The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year and is accepted by over +10,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Language Assessment. For more information please visit

Folkeuniversitetet offers the IELTS test every month (except July) in one or more of the following test centres - Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim.

Both Paper based and Computer delivered IELTS tests are available in Norway. To find a test date and register for an IELTS test, click here.

You can take IELTS Academic module or IELTS General Training module – depending on the organisation to which you are applying and depending upon what your plans are for the future.

If you are not an EU or EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) citizen and you are applying for a visa to move to or remain in the UK, please read this important information about the IELTS test for UK visa and Immigration proposes. 

Test fees

IELTS Test Centres

  • Bergen - Jonas Reins Gate 4, 5008 Bergen
  • Oslo - Rolf Wickstrøms vei 15, 0484 Oslo
  • Stavanger - Sverdrups Gate 23, 4007 Stavanger
  • Trondheim - Dronningens gate 10 (inngang, Apotekerveita), 7011 Trondheim

IELTS - Paper Test or Computer Test?

We currently have Paper based IELTS tests in Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim and Computer delivered IELTS tests in Bergen and Oslo. Please follow the links below for further information.

Should I take Paper based IELTS or Computer delivered IELTS?

Paper based IELTS tests:
About the test - Test format

Information for candidates brochure

Computer delivered IELTS tests:

About the test

Test takers brochure

Frequently asked questions

IELTS Practice Materials - The Road to IELTS

If you register to take an IELTS test, you will get free access to 30 hours of online practice materials - The Road to IELTS - from the British Council. If you wish to find out more about The Road to IELTS - click here.

IELTS Preparation - Mobile apps 

Click here for further information.

IELTS Preparation Courses at Folkeuniversitetet

For IELTS Preparation Courses at Folkeuniversitetet, please click here.

IELTS - Contact Us:

Tests in Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim

Office: Jonas Reins Gate 4, 5008 Bergen

Opening hours: 08.15 - 16.00 (15.00 from 15th April - 14th August)


Chris Birketvedt-Jones - Tel: 55 55 36 30

Susan Simonsen - Tel: 55 55 92 64

Tests in Oslo

Office: Rolf Wickstrøms vei 15, 0484 Oslo

Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00


Carol Herseth - Tel: 915 10 732