IELTS has cancelled all exams in the Russian Federation

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has cancelled all exams in the Russian Federation, with reference to letters received by those who planned to take the test.

According to the letter, the exams have been suspended “as a result of the aggravated foreign political situation” by decision of the owners of IELTS – the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English. Applicants were offered to transfer the funds paid for the exam to pay for courses to prepare for it. Otherwise, the money will be frozen until the resumption of examination sessions in Russia, the publication clarifies.

At the same time, the letters emphasize that the party taking the exam “does not have information on the exact dates for the appearance of new available dates for registration, but will make every effort to organize the exam as soon as possible.”

IELTS is the most requested English language test for study and immigration to English-speaking countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.