International English Language Testing System IELTS in Thailand

International English Language Testing System or IELTS is conducted for assessing English language skills and proficiency in different aspects such as written and spoken English. This standardised test is managed by University of Cambridge in association with BCL and two other organisations. It was first established in 1989. 

Test Format and Scoring of IELTS

IELTS is conducted for general training as well as academic purposes. More than 3000 educational institutions across the world accept IELTS. Process of scoring in IELTS differs from other tests as no minimum marks/points are neeIELTS in Thailandded to pass this. 

IELTS has the following 4 sections: 
Listening: 40 minutes.
Reading: 60 minutes.
Writing: 60 minutes 
Speaking- 11 to 15 minutes

IELTS Accepted by Thai Institutions

The following educational institutions accept IELTS in Thailand. Students who wish to apply for English medium degree programs at bachelor, master, doctoral, associate or diploma level must pass this test. Different educational institutions accept different scores of the IELTS for admission purposes, depending upon their standards and practices. 

  1. Asian Institute of Technology
  2. Asian University
  3. Assumption University
  4. Bangkok University
  5. Burapha English - Programme School of Thailand
  6. Burapha University
  7. Chulalongkorn University
  8. Dhurakij Pundit University
  9. Dusit Thani College - Marketing and Communications
  10. East-West Centre University - Thailand
  11. Institute of International Education - Thailand
  12. International School - Bangkok
  13. Kasem Bundit University
  14. Kasetsart University Education
  15. Khon Kaen University International College Education
  16. King Mongkut's Institute of Technology
  17. King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang
  18. King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, North Bangkok
  19. Mahasarakham University
  20. Mahidol University - Nakhon Pathom
  21. Naresuan University
  22. National Institute of Development Administration
  23. Payap University
  24. Prince of Songkla University Education
  25. Rajamangala University of Technology - Krungthep
  26. Rajamangala University of Technology - Lanna
  27. Rajamangala University Technical Tawan - OK
  28. Ramkhamhaeng University
  29. Ruamrudee International School
  30. Shinawatra University
  31. Siam University
  32. Silpakorn University
  33. Srinakharinwirot University
  34. St. Theresa International College
  35. Stamford International University
  36. Stenden Rangsit University Education
  37. Thai Christian School Education
  38. Thammasat University
  39. University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
  40. Webster University - Bangkok and Cha-am/Hua Hin
  41. Winrock International - Bangkok 
Source: For further information, please visit the official link

Test Fee and Location in Thailand

IELTS in Thailand
For information about IELTS, please visit the official link which provides information about the testing dates, locations and fee as well. The fee is fixed and the amount varies depending upon currency rates. As IELTS is a British test, it assesses the fee in terms of Western currency which is then converted to THB for students wishing to appear for this test in Thailand. 

Conclusion 

IELTS is one of the most popular tests used for assessing proficiency in English. IELTS is one of the best tests in the world given the ease of administration and efficiency in score computing. There are around 9 bands of scores ranging from 0(Never gave the test) to 9( Expert User). IELTS is one of the easy to prepare for exams as there are several preparatory materials available online.Students must take either the IELTS or TOEFL for admission into English medium courses and degrees at Thai universities and colleges. You can learn more about IELTS at http://www.worldeducation.info/international-tests/ielts/index.html which provides information about the test.
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