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How To Pay For IELTS Tests In Nigeria (General or Academic)

How To Pay For IELTS Tests In Nigeria – The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last 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, in your new life abroad.

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. If you want to know How To Pay For IELTS Tests In Nigeria, you are in the right place.

Also See: IELTS In Nigeria | Centres | Check Result

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

How To Pay For IELTS Tests In Nigeria

We will guide you on how to pay IELTS tests in Nigeria here.

Cost: #75,000

There are two ways you can make the payment: through Bank Draft and through direct bank transfer.

Bank Draft

If you are unable to make payment via the bank transfer option, you can alternatively raise a bank draft in favour of British Council from any Nigerian bank and submit at any of the British Council offices in Nigeria. For the full addresses of our offices link here .

Also See: About Work & Study Programs In Nigeria

Through Bank Transfer

Bank transfer from First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank or Zenith Bank using the appropriate under-listed account numbers, plus the code for month of exams (table below) and last two digits of the International Passport Number.

 995102 – to take your IELTS Abuja, Benin or Enugu

• 995202 – to take your IELTS test in Lagos, Abeokuta or Ibadan 

• 995302 – to take your IELTS test in Port Harcourt

Month of Exam Month Code
April 01
May 02
June 03
July 04
August 05
September 06
October 07
November 08
December 09
January 10
February 11
March 12












Example, the full account number for Abuja IELTS exams in April for a candidate with passport number ending 31 will be 9951020131

Please note the following:

  1. Select Standard Chartered Bank as the beneficiary bank. The account name is The British Council.
  2. In the remark field, enter the full reference number then name of the candidate e.g. NG150-127815-2630 -Abanga Chinenye Chukwu.
  3. After completing the transfer, please send evidence (payment summary slip or screenshot) of fund transfer, reference number and candidate name to ngielts.payment@britishcouncil.org  within 24hours.

The above information is sourced from www.britishcouncil.org.ng.

Important Notes

  1. It is important to enter correct information(candidate name and reference number)in the fields to prevent delays with tracking your payment.
  2. It may take up to 72 hours to receive confirmation of any payment made by bank transfer.
  3. Contact can be made with any of the British Council offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt or Kano if you do not receive payment confirmation within 5 working days of completing the transfer.

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