IELTS Exam Fee In Nigeria: Payment Procedure, Benefits & All You Need To Know

Introduction: The term IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System, the IELTS till date stands as the only Secure English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa customers applying both outside and inside the UK.

It is worrying that many see IELTS as the requirement for processing traveling documents to countries with English language as their first language, nowadays professional bodies now use this test as a means of interviewing job applicants and other uses listed below.

IELTS Exam Fee In Nigeria: Payment Procedure, Benefits & All You Need To Know 1

If you fall into the category of persons applying for student or permanent visa, work or study, the IELTS examination is the same in terms of content, examiners, format, level of difficulty and scoring. Should you fail to meet the required score, there is no limit on when and how often you can retake the IELTS test, however the fee must be paid everytime the test is to be take but it is advisable to take get prepared for the test study more and pass it in the next attempt.

The IELTS also meets requirement for immigration to Australia, where TOEFL and Pearson Test of English Academic are also accepted.

In Canada, IELTS, TEF, or CELPIP are accepted by the immigration authority. Due to its global recognition and acceptability, many countries around the world including Nigeria have resorted to using this as a requirement for visa application in these countries.

Today in the US, IELTS is accepted by over 3,000 institutions and according to statistics, Nigerians form a majority of migrants to the United states, Canada and Australia where these certificate is accepted.

For the purpose if this post, we shall be focusing on IELTS exam fee in Nigeria for Nigerians only. The exam fee payable by applicants vary from one country to another. The exchange rates for various countries is the determining factor for the differences.

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There are no major requirements for taking the test, applicants ability to pay the test fee. However, IELTS gives special assistance to persons with disabilities though this has nothing to do with the test fee.


There are 3 major uses of the IELTS results domestically and globally as this depends on the need for it.

1) Work

2) Study

3) Immigration


Using the IELTS as a  proof of your language proficiency is an important step in obtaining a visa so that you can work abroad. Language skills are key to career success, and are considered a valuable asset in addition to all the other requirements of any job.


If you are interested in studying abroad, this test result is just perfect for you. Currently there are more than 500 universities and colleges worldwide that accept IELTS test results. Tier 4 student visa applicants can apply to universities in the UK and other European countries with an IELTS result from any of the 1,000 IELTS test locations globally.


Government agencies in the countries IELTS is accepted make use the result as part their applications processes to obtain citizenship or the right to permanent residence. Language proficiency is considered to be highly related to people’s ability to integrate into the community and the workplace, this alone proves the strong recognition the IELTS has gained globally.


Information gotten from British council official website states that the ITLTS fee for General and Academic tests for 2018 is NGN75,000. Interested persons will be required to pay though bank transfer from any  First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank or  Zenith Bank bank branches closest to them.

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Candidates who are unable to pay through the above are to complete payment by bank transfer method, you will be required to raise a bank draft in favour of British Council from any Nigerian Bank and submit at any of the British Council offices in Lagos or any part of Nigeria.

How To Pay Your IELTS Test Fee In Nigeria

Paying the IELTS fee comes with certain steps which must be strictly adhered to. Any process different from the underlined steps would render your test null and void.

On how to pay the IELTS fee, see below the necesary procedures

Payment can be made through two methods

  1. Bank Transfer
  2. Through Draft


Bank transfer from First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank or Zenith Bank using the appropriate under-listed account numbers, plus the code for month of exams (table below) and last two digits of the International Passport Number.

 995102 – to take your IELTS Abuja, Benin or Enugu

• 995202 – to take your IELTS test in Lagos, Abeokuta or Ibadan 

• 995302 – to take your IELTS test in Port Harcourt

Month of ExamMonth Code

Example, the full account number for Abuja IELTS exams in April for a candidate with passport number ending 31 will be 9951020131

Please note the following:

• Select Standard Chartered Bank as the beneficiary bank. The account name is The British Council.

• In the remark field, enter the full reference number then name of the candidate e.g. NG150-127815-2630 -Abanga Chinenye Chukwu.

• After completing the transfer, please send evidence (payment summary slip or screenshot) of fund transfer, reference number and candidate name to  within 24hours.

  1. Bank Draft
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The categories of individuals who are unable to make payment via the bank transfer option, can alternatively raise a bank draft in favour of British Council from any Nigerian bank and submit at any of the British Council offices in Nigeria.

For persons who prefer taking their test in Lagos, Port-harcourt, Abuja and Kano respectively you are to submit their bank draft to the following addresses beneath

British Council Lagos Office Address

20 Thompson Avenue
PO Box 53702 Falomo
Ikoyi, Lagos,


British Council Abuja Office Address

Plot 3645, IBB Way Maitama
PMB 550
Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

British Council Port-harcourt Office Address

127 Olu Obasanjo Road
GRA Phase 2,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

British Council Kano Office Address

24 Lamido Road

Nassarawa GRA, Kano

Kano State.

Important Notes: 

a) It is important to enter correct information(candidate name and reference number)in the fields to prevent delays with tracking your payment.

b) It may take up to 72 hours to receive confirmation of any payment made by bank transfer.

c) Contact can be made with any of the British Council offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt or Kano if you do not receive payment confirmation within 5 working days of completing the transfer.

Hope the information provided has been helpful? however if you have any question as regards IELTS exam fee in Nigeria, test locations, payment of test fee and any other questions can be directed to us via the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

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