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LSC Student Guide

LSC Student Guide

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IELTS Test Centres

UOWD is an international official test centre for IELTS in the UAE and has been administering tests since 2000. Centrally located in Dubai Knowledge Village, we are conveniently located close to parking, metro and bus services and our helpful staff and comfortable test room environment ensure the best testing experience possible.

Candidates can complete the IELTS test in one day and receive the results via SMS free of charge. UOWD can also provide the IELTS testing services at an offsite test centre based in Abu Dhabi.

IELTS registration is now open on IELTS test dates in Dubai. The counter accepts applications and payment (cheque or credit card authorisation only) on Saturday test days, from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm. Please refer to the test dates for further information.

For more information, please follow this link to the UOWD IELTS pages.

Placement Test

You will need to take the placement test when you apply for English Language programs at the Language Studies Centre.  The placement test demonstrates an applicant’s level of English. Once your application to the LSC has been processed, you can then register for a time to take the test. Based on the test results, you will receive a recommendation indicating the program of study you are best suited to. 

The test format is easy to follow and takes 2 hours. You can sit the test at the time of your application (between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday to Thursday) and results are available within 1 – 2 days.  The placement test fee is AED 100.  The placement test fee is adjusted to the course fee on registration. To book a placement test contact

TOEFL® Testing

In addition to IELTS Testing, the UOWD Language Studies Centre administers TOEFL® ITP examinations. Dates and times for these exams are announced each semester as they are operated on an as-needed basis.