International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS measures test takers’ ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true-to-life ability to communicate in English. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

International recognition

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, taken by over 3.5 million people each year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking – and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play.

The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

Fair test conditions

Uniquely, IELTS tests your English conversation skills through a face-to-face Speaking test which means that you are assessed by having a conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

Focused on practical needs

IELTS tests English as it is used in work, study and everyday life. This is done by assessing all four areas of language proficiency: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Fast results

Many IELTS candidates need their test results to apply for jobs or higher education courses. We therefore guarantee the fastest possible turnaround time for IELTS results and make results available after 13 days.

The module you should choose

IELTS is available in two formats – Academic and General Training. For more information on each module please refer to the “Information for Candidates” booklet.

How to Apply

Submit your application form, copy of a valid identity document and accompanying payment as soon as you decide on the test date session. The number of places is limited and the applications close before the indicated closing date once all available places are booked. Applications can be done online or manually.

Online Registration

IELTS Malta offers online registration. You can book your IELTS Test online by following the instructions below:

  • Go to Book Now and select Malta from the drop-down menu.
  • On the Country Page, look for the test location (Valletta) and upcoming test dates.
  • On the same page, familiarise yourself with the details of the passport, identity card and documentary information you will need to complete the application process.
  • Review the payment method you need to use.

Prior to booking online, collect the identification and other documentary information that you require. You will need this information before you complete the application form.

If required, you will have the opportunity to list up to five organisations that you would like your Test Report Form sent to.
Advise IELTS Malta as soon as possible if you have a disability or other condition to enable us to make special arrangements for you on the test day.

You will receive a confirmation email on receipt of application. Please ensure you carry out all the instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact the IELTS Malta Team on: +356 22032318; +356 22032327 or email


The fee per candidate for the test is €240 for 2024.


You may pay by cash, credit card, bank transfer or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to “The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry”. Should you wish to pay directly from overseas, please email us for more details.

No application form will be accepted unless complete and accompanied by payment.

Speaking Tests

Speaking Tests can be held up to 7 days before test day. Candidates will receive an email with all the necessary information, including the speaking test appointment, approximately 2 weeks before test day. Candidates who miss their speaking test appointment, without prior notification or other valid reason, (illness accompanied by an original medical certificate), may request a rescheduling, subject to availability, against a payment of €25.

Special Needs

If you have special needs, please contact the IELTS Administrator three months prior to the test date.
Postponement and cancellation

Candidates who postpone their application more than 5 weeks before the test date must pay an additional administration fee amounting to 25% of the application fee.

Candidates who cancel their application more than 5 weeks before the test date will receive a refund of the application fee less an administration fee of 25%.

Candidates who postpone or cancel their application less than 5 weeks before the test date will be charged the full test fee.

Candidates who are absent due to illness must provide a medical certificate by no later than five days from the test date. They will then be able to sit for their test within three months of the original test date.

Identification Document

If you submit your application form by hand, you will be asked to present a valid (not expired) identity document. This can be either your identification card or passport. ID cards are only accepted in the case of EU citizens. On the test day, candidates are required to bring the same identity document as quoted on the application form.
Remember – No identity document, no test.

Test Day Photography

IELTS has a procedure for enhancing test security that involves taking and authenticating photographs of test takers on the test day. Under this new procedure, IELTS staff will take an individual passport style photograph of all candidates present on the test day. The photograph will normally be taken on the day of the speaking test.

The test day photograph will be printed on the candidate’s test report Form and will only be used for test requirements. Test day photography will only take about a minute. Your identification document and photograph will be verified on the test day.


On completion of the IELTS test, you will receive a Test Report Form (TRF). Results will be issued 13 calendar days after the test day. Only in exceptional circumstances may they be delayed. Results are usually posted. You may choose to have them delivered by courier or you may decide to collect them personally. In all cases, you can also view results online.

Results by Post

Please ensure that we have your correct address.

Courier Service

Contact the IELTS team if you would like to receive your TRF via courier. You are responsible for organising collection and payment for the service. It is important to provide us with all the relevant details.

Results by Hand

Advise the IELTS team if you would like to collect your results by hand. On collection, you will need to present your identification document and sign the register.

Online Results

You have the opportunity to preview your IELTS score online. You can view your results by following this link and login with your email and password.

Up to Date Information

Please ensure IELTS Malta has your correct mailing address, email address and local contact number.
If you would like copies of your result to be sent to universities or organisations, please provide up-to-date and complete address information.

Contact Details

The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
The Exchange Buildings,
Republic Street,
Valletta VLT 1117, Malta

T: +356 2203 2000
T: +356 2203 2318
Opening Hours – Monday – Friday 8.00 – 16.00
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