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

Test fee and locations

The IELTS test costs €232. 

The British Council offers IELTS tests in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Strasbourg. All registrations are handled by the British Council in Paris.

Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so we strongly recommend that you register online at least two months prior to the test date. 

Available test dates

The tables below show the available upcoming written test dates in France. Please take particular care to read the information on Speaking test date details below.

Please note: Registration deadlines are subject to availability. Once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, the test will no longer appear here.

For a complete list of dates, please see our online registration system.

Select a location below

Bordeaux

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

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
10/11/2018 IELTS Academic 13/10/2018 Apply now

Lille

Venue: Lille, Université Catholique de Lille, 60, Boulevard Vauban, 59016

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13/10/2018 IELTS Academic 24/09/2018 Apply now
13/10/2018 IELTS General Training 24/09/2018 Apply now

Lyon

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

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27/10/2018 IELTS Academic 29/09/2018 Apply now
27/10/2018 IELTS General Training 29/09/2018 Apply now
03/11/2018 IELTS Academic 06/10/2018 Apply now

Marseille

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

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13/10/2018 IELTS Academic 24/09/2018 Apply now
13/10/2018 IELTS General Training 24/09/2018 Apply now
27/10/2018 IELTS Academic 29/09/2018 Apply now
27/10/2018 IELTS General Training 29/09/2018 Apply now
03/11/2018 IELTS Academic 06/10/2018 Apply now

Nantes

Venue: Nantes, Université de Nantes, Faculté des Langues et Cultures Etrangères, Chemin de la Censive du Tertre, 44312

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
20/10/2018 IELTS Academic 30/09/2018 Apply now

Nice

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

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
20/10/2018 IELTS Academic 05/10/2018 Apply now

Paris

Venue: Paris Est, 2 rue de la Butte Verte, 93160 Noisy-le-Grand

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
20/10/2018 IELTS Academic 30/09/2018 Apply now

Venue: Paris Nord, 27 rue Godillot, 93400 Saint-Ouen, Venue may change. Address will be confirmed 2 weeks before

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13/10/2018 IELTS Academic 30/09/2018 Apply now
13/10/2018 IELTS General Training 30/09/2018 Apply now
20/10/2018 IELTS Academic 29/09/2018 Apply now
27/10/2018 IELTS Academic 29/09/2018 Apply now
27/10/2018 IELTS General Training 29/09/2018 Apply now
03/11/2018 IELTS Academic 06/10/2018 Apply now

Strasbourg

Venue: Strasbourg, CECI Formation, 202 Avenue de Colmar, 67100

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13/10/2018 IELTS Academic 24/09/2018 Apply now
03/11/2018 IELTS Academic 06/10/2018 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.

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