IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than two million IELTS tests are taken each year.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Sultan Qaboos University IELTS Centre is a closed testing centre established by the British Council. Our IELTS Certificates are recognized by more than 6,000 universities and colleges around the globe.  Indeed, IELTS has been rightfully described as the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for for study and work.

Who can take the test?

  • Students intending to enroll at SQU.
  • SQU staff and staff of SQU affiliated institutions (like SQUH and Oman Medical Specialty Board).





Required Documents:

  • Identification:
    • Omani nationals: bring a valid National ID Card OR Passport.
    • Expatriates: bring a valid passport
  • Closed centre documents:
    • Students: SQU ID
    • Graduate: Degree Certificate
    • Potential student: Acceptance letter
    • OMSB: Staff Card
    • Employee: SUQ employee card
    • Employee’s child: evidence (Father’s ID card or birth certificate)
    • Employee’s spouse: evidence (marriage certificate or any other valid evidence)
    • Students in an IELTS preparation course: receipt collected on registration with continuing education
  • Application: To be collected and completed on registration at the Centre.

Registration procedure includes taking of  photo and fingerprints of candidates. So, candidates MUST come in person to register.

Registration Deadline

  • Five working days before the test date.
  • Subject to availability of seats.

Test Fees

  • Undergraduate students: 73 OMR
  • Other: 78 OMR


Location: Centre for Preparatory Studies - Ground Floor.

Registration Hours: 9:30 to 2:30 Sunday to Thursday

Office hours: 8:30 - 2:30

If you need to come at other times, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

IELTS Administrator:

Ms. Esther K. Ibrahim

24142159 – office #40

Assistant to IELTS Administrator:

Ms. Rahma Al-Shamakhi

24142197 – office #41​

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