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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a four-skills English language proficiency test used for study abroad, immigration applications, and university entrance examinations in Japan. IELTS has been taken by over 3.5 million people worldwide and has been adopted by over 11,000 institutions around the world, including universities and graduate schools in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Japan. If you are interested in teaching IELTS, please take advantage of this program and take the IELTS exam.
IELTS examinations administered at an official IDP test center in Japan.
Both computer and paper formats are acceptable. Both academic and general training modules are acceptable.
There are currently several organizations offering the same IELTS test in Japan. The 5,500 yen subsidy offered on the IDP official website is only available when you book and take the test at an IDP official test center. If you book and take the IELTS test through another organization, you will not be able to take advantage of the subsidy from IDP.
5,500 yen (per person, per year)
Computer-delivered IELTS: Normal price 26,400yen (tax included) → 20,900yen (tax included)
Paper-based IELTS: Regular price 25,380 yen (tax included) → 19,880 yen (tax included)
Full-time English teachers (full-time only) who work at elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, secondary schools, special needs schools, and colleges of technology among the schools stipulated in Article 1 of the School Education Law.
STEP1: Please enter your name, organization, preferred test date and test site, etc. on the "Application Form for the Examination Fee Subsidy System" (bottom of this page) and send it to us.
STEP2: Once we confirm that you are eligible for this program, we will send you a confirmation email.
STEP3: Go to the IELTS booking site of IDP and apply and pay the test fee by yourself.
STEP4: After you finish the test, please enter the bank account information for the grant (5,500 yen) and send it to us.
STEP5: After the results are announced and the bank account information is confirmed, the grant money will be transferred to the designated bank account within one month (excluding holidays and national holidays).
IELTS results are not given on a pass/fail basis, but on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest) for each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Individual bands for each skill and an overall band score are given in increments of 0.5 (e.g., 6.0》, 6.5, etc.).
Scores can be viewed online and will be mailed to your home.
Computer-delivered IELTS: 3-5 business days after the test date
Paper-based IELTS: 13 days after the test date.
▶Test Dates and Registration
Computer-delivered IELTS: Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays (varies by test center)
Paper-based IELTS: Thursdays and Saturdays (about 3 times a month)
To register and sit for IELTS, you will need to have a valid Passport .
Computer-delivered IELTS: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto
Paper-based IELTS: Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Okayama, Fukuoka, Naha etc.
▶Test Date Changes/Cancellations
If you wish to cancel or change your test date, please contact the test center as soon as possible. We will guide you through the process of refunding or rescheduling your test date and the necessary fees. For contact information, please refer to the reservation confirmation email you received from the test center when you made your reservation.
≪JSAF Tokyo, JSAF Osaka, Kitakyushu Prep School≫
Cancellations can be made up to 5:00 p.m. 8 days prior to the test. Cancellations made after that time will not be eligible for a refund. If your cancellation request is accepted, you will be refunded the remaining amount after deducting a handling fee (6,050 yen).
≪IDP IELTS Sapporo Test Center≫
Cancellations can be made up to 5:00 p.m. 5 days prior to the test. Cancellations made after that time will not be eligible for a refund. If your cancellation request is accepted, you will receive a refund of the remaining amount after deducting a handling fee (6,050 yen).
▶What to bring on the day of the test: ID card
If you are taking the test at an official IDP test center, you do not need a color copy of your passport. Writing materials will be provided at the test center.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
IDP Education Japan
Tomoko Ichikawa, Head of Business Development Japan
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
TEL : 090-9334-0355
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