Venues & Dates

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

Test venues and dates

IELTS is offered in the following cities:

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

Late Registration Period

We offer a “Late-Registration period” for certain test venues for candidates who wish to register IELTS sessions after regular registration deadline.

■Late Registration Period

The late registration period extends for about two weeks following the regular registration deadline.

i.e. Late registration period for 20 May session will be;
Friday April 14, 5:00 p.m. to Monday May 1 12:00 noon.

■Fee

The late registration fee will be 25,380 JPY.

■Procedures for Late Registration

From your My Page, please select the date “20YY/MM/DD ※Late Registration” from “Preferred Examination Date” and register as you would for ordinary sessions.

■Payment

Payment for late registration can only be made by credit card.

■Confirmation Notice

The Confirmation notice for late registered candidates will be available for download at your My Page from 7:00 p.m. of Friday two weeks prior to the written test.

■Others

  • *Please note that any cancellation or changing request will not be accepted once you have registered.
  • *Please send your passport copy to the test center that you have made your registration with. It must arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday two weeks prior to the written test.
  • *Please read through the “Declaration” before registering IELTS sessions.
  • *Late registration will not be offered if the session reaches full capacity by the designated deadline, and the number of available seats will be limited.
  • *We do not offer or accept arrangements for the speaking test time.
  • Tokyo Test Center (JP500)

    • *The graph below shows the dates for the writing part of the test. Usually the speaking test is held on a Sunday 6 days prior to the writing test at Tokyo and on the following day of the writing test for Osaka. For sessions where "1 day" is written, both Writing and Speaking tests will be held on the same day. Sessions scheduled for venues other than Tokyo and Osaka will all be 1 day session. Please note, you cannot choose the date and/or the time for the Speaking Test.
    • *From November 3rd and onwards, the speaking test will be held on the following Sunday of the written test for "Tokyo-2DAY"sessions.

    :Academic & General:Academic

    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)
    2017/1/7           2016/10/7 2016/12/2
    (2016/11/27)
    2017/1/14
    SP 1/15
              2016/10/14 2016/12/9
    (2016/12/4)
    2017/1/21
    SP 1/22
              2016/10/21 2016/12/16
    (2016/12/11)
    2017/2/11
    SP 2/12
              2016/11/11 2017/1/6
    (2017/1/1)
    2017/2/18
    SP 2/19
                2016/11/18 2017/1/13
    (2017/1/8)
    2017/2/25
    SP 2/26
              2016/11/25 2017/1/20
    (2017/1/15)
    2017/3/4
    SP 3/5
                2016/12/2 2017/1/27
    (2017/1/22)
    2017/3/18
    SP 3/19
              2016/12/16 2017/2/10
    (2017/2/5)
    2017/3/25
    SP 3/26
              2016/12/23 2017/2/17
    (2017/2/12)
    2017/4/8
    SP 4/9
                2017/1/6 2017/3/3
    (2017/2/26)
    2017/4/22
    SP 4/23
              2017/1/20 2017/3/17
    (2017/3/12)
    2017/4/29
    SP 4/30
                  2017/1/27 2017/3/24
    (2017/3/19)
    2017/5/6
    SP 5/7
                2017/2/3 2017/3/31
    (2017/3/26)
    2017/5/13         2017/2/10 2017/4/7
    (2017/4/2)
    2017/5/20               2017/2/17 2017/4/14
    (2017/4/9)
    2017/6/3             2017/3/3 2017/4/28
    (2017/4/23)
    2017/6/17
    SP 6/18
                2017/3/17 2017/5/12
    (2017/5/7)
    2017/6/24             2017/3/24 2017/5/19
    (2017/5/14)
    2017/7/8
    SP 7/9
                  2017/4/7 2017/6/2
    (2017/5/28)
    2017/7/15
    SP 7/16
              2017/4/14 2017/6/9
    (2017/6/4)
    2017/7/29
    SP 7/30
              2017/4/28 2017/6/23
    (2017/6/18)
  • Osaka Test Center (JP512)

    • *The graph below shows the dates for the writing part of the test. Usually the speaking test is held on a Sunday 6 days prior to the writing test at Tokyo and on the following day of the writing test for Osaka. For sessions where "1 day" is written, both Writing and Speaking tests will be held on the same day. Sessions scheduled for venues other than Tokyo and Osaka will all be 1 day session. Please note, you cannot choose the date and/or the time for the Speaking Test.

    :Academic & General:Academic

    Test Dates Test Venues Registration
    Osaka
    2DAY
    Osaka
    1DAY
    Kyoto Kobe Nagoya Hiro-
    shima
    Oka-
    yama
    Fuku-
    oka
    Kochi Naga-
    saki
    Start Close(Conven
    ience-store)
    2017/1/7                 2016/10/7 2016/12/2
    (2016/11/27)
    2017/1/14
    SP 1/15
                  2016/10/14 2016/12/9
    (2016/12/4)
    2017/1/21               2016/10/21 2016/12/16
    (2016/12/11)
    2017/2/11                   2016/11/11 2017/1/6
    (2017/1/1)
    2017/2/18               2016/11/18 2017/1/13
    (2017/1/8)
    2017/2/25
    SP 2/26
                    2016/11/25 2017/1/20
    (2017/1/15)
    2017/3/4                 2016/12/2 2017/1/27
    (2017/1/22)
    2017/3/18               2016/12/16 2017/2/10
    (2017/2/5)
    2017/3/25
    SP 3/26
                  2016/12/23 2017/2/17
    (2017/2/12)
    2017/4/8
    SP 4/9
                  2017/1/6 2017/3/3
    (2017/2/26)
    2017/4/22             2017/1/20 2017/3/17
    (2017/3/12)
    2017/5/6               2017/2/3 2017/3/31
    (2017/3/26)
    2017/5/13                 2017/2/10 2017/4/7
    (2017/4/2)
    2017/5/20
    SP 5/21
                      2017/2/17 2017/4/14
    (2017/4/9)
    2017/6/3                   2017/3/3 2017/4/28
    (2017/4/23)
    2017/6/17                   2017/3/17 2017/5/12
    (2017/5/7)
    2017/6/24             2017/3/24 2017/5/19
    (2017/5/14)
    2017/7/8
    SP 7/9
                    2017/4/7 2017/6/2
    (2017/5/28)
    2017/7/15               2017/4/14 2017/6/9
    (2017/6/4)
    2017/7/29               2017/4/28 2017/6/23
    (2017/6/18)
  • *Specific test venue varies. Please check your confirmation notice. Please send your application to the IELTS Test Center.
  • *There are a limited number of seats available at each testing site. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and only test sites with available seating can be selected. Registration for test sites which have reached full capacity before the deadline may not be open.

Test-day Procedure

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