If you are interested in studying abroad, remember that many universities worldwide and all universities and colleges in the UK accept IELTS test results. Tier 4 student visa applicants can apply to universities in the UK with an IELTS result from any of the 1,000 IELTS test locations worldwide, unless the institution has additional requirements. Some universities act as local agents on behalf of the British Council, ensuring the organization and delivery of the IELTS examinations. If you are considering an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program, you should take the Academic IELTS test. The General Training IELTS test is sufficient for programs which do not award a degree. Find your chosen college or university and check the version of IELTS that is right for you. As a future international student, you will need to demonstrate that you are qualified and can successfully complete a degree program taught in English. You will therefore need higher IELTS scores to enroll in advanced degree programs such as Masters or PhDs are.