International English Language Testing System at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

All dates indicate tests at Victoria unless otherwise stated.

Key

AC = Academic; GT = General Training
Many = 15+; Few = 6-14; Limited = 1-5; Full = 0

The application deadline will close early if all test spaces have been booked.

Download a full list of IELTS test dates, including UKVI and Life Skills, from this link.

2017

Test Date Application Deadline Remaining Test Spaces Refund and Cancellation Deadline
Refund Information
Results Release Date Remark Deadline
Remark Process
January 21 January 13ClosedDecember 16February 3 March 3
February 11  February 3ClosedJanuary 6February 24 March 24
March 4 February 24ClosedJanuary 27March 17 April 14
March 25
(In Nelson)
March 17ClosedFebruary 17April 7May 5
April 29 April 21        Closed March 24May 12 June 9
May 13
(In Nelson)
May 5Closed  April 7May 26     June 23
June 3May 26AC: Full
GT: Full
April 28June 16July 14
July 8June 30AC: Full
GT: Full
June 2July 21August 18
July 29
(In Nelson)
July 21AC: Full
GT: Full
June 23August 11September 8
August 19 August 11 AC: Limited
GT: Many
July 14September 1 September 29
September 16
Academic Only
September 8AC: ManyAugust 11September 29 October 27
September 30
(In Nelson)
September 22AC: Few
GT: Many
August 25October 13November 10
October 14 October 6AC: Many
GT: Many
September 8October 27 November 24
November 11
(In Nelson)
November 3To be confirmedOctober November 24December 22
November 25
Academic Only
November 17Not yet available October 20         December 8 January 5 2018
December 2 November 24        Not yet available October 27 December 15 January 12 2018