IELTS Testing in Hamilton and Tauranga
The award-winning University of Waikato IELTS Centre is based in Hamilton and also tests off-site in Tauranga. IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, 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. www.ielts.org
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.
Test Information (Fees, Results, and Policies)
Applying for the IELTS Test
Applications are now completed online through the IELTS website for both Hamilton and Tauranga. Applications close two days before the test date or earlier if all available places are sold. To apply for the IELTS test you must provide:
- A photocopy of your passport details and signature pages
- The Test Fee*
|* Test Fee (Hamilton)||NZ$ 395|
|* Test Fee (Tauranga)||NZ$ 425|
|Test Cancellation||NZ$ 85|
|Absence on the test date||No refund|
|Extra copies of your results||Free if requested on the application form (NZ$20 if requested after the test date)|
*Download a Credit Card Approval Form You will receive confirmation of your IELTS test date and time approximately 10 days prior to the test. For the application process and on the test day you must have your passport with you. For further information contact the IELTS office.
Please check your IELTS requirements with your intended organisation/institution before booking for a test.
IELTS Test Results
Results for each test are available 13 days after the test. These will be posted online or you can collect your results from the IELTS Office (University of Waikato College) before 1 pm (13 calendar days after the test). You will receive only one copy of your test result, but you can apply for additional copies.
Remark of Test Results
You can ask for one component of your test or all four to be remarked (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking) by filling out an IELTS Remark Form and emailing it to [email protected] You must ask within six weeks of your test date. The cost is $230 and the remark may take up to 3 weeks to process. If your test score changes then a full refund of your remark fee is given.
Hamilton IELTS Test
Tests are conducted on the University of Waikato campus, LAIN Building. The listening, reading and writing tests are taken together. The speaking test is usually on the same day but can be Friday evening.
Tauranga IELTS Tests
Tests are conducted on the University of Waikato Tauranga campus, The Hub, Level 1, 101 Durham Street.
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.
Transfer, cancellation and refund policy
If you want to cancel your test (with a full refund) or transfer your test date (free of charge), you must give us at least 14 days notice before the test. If you cancel your test within 13 days before the test, there is a cancellation fee of $85.
You will not receive any refund if you cancel your test 3 days before the test unless there is a valid reason. Valid reasons include serious illness or bereavement. In this case, we can transfer your test date to a later date. You can choose a new date within 3 months of the original test date to sit the test again.
If you are absent on test day, without a valid reason, you will not receive a refund of your tests fee. Complete downloadable form here.
IELTS complaints and feedback process
If any aspect of your IELTS experience with us has not gone the way you expected, the first step is to contact us as soon as possible. We want to hear from you when you feel we haven’t met your needs, as complaints or feedback help us to improve our products, services, and test takers’ experience. We strive to resolve any area of dissatisfaction or complaint that you have in a fair and timely manner. All complaints will be dealt with in line with our Complaints Policy available on www.ielts.org.
2022 Test Dates - Hamilton
|Venue||2022 Date||Apply Online|
|Hamilton||20 August 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||20 August 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||3 September 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||3 September 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||24 September 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||24 September 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||8 October 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||8 October 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||29 October 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||29 October 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||5 November 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||5 November 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||19 November 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||19 November 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||3 December 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||3 December 2022||General Training|
|Hamilton||17 December 2022||Academic|
|Hamilton||17 December 2022||General Training|
2022 Test Dates - Tauranga
|Venue||2022 Date||Apply Online|
|Tauranga||3 September 2022||Academic|
|Tauranga||3 September 2022||General Training|
|Tauranga||8 October 2022||Academic|
|Tauranga||8 October 2022||General Training|
|Tauranga||5 November 2022||Academic|
|Tauranga||5 November 2022||General Training|
|Tauranga||19 November 2022||Academic|
|Tauranga||19 November 2022||General Training|
|Tauranga||3 December 2022||Academic|
|Tauranga||3 December 2022||General Training|
|Tauranga||17 December 2022||Academic|
|Tauranga||17 December 2022||General Training|