Choose your IELTS test

We offer a range of convenient IELTS test dates in our official test centre in Budapest and in our off-site location in Szeged.

We recommend that you book your place before the registration deadline. The tables below show the upcoming test dates in all cities and the registration deadline.

IELTS Test fee

The fee for an IELTS Academic or General Training test is 62,800 Ft.

IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills fees

- IELTS for UKVI Academic or General Training: 71,000 Ft.

- IELTS Life Skills A1: 53,250 Ft.

- IELTS Life Skills B1: 53,250 Ft.

If you are applying for a visa to emigrate to the UK then you may need to apply for the IELTS for UKVI test.

The IELTS fee is subject to change. British Council retains the right to change the exam fee.

Choose your IELTS test date

The tables below show the available upcoming written test dates for IELTS Academic and General Training only (not for UKVI) in Hungary. 

We currently run two tests per month on average.

Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so we strongly recommend that you register online at least two months prior to the test date. Please note, once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, the test will no longer appear on our online registration system.

Please note that we can only accept complete applications.

Information about exam fee rebate

From January 2018 successful language exam takers can claim money back from the Hungarian government. Please note as IELTS is not accredited in Hungary it is not possible to claim cost rebate for successful exams. Rebate can only be claimed for the value of nostrification.

Further information on that can be found here.

Select an IELTS test right for you

Select a location below


Venue: British Council, Madach Imre ut 13-14, Building B 4. floor, 1075

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
26/10/2019 IELTS Academic 16/10/2019 Apply now
26/10/2019 IELTS General Training 16/10/2019 Apply now
23/11/2019 IELTS Academic 07/11/2019 Apply now
23/11/2019 IELTS General Training 07/11/2019 Apply now
30/11/2019 IELTS Academic 14/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS Academic 28/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS General Training 28/11/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS Academic 15/12/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS General Training 15/12/2019 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS Academic 02/01/2020 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS General Training 02/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS Academic 16/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS General Training 16/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS Academic 28/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS General Training 28/01/2020 Apply now
07/03/2020 IELTS Academic 20/02/2020 Apply now
07/03/2020 IELTS General Training 20/02/2020 Apply now
21/03/2020 IELTS Academic 05/03/2020 Apply now
21/03/2020 IELTS General Training 05/03/2020 Apply now


Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
07/12/2019 IELTS Academic 21/11/2019 Apply now
07/12/2019 IELTS General Training 21/11/2019 Apply now

IELTS locations

British Council Hungary offers IELTS tests in Budapest and Szeged*. All registrations are handled by the British Council in Budapest. Registration is done online.

Speaking test date, starting times and venue information is sent in an email approximately two weeks before the exam. Please save this email and make sure you go to the right venue. 

* The exam in Szeged will take place only if there are minimum 10 candidates registered for the date. Candidates registered for Szeged will be asked to sit the test in Budapest if less than 10 candidates register for a particular date.


Budapest: The Writing part of the IELTS test usually takes place in the city centre, mainly close to Deak Ferenc square.

Szeged: The Writing part of the IELTS test takes place close to the city centre.

The exact information will be confirmed in the timetable you will receive by e-mail 10 calendar days before the test.