IELTS at the University of Bath

Further information

Office Hours:

Open: Tuesday and Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Closed: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

E-mails are monitored Monday - Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm (excluding university and public holidays

Contact the IELTS Team:

  • via email
  • tel:  +44 (0)1225 383409
  • post: Wessex House 7.29, ASC. University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY

Contact the IELTS Officer (Saturdays only)

  • tel: +44 7972 137541

Take an IELTS Test  

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English for people who do not speak English as their first language but intend to study or already study at degree level or above. 

The General level IELTS test can also be for those candidates wishing to migrate to Canada, New Zealand or Australia. 

The University of Bath acts as a local agent, on behalf of the British Council, for the organisation and delivery of the IELTS examinations.

 You can find more information on both kinds of IELTS tests on the IELTS website. This website also provides information for students looking to prepare for the IELTS test.

How to apply

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions for the University of Bath IELTS test centre before you apply. It contains information regarding test day security procedures, passport or identity document requirements, and cancellation and transfer policies.

When you have chosen a test date, complete the IELTS online booking form on the IELTS website. We do not accept applications by post. 

Test Dates 2018:  £165.00 per test


Saturday 07/07/2018 Academic & General
Saturday 28/07/2018 Academic & General 


Saturday 18/08/2018 Academic & General


Saturday 08/09/2018 Academic & General
Saturday 29/09/2018 Academic & General


Saturday 13/10/2018 Academic & General
Saturday 27/10/2018 Academic & General


Saturday 03/11/2018 Academic Only
Saturday 17/11/2018 Academic Only


Saturday 01/12/2018 Academic & General
Saturday 08/12/2018 Academic Only

2019 test dates TBC

Before submitting your application, please check all address details (including postcode) are correct and complete.

Your Test Report Form (TRF) will be posted to this address. Any changes made to your records after the results have been released will incur a £20.00 charge.

  1. A system generated confirmation will be sent once you submit your completed application. 

  2. All test day details are included in the booking confirmation email. The confirmation will also include your application reference number should you need to contact us before the test.

  3. Once you have completed your online application you must submit a photocopy of the ID used on the application (passport, National ID card or UK issued Biometric card). Please write your application reference number on your passport photocopy.

    Please note: We accept clear, legible e-mailed copies of your indentification documents.  Your birth date, passport expiry date and photo must be clearly visible.  Failure to send these documents within 4 working days will result in the cancellation of your application and loss of your test fee.   We no longer require passport photos, as we will take your photo on the test day.

  4. Make payment via the University of Bath Online Store, or using one of the other methods of payment listed in the application summary you will receive upon completion of your application.

  5. Places are available on a first-come-first-served basis, regrettably we cannot reserve seats.  All test components are completed on the same day.  We maybe able assign early speaking tests for those with extenuating circustances, but this will not be guaranteed.  Please contact the IELTS office a minimum of 3 days prior to the test day with your request. 

  6. You must submit your IELTS online booking form before making any payments.

  7. If you have special needs or special requirements for testing, as per British Council policy, we require a minimum of 12 weeks notice before your test day. Please contact the IELTS office before you apply.  

  8. Please contact the IELTS Office by telephone on +44 (0)1225 383409 or by email if you have any queries.

Do not bring any personal belongings to the test.  You will not be permitted to take anything into the test room other than your passport, and a clear water bottle.  All telephones, purses, watches, coats and bags will locked in our secure cloak room.  

We will supply all the writing materials required for the test.  Thank you.

We have caf├ęs, restaurants and bars across campus for lunch and break times. 

 Test Results: 

You can view your results online. Your Test Report Form (TRF) will be posted to the address on your application, and to the institutions to which you have applied, 13 days after taking the test. Non-delivery or postal returns of TRFs due to incomplete or incorrect address information will result in a £20.00 reprint administration fee. We will only send out re-prints for those TRFs that are returned to the IELTS Office at the University of Bath.

 Additional Test Report Forms (TRFs):

Only one TRF is sent to each candidate when results are released. If you require an extra certificate posted to an institution or agency, or yourself after your results have released, it can be done at a cost of £15.00 (national) or £20.00 (international) per certificate. 

  1. Please contact the IELTS Office by email to request a TRF.

  2. Once your request has been approved you will be instructed to pay online.

  3. Once your payment has been processed your TRF will be posted.

  4. You are allowed a maximum of 3 extra TRF's if they are for yourself. 

Enquiry On Results (EOR):

If you are unhappy with your results, you are entitled to request a re-mark of one up to all components of your test. The process of requesting a re-mark costs £60, which is refunded if your score is changed upon re-mark.

  1. You must submit your request for a re-mark within 6 weeks of the test date. 

  2. Please contact the IELTS Office by email to request an official EOR form.

  3. Once your request has been approved by the IELTS office, you will be instructed to pay online.

  4. Place your completed form and a copy of your payment in an envelope along with the original test report form and send it to: IELTS Office, Academic Skills Centre, Wessex House 7.29, University of Bath, BA2 7AY.

  5. Once a re-mark has been requested, the University of Bath test centre will send your test papers to London where they will be marked by a trained clerical marker or senior examiner employed by the British Council.

  6. Please note that this process takes 8 weeks from receipt by the British Council in London.

  7. Once the paper has been remarked, your new TRF will be posted. 


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