University Of Canterbury Ielts

IELTS is proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS testing at the University of Canterbury is managed by IDP:IELTS Australia.

IELTS is recognised and accepted by over 9000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. In New Zealand, IELTS is used as a measure of English language proficiency for immigration, university entrance requirements and other professional designations.

The cost for the IELTS test is $385 NZD (incl. GST).

IELTS Test Centre location

The IELTS Test Centre is located at the Centre for Assessment and Monitoring (CAM) on the Dovedale campus of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. 

Opening hours are 9.30am–4pm, Monday to Friday.

IELTS test dates

Dates below indicate tests undertaken at the University of Canterbury unless otherwise stated.

July 2020Saturday 11Academic and General
July 2020Saturday 25Academic and General
August 2020Saturday 8Academic and General
August 2020Saturday 22Academic and General
September 2020Saturday 12Academic and General
September 2020Saturday 26Academic and General
October 2020Saturday 10Academic
October 2020Saturday 31Academic and General
November 2020Saturday 7Academic and General
November 2020Saturday 21Academic and General
November 2020Saturday 28Academic
December 2020Saturday 5Academic and General

How to book the IELTS test

The Online Registration System (ORS) is the IELTS web-based online booking and payment platform developed by IDP Education Ltd. ORS enables customers to book and pay for their test online.

The Online Registration System (ORS) provides:

  • Easy registration process – You register only once with your personal details and ID. You will need to provide a colour copy of your valid passport. A valid credit card or debit card is required for payment at the end of the registration process.Quick and easy online booking –You can make online bookings and payments anywhere, anytime.
  • Quick and easy online booking – You can make online bookings and payments anywhere, anytime. Instant booking confirmation – Once payment is made, you will instantly receive a booking confirmation email.
  • Instant booking confirmation – Once payment is made, you will instantly receive a booking confirmation email.

Apply for the IELTS test online.

If you don’t have a computer, please contact the IELTS office between the hours 9.30am – 4.00pm to arrange a time to come into the IELTS Centre to do the online booking from one of our computers. You will need to bring your passport and credit card or debit card to complete the booking.

The cost for the IELTS test is $385 NZD (incl. GST).

IELTS information for candidates (PDF, 789KB, 8 pages)

IELTS test day information

The test is usually on a Saturday afternoon and will take about four hours.

Your speaking interview with an examiner will usually be scheduled on the morning of your test. In some instances the speaking interview may be scheduled any day of the week five days before the test. All applicants living out of Christchurch will have their speaking interviews scheduled on the morning of your test.

Information about test day will be sent out one week before your speaking interview. Please read the information carefully. The letter will advise your speaking interview time, where you should go and what to bring with you.

Free car parking is available on the University of Canterbury, Dovedale Ave campus on a Saturday, except for parking in reserved, disabled and visitor spaces, or in areas not otherwise marked out for parking.

Parking charges apply Monday to Friday.

IELTS Test Centre

Centre for Assessment and Monitoring (CAM)
University of Canterbury
Dovedale Ave

Phone: +64 3 369 3779
Email: [email protected]