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Language Testing

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 Park, 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 usually 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.


Occupational English Test OET

In addition to IELTS Testing, our centre also administers the Occupational English Test (OET). OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.  

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


Placement Test

You will need to take the placement test when you apply for English Language programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.  The placement test demonstrates an applicant’s level of English. Once your application has been processed, you can 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 2 days.  The placement test fee is AED 105 (Inclusive VAT). To book a placement test contact [email protected]


TOEFL® Testing

Our  centre  also administers TOEFL® ITP examinations. Dates and times for these exams are announced each semester as they are operated on an as-needed basis.


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