The two units organizing IELTS tests in Vietnam – British Council and IDP Vietnam – have announced that all IELTS tests scheduled to be held in Vietnam in November have been postponed until further notice.
IELTS candidates received an email from the British Council about the postponement.
The website of the British Council says: “Unfortunately, the situation is beyond our control and affects all foreign language tests.
“Resumption of testing is subject to approval by the Ministry of Education and Training, with whom we are working closely to restore operations as soon as possible.
“We will be providing a free transfer to all affected test takers, and we will reach out to all of you directly via email when the test sessions are allowed to resume.”
The official fanpage of IDP also updated about the postponement of IELTS tests:
The announcement came after the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) mandated all education centres and institutions in all cities to inspect the organization of foreign language tests in their areas to ensure test management efficiency and these tests are strictly in accordance with current regulations.
The MOET circular said only organizations and individuals that receive approval or renewed approval from the ministry can organize foreign language tests.
The websites of the British Council and IDP Vietnam have stopped receiving computer-based exam applications until November 16.
The IELTS certificate is used for admissions to educational institutions, work and immigration purposes and is recognized in more than 140 countries. In Vietnam, a lot of universities use it for admissions and recognition of foreign language proficiency output standards.