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Welcome to IELTS at the ELA!

The ELA is an accredited IELTS test centre and New Zealand's largest provider of the IELTS examination, offering more than 35 tests per year, and a range of preparation coursesThe IELTS Centre at the ELA is also responsible for testing in the Pacific.

About the IELTS Test

  • All tertiary institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK accept the IELTS scores as an entry requirement.
  • More than 8,000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organisations around the world recognise IELTS scores as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English.   
  • IELTS is also accepted by over 3,000 tertiary institutions, programmes and professional organisations in the USA.

What is new in IELTS?

IELTS test takers at the ELA at the University of Auckland can now book their IELTS Speaking test online.

This function is available for all tests from 25 June test. Test takers can select from the following options:

  • Friday afternoon before the test, 14:10 – 15:50
  • Saturday morning before the test, 9:30 – 12:10
  • Saturday afternoon after the test, 16.10 – 17.50

Once candidates have paid they will automatically be directed to the Speaking Booking page.

Are you heading for studies or work-purposes in the UK?

Please visit the following websites to book your IELTS for UKVI test:


If you have any feedback about the IELTS examination, or would like to lodge a complaint, please contact ielts@auckland.ac.nz

Contact IELTS at ELA

Click here to contact IELTS at ELA

You are welcome to call us from Monday to Friday, between 8am-5:30pm New Zealand time. Our dedicated staff will assist you with your enquiry.