According to breaking news report from the UK British Council, Nigerians willing to travel to the United Kingdom henceforth for study or work will now pay N107,500 for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, N116.000 for UK Visas and Immigration and N104,000 for Life Skills in order to sustain the high-quality of standards of the testing experience.
Nigerians Travelling to UK For Study, Work to Pay N107,500 For IELTS from September 2023
News reaching VERY SERIAL indicates that provides Nigeria willing to relocate to the United Kingdom for work or study program will now pay the sum of N107, 500 for their International English Language Testing System [IELTS] examinations from September 2023.
The United Kingdom (UK) requires the citizens of any country willing to relocate to the UK for work or study opportunities to take the IELTS.
The current cost of the IELTS examinations use to be between N80,000 and N90,000 in Nigeria, but the council notes that the increase in cost is necessary to sustain the high quality of standards for the “testing experience.”
Many Nigerians look up to the United Kingdom (UK) as one of the best destinations for seeking better learning opportunities and way of life in foreign countries, with many opting for the education visa route and also taking dependants along to the UK.
In the 2020-21 academic year, 21,305 Nigerian students were enrolled in UK universities. This represents an almost 64 per cent increase from the 2019-20 figure.
Read the report in part: “Dear valued Test Taker, We would like to inform you that effective from 1 September 2023, there will be a price increase for IELTS tests offered by the British Council.
“The new prices will be NGN 107,500 for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, NGN 116.000 for UK Visas and Immigration and NGN 104,000 for Life Skills.”
“The new prices are necessary to sustain the high-quality of standards for your testing experience.”
“Thank you for choosing the British Council,” a terse message on the council’s statement read.
This is a developing story, we will bring you more details as it unfolds.