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.
|* Test Fee (Hamilton)||NZ$ 410|
|* Test Fee (Tauranga)||NZ$ 440|
|Enquiry on Results (EOR)||NZ$ 199|
|Test Cancellation||NZ$ 85|
|Absence on the test date||No refund|
|Extra copies of your results||Free 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.
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.
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.
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
Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 858 5607 or +64 7 858 5600 (reception)