Do you want to study in Europe? Apply to universities in several different countries with a single English language test. 

There are thousands of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programmes across Europe which are either fully or partially taught in English. One of their entry requirements is for an English proficiency test. If you are thinking of applying to different universities across Europe simultaneously, you should know that there is no need to study for different tests in English. You can take one test which is internationally recognised. Thus, you will increase your chances for success by focusing on preparing for a single test format.  

IELTS (International English Language System) is just what you need. It is the world's most popular English language test for study and work abroad.

IELTS in Europe

Many European institutions of higher education – including a large number of private and state universities – already accept IELTS scores as part of their English language entry requirements. There are currently over 7 000 higher education programmes taught in English across Europe that accept IELTS. You can use it to apply to universities in Germany, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain etc. 

Numerous private employers, professional bodies and government agencies in Europe also recognise that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English.

Find out who accepts IELTS in Europe

IELTS in Bulgaria

IELTS doesn't just open the door to international study and career opportunities, it is also widely accepted here in Bulgaria. Many leading Bulgarian universities recognise IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of your ability to communicate in English.

Find out who accepts IELTS in Bulgaria

IELTS and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a basis for the mutual recognition of language qualifications, thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility. IELTS has been carefully mapped onto this international scale, established by the Council of Europe, meaning that you can use IELTS for professional and educational recognition within the European Union. Here is how it is mapped to the CEFR: 

CEFR level A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
IELTS Score Range 2.5 - 3.5 4.0 - 5.0 5.5 - 6.5 7.0 - 8.0 8.5 - 9

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