IELTS Testing in Hamilton and Tauranga

Waikato Pathways College is an approved IELTS test centre for those who require a recognised English language test as evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. Visit the IELTS website to find out more about the test.

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. The award-winning IELTS test centre at the University of Waikato organises a number of test dates on both Hamilton and Tauranga campuses throughout the year.

IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

About the test

IELTS is offered in two test formats:

The Academic format is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study or who are seeking professional registration.

The General Training format is suitable for candidates planning to undertake non-academic training, work experience, or for immigration purposes.

  • IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test
  • IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today
  • IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2 million tests were taken globally
  • IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation
  • IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries

You can apply to take the test through the IELTS website. Applications close two days before the test date. See below for a list of upcoming dates.

  • About the test

    IELTS is offered in two test formats:

    The Academic format is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study or who are seeking professional registration.

    The General Training format is suitable for candidates planning to undertake non-academic training, work experience, or for immigration purposes.

    • IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test
    • IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today
    • IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2 million tests were taken globally
    • IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation
    • IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries

    You can apply to take the test through the IELTS website. Applications close two days before the test date. See below for a list of upcoming dates.

  • Upcoming test dates

    You can take the IELTS both in Hamilton and Tarunga.

    Available 2021 Date Apply Online
    Hamilton 9 January 2021 Academic
    9 January 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 9 January 2021 Academic
    9 January 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 23 January 2021 Academic
    23 January 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 23 January 2021 Academic
    23 January 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 27 February 2021 Academic
    27 February 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 27 February 2021 Academic
    27 February 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 13 March 2021 Academic
    13 March 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 13 March 2021 Academic
    13 March 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 27 March 2021 Academic
    27 March 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 27 March 2021 Academic
    27 March 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 17 April 2021 Academic
    17 April 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 17 April 2021 Academic
    17 April 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 8 May 2021 Academic
    8 May 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 8 May 2021 Academic
    8 May 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 29 May 2021 Academic
    29 May 2021 General Training
    12 June 2021 Academic
    12 June 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 12 June 2021 Academic
    12 June 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 19 June 2021 Academic
    19 June 2021 General Training
    10 July 2021 Academic
    10 July 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 10 July 2021 Academic
    10 July 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 24 July 2021 Academic
    24 July 2021 General Training
    7 August 2021 Academic
    21 August 2021 Academic
    21 August 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 21 August 2021 Academic
    21 August 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 4 September 2021 Academic
    4 September 2021 General Training
    25 September 2021 Academic
    25 September 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 25 September 2021 Academic
    25 September 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 9 October 2021 Academic
    30 October 2021 Academic
    30 October 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 30 October 2021 Academic
    30 October 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 6 November 2021 Academic
    20 November 2021 Academic
    20 November 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 20 November 2021 Academic
    20 November 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 4 December 2021 Academic
    4 December 2021 General Training
    Tauranga 4 December 2021 Academic
    4 December 2021 General Training
    Hamilton 18 December 2021 Academic
    18 December 2021 General Training
  • Apply for a test
    You can apply for your test online for Hamilton and Taranga.
  • Fees
    Test Fee
    IELTS test  NZ $385
    Remark  NZ $230
    Postponement and cancellation  NZ $85
    Absence on test date  No refund
    Extra copies of your results   Free if requested on application form (NZ$20 if requested after test date)

    Transfer, cancellation and refund policy

    Tests may only be cancelled 5 weeks prior to the test date, unless there is a valid reason, such as serious illness or bereavement. You must inform the centre within 5 days of the test. If you cancel outside the 5 weeks period, there is an $85 cancellation fee. You may transfer to a new date as long as you have given 5 weeks to do this. The cost for a transfer is $85 NZD. You can choose a new date within 3 months of the original test date to sit the test again. If you are absent on the test day, without a valid reason, you will not receive a refund of your test fee.

  • Results

    Test results are available 13 days after the test. These will be posted online or you can collect your results from the IELTS Office at Waikato Pathways College before 1pm 13 calendar days after the test is taken. You will receive only one copy of your test result, but can apply for additional copies.

  • Additional information

    Hamilton and Tauranga IELTS Tests

    These tests are conducted on the University of Waikato campus. The listening, reading and writing tests are taken together. The speaking test is usually on the same day.

    ID Requirements

    On the day of your test you must bring your passport or you will not be able to sit the IELTS test. The passport must be valid and not expired. We will only accept original passports and not photocopies or other forms of ID.

  • Contact us

    To find out more about the IELTS testing centre at Waikato Pathways College, you can contact us:

    Address:

    University of Waikato
    Waikato Pathways College
    LAIN Building Gate 1
    Knighton Road
    Hamilton, New Zealand

    Phone: +64 7 858 5607 or +64 7 858 5600 (reception)

    Email: ielts@waikato.ac.nz

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