Are you looking to write the IELTS exams in Nigeria and you want to know how much it will cost you to take the test? In this article, we shall look at all that and how to enroll for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in the country.
The English language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and the use of the language in our everyday life can never be overemphasized. It is especially important to have a level of command in English when you are looking to travel to countries where this language is native to, say England (UK), The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, so that you can get in and be seamlessly integrated into your new working or schooling environment or your new neighbourhood if you are migrating for residency as soon as possible.
IELTS tests your proficiency in English and you stand a better chance of being granted your travel visa if you can read, write and communicate in English better than a non-speaker or somebody who has an average/intermediate command of the language but you must prove this by passing the exams.
Apart from the IELTS being one of the most popular English proficiency tests in the world and that it is highly rated in many English speaking countries, it is also a requirement for many universities in these countries and the admission of many students seeking to study at one of these countries is hinged on passing this exam.
Seeing the growing importance of this exam, many people have always sought to enroll but do not know how to go about it, once we briefly discuss about the cost of writing the IELTS test in Nigeria, we shall look at how you can successfully enroll for the examination; and with that knowledge at your fingertips, you can be rest assured that you are one step away from achieving your dream of successfully emigrating to the English speaking country of your choice from Nigeria
COST OF IELTS EXAMS IN NIGERIA CURRENTLY
As you may have well known from the beginning of this article, the IELTS is an exam that is taken if you want to migrate from Nigeria to many English speaking countries outside the African continent, chief of which are the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So just how much are you required to pay for the exams?
The cost of writing the IELTS in Nigeria on the average ranges between ₦75,000 – ₦80,000, depending on where you are writing the exams and the exchange rate in the country at any given time. This means that it could be more, or it could be less. The IELTS Exams are available in many parts of the country. Lagos and Abuja remain the best and most popular places to enroll and write your IELTS tests, as the exams are conducted more than once a year in these places and in some few other places.
HOW TO APPLY FOR IELTS EXAMS IN NIGERIA
The IELTS is a test conducted by the British Council in Nigeria and if you would like to enroll then follow the step by step processes to help guide you apply successfully.
STEP 1: UNDERSTAND WHAT THE TEST IS ALL ABOUT
Before even thinking of applying for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), it is important that you understand what the exams are all about so that you can prepare well towards your success. You should get materials for the test, read and learn about what to expect, enquire about the fees, learn about the test type, find out about the test centres as well as the test dates and the eligible age for taking this test which is from sixteen (16) years and above. Once you understand all these, it will be a good start to preparing for the exams.
STEP 2: PICK YOUR PREFERRED EXAM MODULE
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has two exam modules; the General Training and Academic Training modules respectively. You should choose the one that best suits you.
STEP 3: PICK YOUR TEST DATE AND LOCATION
When choosing your test date, ensure to choose one that will favour you. This is also the same thing you should do when picking your location where you want to write the test. The official website of the British Council can help furnish you with dates and venue that you can choose from at your convenience. However, it is important for you to know that test dates close so endeavour to familiarize yourself with fresh dates as they are updated and posted on the website.
STEP 4: MAKE READY THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
There is not much stress in registering for the examination. You will need to provide a scanned copy of your international passport and other basic details as may be required of you. Ensure that you upload the image on your passport in png, jpeg or gif format and the scanned copy of your international passport should show clearly the basic information about you such aa your name, date of birth, passport expiration date, and signature.
STEP 5: MAKE PAYMENT
Payment for your IELTS can be made through bank transfer or bank draft, and this can be done at selected banks listed. After paying through the payment method that is convenient for you, be sure to send your evidence of payment along with your passport to the British Council. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation mail with the access code for your online practice questions and other materials needed to help you pass your exams conveniently.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR IELTS EXAMS IN NIGERIA
Are you looking to prepare for your IELTS exams? These are some of the following steps to take in order to help you prepare well
IELTS TUTORIAL CENTRES
When preparing for your test, try as much as possible to register for tutorials at coaching centres. They will help you prepare well and give you much understanding on things to expect when you are writing the exam. Tutorial centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other places where they can be accessed are very helpful.
To enable you prepare well for your IELTS, you can choose the option of taking online tutorials once it is clear that getting an IELTS tutorial center is not feasible for you.
You can as well choose to prepare for the test on your own if you do not like the idea of going for tutorials or taking online classes. You can get past questions and prepare on your own for as long as possible pending when the exams will be written.