ATTENTION TO THOSE NON-HUNGARIAN CITIZENS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE OF HUNGARY - Please note that the Hungarian government has decided to close the country's borders from 1 September provisionally for 30 days. As a main rule, from 1 September non-Hungarian citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary. Please check thoroughly the most up-to-date travel restrictions/exemptions as once you booked and paid for your test, we cannot accept cancellation and refund requests based on that reason if the travel restriction that applies to the test taker was already known at the time of the registration.


We are launching a new registration site for paper based IELTS tests and the test dates from November will be opened there. The new site will launch in mid-September, and we will open the sessions once the new site is live. In the meantime please check the computer-delivered registration site, too as there might still be available places for our September-October sessions there. Thank you for your patience. 


The British Council in Hungary offers IELTS tests in two locations: Budapest and Szeged, with up to two test dates per month.

Find out which test is best for you, and choose between our paper-based and computer-delivered tests, which are both delivered in one of our official test centres.

You can now book your IELTS test online.

IELTS test fees

Test type Fee (Ft) Book

IELTS Academic and General Training

Paper-based test

64,800 Book now

IELTS Academic and General Training

Computer-delivered test

64,800 Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
(Academic and General Training)
72,600 Book now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) 58,400 Book now

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.

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.