What Is The Cost Of Taking The IELTS Exam In Singapore?

There are many things to consider when you embark on your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) journey. If the cost of the IELTS Exam in Singapore is one of your main worries, then this is just the article for you! Read on to find out all you need to know about the fees for the IELTS test in Singapore.

What are the fees for the different types of IELTS Exams in Singapore?

Generally every test centre offers a relatively flat fee of about S$365 for each test but this can vary depending on the type of IELTS exam you are applying for.

The fees for both the Academic and General Training tests are the same and it's important to note that there is also no difference in price between the paper based test and computer delivered tests. 

The UKVI IELTS test is slightly higher in price as compared to the Normal IELTS test. The UKVI IELTS exam is only for those test takers who are applying for UK visas and immigration purposes. The higher price has nothing to do with an increased level of difficulty or a better level of language proficiency. The increased cost has more to do with the administrative procedures required for this particular exam.

What is the difference in IELTS fees between the IDP and the British Council Singapore?

Whether to take the IELTS Exam with the British Council or IDP IELTS is a question that often confuses and stumps students. The bottom line is that there are very few differences between the two organizations' ability to host the exams. There is currently no difference between the two organizations regarding the fee of any of the IELTS exams .

What are the accepted forms of payment for the IELTS test?

You can easily pay for the IELTS Exam online using a debit or credit card on the official IELTS website or you can pay in person at any Official IDP or British Council IELTS Test centre. This can be done during the online booking procedure, which can be found on the IDP and British Council websites.

If you are using the online registration facilities, it's important to make sure you receive a confirmation email, that gives you a booking payment update and provides information about your test date and test location.

Are there any extra / hidden test costs incurred that test takers need to know about?

There are only a few additional charges that you might incur regarding the IELTS Exam:

  • If you are of the opinion that your test results should be higher, then you are well within your rights to request that your exam be rechecked for a minimal fee. If your score does end up being amended, then you will receive a full refund.
  • Your initial payment for the exam includes five free test reports to organizations of your choice. You can send additional reports to other organizations for a small fee.

Since the IELTS Exam comes with a hefty price tag, it’s definitely worthwhile to make sure that you are well-prepared before you actually take the exam. Remember that you have to pay separately for each time you attempt the test.

Enrolling for a course with an experienced IELTS trainer can help determine whether or not you are sufficiently prepared for the IELTS exam.

Jonathan has been teaching students to prepare for the IELTS and PTE Exams for more than 10+ years. He's taught English to students in various countries in the world including Singapore, China, Australia, Canada and Colombia.