About the test

If you are an international student and have finished, or are about to finish, your UQ studies, you can apply for a half price IELTS test. All UQ international undergraduate, postgraduate, research, Study Abroad and exchange students are eligible to apply.

The test is not compulsory and does not influence UQ exam results.

When to apply

The test must be taken within approved time periods.

  • If you complete your studies in Summer Semester apply between 1 April and 30 September.
  • If you complete your studies in Semester 1 apply between 1 April and 30 September.
  • If you complete your studies in Semester 2 apply between 1 October and 31 March.
  • If you are a PhD student apply 3 months before or after your conferral date.

If there are exceptional circumstances that have prevented you from applying within the approved time periods, please write to ieltsregistration@icte.uq.edu.au.

Please note: 

  • You can apply for one UQ co-funded graduate exit IELTS test only.
  • The test is only available through ICTE-UQ.
  • The total number of UQ co-funded test places available each year is limited.

Applying online

If you apply for your IELTS test online please do not pay the test fee using the test application form. It will charge you the full fee.

Please DO NOT make the $165 payment until we have confirmed that you can participate in the scheme.

Simply select 'offline' as your payment option then, after you have completed your test application, send an email to ieltsregistration@icte.uq.edu.au attaching your UQ Co-Funded Graduate IELTS application form.

Within your email, request the URL link for the UQ Co-Funded Graduate IELTS Test online payment form which has been set up to accept the half price fee of $165. When you receive the URL payment link, make the $165 payment online using your credit card. We will automatically receive a copy of your payment link and assign this to your IELTS application.

If you apply before you finish your UQ studies

Step 1

Book your IELTS test and pay the full fee.

Step 2

After you have finished your UQ studies and taken your IELTS test, apply for a 50% test fee refund.

Apply within a month

You must apply for your 50% refund within one month of completing your UQ studies.

To apply for a refund

Step 3

We will check SI-net to confirm you have completed your UQ studies and then refund 50% of the test fee to the account where you paid your test fee from.

We will also send you an email to tell you when payment has been made.

If you apply after you finish your UQ studies

Apply for an IELTS test and pay 50% of the test fee.

In addition to all test application documents, you must also provide:

We will check SI-net to confirm you have completed your UQ studies before processing your test application.