IELTS is an English language test for study, migration or work. Over three million people take the test every year and IELTS test results are accepted as proof of English language proficiency by more than 10,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies around the world.
As the first test centre in Laos, having administered the IELTS test since 1995, Vientiane College is ready to serve all of your testing needs if you are planning to live, work, or study overseas.
There are two tests to choose from, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
The IELTS Academic test is appropriate for those who wish to pursue university education abroad or those seeking registration with certain professional bodies.
The IELTS General Training test is appropriate for those who wish to migrate to an English-speaking country or those pursuing education opportunities below degree level.
Please click here to see the latest schedule for IELTS tests scheduled at Vientiane College
Both the IELTS on Paper and the IELTS on Computer tests are US$185.
If you are not satisfied with your band results in one or more skill areas, you can request a re-mark. The remark fee is US$115.
For the IELTS on Computer test it is also possible to sit a One Skill Retake test, the fee for which is US$125.
To register, simply click one of the “Book your IELTS test now!” buttons on this page and complete the online registration form. Ideally you should register at least five weeks before a test, although bookings are open until two weeks before the test date.
You should come to the College at least two weeks before your scheduled test date to pay your fee and to verify your identity. Fees can be paid in cash, by debit/credit card (Visa and Mastercard ONLY) or via direct bank transfer.
For verification of your identity, you should bring your receipt of payment (which you will receive when you pay your fee) and a valid passport or Lao National ID card to the IELTS Office at Vientiane College.
Please note: You should bring the same ID to your IELTS test as the one you used for the identity verification.
Yes, you can transfer your registration to another test date up to two weeks before a test, provided there is a place is available on the date you wish to transfer to.
You can cancel your test date if you have a valid reason (family emergency, medical, work etc.). To be eligible for a refund, you must bring your original receipt plus a substantiating letter or medical certificate and fill in the required form at the College’s IELTS Office.
Please note: There is a cancellation fee of US$30 if your initial registration has already been processed.
Yes, you can change the test modules, provided that a place is available. You will need to come to the IELTS Office at Vientiane College with your original receipt to arrange this.
Results are available online 13 days after a IELTS on Paper test by clicking here
For the IELTS on Computer test results you should log in to the account you created when you registered for the test by clicking here where you can see your results and download an electronic version of your Test Report Form (eTRF).
You can pick up a printed version of your Test Report Form (TRF) at the Vientiane College IELTS Office once the results have been released. You will receive only one original TRF, so please ensure that it is kept in a safe place.
Please note: Under no circumstances will your results be given over the telephone or by email.
When you get your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) you will be given an overall test score and a score for each of the four sections of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) on a 0 to 9 scale. To learn more about these band scores and what they represent, please click here.
Yes, we can send up to five copies of your TRF to academic institutions, either electronic (if the institution is on the IELTS list of Recognising Organisations) or via DHL courier.
Please note: Electronic submission of a TRF is free of charge but if we need to send it by DHL, you will have to pay the fees related to this.