A map of where the British Council runs IELTS English test sessions in France: Paris, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Nice Marseille and Strasbourg.

Choose your IELTS test

We offer a range of convenient IELTS test dates in eight official test centre locations across France: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Strasbourg.

We recommend that you book your place before the registration deadline. The tables below show the upcoming test dates in all cities and the registration deadline.

IELTS Test fee

The fee for an IELTS Academic or General training test is €235. 

IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills fees

-IELTS for UKVI Academic or General training: €228.

-IELTS Life Skills A1 €171.

-IELTS Life Skills B1: €171.

If you are applying for a visa to emigrate to the UK then you may need to apply for the IELTS for UKVI test

Choose your IELTS test date

The tables below show the available upcoming written test dates for IELTS Academic and General Training only (not for UKVI) in France. You will receive an email with full test details (timetable, venue information) approximately five days before the test. 

Select a location below

Bordeaux

Venue: Bordeaux, ENSTBB, 125 rue de Bethmann, 33000

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
23/03/2019 IELTS General Training 02/03/2019 Apply now
06/04/2019 IELTS General Training 16/03/2019 Apply now

Lyon

Venue: Lyon, ECEMA, 181-203 avenue Jean Jaurès, 69007

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27/04/2019 IELTS Academic 06/04/2019 Apply now
27/04/2019 IELTS General Training 06/04/2019 Apply now

Marseille

Venue: Marseille, Université Aix-Marseille, Espace La Cannebière 110, 114 La Canebière, 13001

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
23/03/2019 IELTS General Training 02/03/2019 Apply now
13/04/2019 IELTS Academic 23/03/2019 Apply now
27/04/2019 IELTS Academic 06/04/2019 Apply now
27/04/2019 IELTS General Training 06/04/2019 Apply now

Nice

Venue: Nice, International House Nice, 27 rue Rossini, 06000

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
06/04/2019 IELTS Academic 16/03/2019 Apply now
06/04/2019 IELTS General Training 16/03/2019 Apply now

Paris

Venue: Paris Nord, 27 rue Godillot, 93400 Saint-Ouen

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
09/03/2019 IELTS Academic 24/02/2019 Apply now
14/03/2019 IELTS Academic 24/02/2019 Apply now
23/03/2019 IELTS Academic 08/03/2019 Apply now
23/03/2019 IELTS General Training 08/03/2019 Apply now

Speaking test date details

 

City Speaking test date details
Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Lille and Strasbourg The Saturday afternoon after the written test.
Nice

The Friday before the written test or the Saturday of the written test.

Please make sure that you are available on both Friday and Saturday when you choose your written test date.

Paris*

Speaking tests take place the week before the written test (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) or on the same day (i.e. on Saturday afternoon). 

Please make sure that you are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday when you choose your written test date.

If the written test is on a Thursday, then the Speaking test can take place on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. 

Institutions Speaking tests take place in the week before or after the date of your written tests, or on Saturday afternoon. Your institution will make sure that it fits in with your timetable. 

* Saturday Speaking tests will be given in priority to those candidates living outside of Paris as per the postal address indicated at registration.

Test venue details

The exact test venue information will be confirmed by email two weeks before the test.

For all applications and information requests, please contact the British Council Paris directly.