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Academic vs General Training

Which version of IELTS is right for you?

There are two versions of IELTS to choose from:

  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS General Training
 What do you want to do?  The version you need

 I want to:

  • study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level; or
  • join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country
 You should take IELTS Academic

 I want to:

  • train or study at below degree level
  • work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country
  • emigrate to an English-speaking country
 You should take IELTS General Training

Find out which test you need

Every organisation sets its own entry requirements. In some cases both versions of IELTS may be accepted.

If you are not certain as to which version to take, you should contact the organisations directly in order to check their requirements.

Whichever test version you choose, we at Abu Dhabi University - Knowledge Group can help you make the most of your time and obtain the results you need.