IELTS Test Centre

IELTS Testing in Hamilton and Tauranga

The award-winning University of Waikato IELTS Centre is based in Hamilton and also tests off-site in Tauranga. IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

IELTS is offered in two test formats.
The Academic format is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study or who are seeking professional registration.
The General Training format is suitable for candidates planning to undertake non-academic training, work experience, or for immigration purposes.

  • IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
  • IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 30 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.
  • IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 11,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 3.5 million tests were taken globally.
  • IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
  • IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries.

You can take the IELTS both in Hamilton and Tauranga. For a list of test dates, click here.

You can apply for your test online for Hamilton and Tauranga.

Venue2024 DateApply Online
Hamilton4 May 2024Academic
Hamilton4 May 2024General Training
Hamilton25 May 2024Academic
Hamilton25 May 2024General Training
Hamilton8 June 2024Academic
Hamilton8 June 2024General Training
Hamilton22 June 2024Academic
Hamilton22 June 2024General Training
Hamilton6 July 2024Academic
Hamilton6 July 2024General Training
Hamilton27 July 2024Academic
Hamilton27 July 2024General Training
Hamilton17 August 2024Academic
Hamilton17 August 2024General Training
Hamilton24 August 2024Academic
Hamilton24 August 2024General Training
Hamilton14 September 2024Academic
Hamilton14 September 2024General Training
Hamilton28 September 2024Academic
Hamilton28 September 2024General Training
Hamilton5 October 2024Academic
Hamilton5 October 2024General Training
Hamilton26 October 2024Academic
Hamilton26 October 2024General Training
Hamilton16 November 2024Academic
Hamilton16 November 2024General Training
Hamilton30 November 2024Academic
Hamilton30 November 2024General Training
Hamilton7 December 2024Academic
Hamilton7 December 2024General Training
Hamilton14 December 2024Academic
Hamilton14 December 2024General Training

Venue2024 DateApply Online
Tauranga4 May 2024Academic
Tauranga4 May 2024General Training
Tauranga25 May 2024Academic
Tauranga25 May 2024General Training
Tauranga8 June 2024Academic
Tauranga8 June 2024General Training
Tauranga22 June 2024Academic
Tauranga22 June 2024General Training
Tauranga6 July 2024Academic
Tauranga6 July 2024General Training
Tauranga27 July 2024Academic
Tauranga27 July 2024General Training
Tauranga24 August 2024Academic
Tauranga24 August 2024General Training
Tauranga14 September 2024Academic
Tauranga14 September 2024General Training
Tauranga28 September 2024Academic
Tauranga28 September 2024General Training
Tauranga5 October 2024Academic
Tauranga5 October 2024General Training
Tauranga26 October 2024Academic
Tauranga26 October 2024General Training
Tauranga16 November 2024Academic
Tauranga16 November 2024General Training
Tauranga30 November 2024Academic
Tauranga30 November 2024General Training
Tauranga14 December 2024Academic
Tauranga14 December 2024General Training

* Test Fee (Hamilton)NZ$ 410
* Test Fee (Tauranga)NZ$ 440
Enquiry on Results (EOR)NZ$ 199
Test CancellationNZ$ 85
Absence on the test dateNo refund
Extra copies of your resultsFree if requested on the application form (NZ$20 if requested after the test date)

*Download a Credit Card Approval Form. You will receive confirmation of your IELTS test date and time approximately 10 days before the test. You must have your passport with you for the application process and on the test day. For further information, contact the IELTS office.

Before booking a test, please check your IELTS requirements with your intended organisation/institution.

Transfer, cancellation and refund policy

If you want to cancel your test (with a full refund) or transfer your test date (free of charge), you must give us at least 14 days notice before the test. If you cancel your test within 13 days before the test, there is a cancellation fee of $85.

You will not receive any refund if you cancel your test 3 days before the test unless there is a valid reason. Valid reasons include serious illness or bereavement. In this case, we can transfer your test date to a later date. You can choose a new date within three months of the original test date to sit the test again. Complete the downloadable form here.

If you are absent on test day without a valid reason, you will not receive a refund of your test fee. Please read IELTS policies on "Cancellations, refunds and transfers".

Test results are available 13 days after the test. These will be posted online or you can collect your results from the IELTS Office at University of Waikato College before 1pm 13 calendar days after the test is taken. You will receive only one copy of your test result, but can apply for additional copies.

Hamilton and Tauranga IELTS Tests

These tests are conducted on the University of Waikato campus. The listening, reading and writing tests are taken together. The speaking test is usually on the same day.

ID Requirements

On the day of your test you must bring your passport or you will not be able to sit the IELTS test. The passport must be valid and not expired. We will only accept original passports and not photocopies or other forms of ID.

To find out more about the IELTS testing centre at University of Waikato College, you can contact us:


University of Waikato
University of Waikato College
LAIN Building Gate 1
Knighton Road
Hamilton, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 858 5607 or +64 7 858 5600 (reception)