UCD Applied Language Centre

The UCD Applied Language Centre is Dublin’s largest and most experienced IELTS Examination Centre. IELTS examinations are held three times a month on the UCD Belfield Campus in Dublin 4.

Our experienced and dedicated IELTS team is on hand to assist with all queries and guide you through the examination process.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the IELTS Examination please email IELTS@alc.ucd.ie or phone 01 716 7952/7900.

The IELTS department at the UCD Applied Language Centre is open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm.

IELTS Information

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) measures the ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

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

Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused examination, which measures true to life ability to communicate in English.

International Recognition

IELTS scores are accepted across Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. 


IELTS is recognised and trusted by over 8,000 organisations worldwide as proof of a candidate's English language proficiency and has reached 2 million candidates in the last year.