APU holds official IELTS™ tests 4 times per year (2 times per semester) on campus.
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study abroad or work where English is the language of communication.
There are two modules in IELTS: Academic and General Training. Only the Academic module IELTS is available at the APU test site. The Academic Module assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK, Australia, Canada or New Zealand is based on the test results. The General Training Module is the most appropriate to applicants applying for immigration to Australia, Canada, or New Zealand.
Candidates will be assessed in all four skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The total test time is about three hours.
A valid passport is necessary in order to register for IELTS. Candidates must apply directly through the IELTS website.
There is no pass or fail mark. Scores are given on an Overall Band Score of 1.0 to 9.0.
Scores are recorded on an official Test Report Form which shows the individual band score for each part of the test as well as an overall band score.
For more details regarding IELTS, please visit the official IELTS website.