Venues & Dates

IELTS test venues, dates, as well as information pertaining to the test.

Test venues and dates

Details will be listed on the Confirmation Notice which can be viewed 15 days prior to the written test. This page can also be downloaded from "My Page" after logging in.

IELTS is offered in the following cities:

IELTS Tokyo Test Centre (JP500):Sapporo, Sendai, Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, Matsumoto, Kanazawa
IELTS Osaka Test Centre (JP512):Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka

  • Tokyo Test Center (JP500)

    • *The written test and the speaking test will be administered on the same day. However, for 2-day sessions in Tokyo and Osaka, the speaking test will be administered on the Sunday following the written test.
      We are unable to respond to requests for changes to test time and test day for the speaking test.

    :Both Academic and General Training modules will be administered:Only Academic module will be administered

    Test Dates Test Venues Registration
    Tokyo
    2DAY
    Tokyo
    1DAY
    Yoko-
    hama
    Sapp-
    oro
    Sendai Sai-
    tama
    Matsu
    moto
    Kana-
    zawa
    Start Close(Conven
    ience-store)
    2017/9/9
    SP 9/10
            2017/6/9 2017/8/21
    (2017/8/16)
    2017/9/16
    SP 9/17
                2017/6/16 2017/8/28
    (2017/8/23)
    2017/9/30
    SP 10/1
              2017/6/30 2017/9/11
    (2017/9/6)
    2017/10/14
    SP 10/15
              2017/7/14 2017/9/25
    (2017/9/20)
    2017/10/21
    SP 10/22
              2017/7/21 2017/10/2
    (2017/9/27)
    2017/10/28
    SP 10/29
              2017/7/28 2017/10/9
    (2017/10/4)
    2017/11/4
    SP 11/5
              2017/8/4 2017/10/16
    (2017/10/11)
    2017/11/11
    SP 11/12
                2017/8/11 2017/10/23
    (2017/10/18)
    2017/11/25
    SP 11/26
              2017/8/25 2017/11/6
    (2017/11/1)
    2017/12/2
    SP 12/3
                2017/9/2 2017/11/13
    (2017/11/8)
    2017/12/9
    SP 12/10
              2017/9/9 2017/11/20
    (2017/11/15)
    2017/12/16               2017/9/16 2017/11/27
    (2017/11/22)
    From the sessions below, please submit your passport by uploading the image from your IELTS "My Page".
    2018/1/6             2017/10/6 2017/12/18
    (2017/12/13)
    2018/1/13
    SP 2018/1/14
                2017/10/13 2017/12/25
    (2017/12/20)
    2018/1/20               2017/10/20 2018/1/1
    (2017/12/27)
    2018/2/3
    SP 2018/2/4
              2017/11/3 2018/1/15
    (2018/1/10)
    2018/2/10
    SP 2018/2/11
                2017/11/10 2018/1/22
    (2018/1/17)
    2018/2/24
    SP 2018/2/25
            2017/11/24 2018/2/5
    (2018/1/31)
    2018/3/3
    SP 2018/3/4
            2017/12/3 2018/2/12
    (2018/2/7)
    2018/3/10
    SP 2018/3/11
              2017/12/10 2018/2/19
    (2018/2/14)
    2018/3/24             2017/12/24 2018/3/5
    (2018/2/28)
  • Osaka Test Center (JP512)

    • *The written test and the speaking test will be administered on the same day. However, for 2-day sessions in Tokyo and Osaka, the speaking test will be administered on the Sunday following the written test.
      We are unable to respond to requests for changes to test time and test day for the speaking test.

    :Both Academic and General Training modules will be administered:Only Academic module will be administered

    Test Dates Test Venues Registration
    Osaka
    2DAY
    Osaka
    1DAY
    Kyoto Kobe Nagoya Hiro-
    shima
    Oka-
    yama
    Fuku-
    oka
    Start Close(Conven
    ience-store)
    2017/9/9             2017/6/9 2017/8/21
    (2017/8/16)
    2017/9/16
    SP 9/17
                2017/6/16 2017/8/28
    (2017/8/23)
    2017/9/30             2017/6/30 2017/9/11
    (2017/9/6)
    2017/10/14
    SP 10/15
              2017/7/14 2017/9/25
    (2017/9/20)
    2017/10/21               2017/7/21 2017/10/2
    (2017/9/27)
    2017/10/28             2017/7/28 2017/10/9
    (2017/10/4)
    2017/11/4             2017/8/4 2017/10/16
    (2017/10/11)
    2017/11/11
    SP 11/12
              2017/8/11 2017/10/23
    (2017/10/18)
    2017/11/25             2017/8/25 2017/11/6
    (2017/11/1)
    2017/12/2         2017/9/2 2017/11/13
    (2017/11/8)
    2017/12/9             2017/9/9 2017/11/20
    (2017/11/15)
    From the sessions below, please submit your passport by uploading the image from your IELTS "My Page".
    2017/1/6
    SP 2018/1/7
              2017/10/6 2017/12/18
    (2017/12/13)
    2018/1/13
    SP 2018/1/14
              2017/10/13 2017/12/25
    (2017/12/20)
    2018/1/20               2017/10/20 2018/1/1
    (2017/12/27)
    2018/2/3             2017/11/3 2018/1/15
    (2018/1/10)
    2018/2/10             2017/11/10 2018/1/22
    (2018/1/1)7
    2018/2/24             2017/11/24 2018/2/5
    (2018/1/31)
    2018/3/3           2017/12/3 2018/2/12
    (2018/2/7)
    2018/3/10
    SP 2018/3/11
              2017/12/10 2018/2/19
    (2018/2/14)
    2018/3/24             2017/12/24 2018/3/5
    (2018/2/28)

IELTS Special Requirements

IELTS test centres make every effort to cater for test takers with special requirements.
Special arrangements include the following:
Braille papers (including the speaking test)
Enlarged print papers
Special Listening CD

If you require a modified version of IELTS or your circumstances require special arrangements to be made, you must give the test centre advance notice. Please confirm the following and contact the designated test centre.

  • For Braille or special Listening CD, it is necessary to send an original medical certificate, written in English, as well as a special form to Cambridge headquarters from the test centre. Please contact the designated test centre at least 4 months in advance of your requested test date.
  • For special arrangements such as extra time, please contact the designated test centre at least 8 weeks in advance of your requested test date. An original medical certificate, written in English, as well as a special form must be sent to Cambridge headquarters from the test centre
  • If you wish to bring items other than glasses for medical purposes; i.e. eye drops, medicines, handkerchiefs, crutches, etc., please contact the test centre at least 2 weeks before your test date. You may be asked to submit a medical certificate in English and test day staff will check your item on the day. Please note that you will not be permitted to have your item with you during the test, except for special circumstances. Test day staff will keep your item at the front of the room, so please ask when you wish to use it.

Test-day Procedure

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