The UQ graduate exit IELTS test is offered to provide UQ International students with formal certification of their English language ability on program completion and as a value-add to their UQ studies.

If you are an international student and have finished your UQ degree, you may be eligible for a subsidised IELTS test. All UQ international graduates are eligible to apply. However, there is only a limited number of places available each semester.

This scheme is only available for ACADEMIC IELTS testing.

Pre-Approval is required before booking your IELTS test.  Your degree must be complete prior to registering for this scheme. You will then pay 50% of the published IELTS fee. (No refunds available)

Please note that places in this scheme are strictly limited each semester.

By continuing with this application you accept all Terms & Conditions of the scheme

Available test dates

If you completed your studies in:

  • Semester One book a test session for a test date between 1 June (if your completion is available) and 31 August (subject to availability)
  • Semester Two book a test session for a test date between 1 November (if your completion is available) and 31 January (subject to availability)
  • PhD students book a test session for a test date 1 month before (if you have completion evidence) up to 1 month after your conferral or graduation date

(Summer Semester book a test session for a test date 1 month after successful program completion)

You can only participate once in this scheme over the duration of your studies at UQ

Tests can only be booked through the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education’s IELTS Test Centre

How to apply

Complete the pre-approval form using this link via UQ Student Hub

You must upload either a copy of your Graduation Certificate, or a UQ official Letter of Completion.

Your request will be processed within five business days. 

If eligible for the subsidised test you will be advised via email with instructions on how to register for your IELTS test and how to make the 50% payment.  Please note we cannot guarantee your preferred test date - as places fill quickly during peak times.  Once you receive approval, you will then need to check available IELTS test dates on our website - and ensure you register through the IELTS site for your test session.

By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions of the scheme.

Terms and Conditions

The UQ graduate exit IELTS test is offered to provide UQ International students with formal certification of their English language ability on program completion and as a value-add to their UQ studies.

By participating in the scheme you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions.

  1. You agree to allow the IELTS test partners to release your test results to the University of Queensland for data analysis and reporting purposes
  2. You agree to upload a copy of your UQ degree certificate or official UQ Letter of Completion
  3. You agree to pay 50% of the current IELTS test fee

Confidentiality and Privacy Statement

We collect your personal information in order to match you against details in UQ databases. At the point of analysing and reporting on your test results, your personal information will not be identifiable. No third party will receive your individual test scores from this data collection.

Further information regarding the university’s privacy management plan can be found at: https://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/1.60.02-privacy-management

By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions as stated above.