The Coronavirus outbreak is affecting the ability of some individuals to travel to and enter the UK, including international students from China. Those whose plans to start studying in the UK have been affected are advised to seek advice from their UK host institutions. Please see below for further information.
IELTS and other language tests
IELTS testing has been suspended in mainland China until March at the earliest, as a result of the Coronavirus restrictions. IELTS colleagues are in contact with the National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) of the Chinese Ministry of Education and are looking into a range of options to allow testing to resume as soon as possible in order to minimise disruption to both test takers and organisations relying on IELTS scores. They are also planning to hold additional test sessions as soon as permitted to resume testing, to ensure that they have capacity for those who need to take IELTS, as quickly as possible, for an admissions decision. For the latest updates on IELTS test arrangements, please visit this page on the IELTS website. Anyone who has been affected by the suspension of other language tests should contact their test provider with any enquiries.
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