IELTS Test Centers in Rwanda

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Rwanda

In total, there is one test location in Rwanda that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Kigali, Rwanda

British Council Rwanda

Street Address: Kacyiru, KG5 Ave 82. Gasabo District, Sector Kacyiru. House no; 129., PO Box 2031, Kigali, Rwanda

IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam Registration Fee (RWF)
2020/07/25 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 241800
2020/08/8 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 241800
2020/09/12 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 241800
2020/09/26 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 241800
2020/10/24 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 241800
2020/10/31 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 241800

IELTS Exam Fee in Rwanda

According to the test maker – British Council, the current cost to take IELTS test in Rwanda is 241800 RWF.

List of cities in Rwanda where you can take the IELTS tests

  • Kigali

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IELTS Test Centers in Rwanda


Rwanda is traditionally an agricultural country. The foundations of the economy have been completely destroyed as a result of the ethnic strife since 1990. During the reconstruction after 1994, the government was able to rely on the willingness of Western donors to pay, but they linked their financial support to a structural change in the market economy as well as programs to consolidate the budget and fight poverty. Starting from a low level, the economy has grown by an average of 6% in recent years (2017: 6.1%), largely supported by the agriculture and construction industries as well as the service sector. Industrial development is still hampered by the lack of raw materials and skilled workers, the small domestic market and the insufficient expansion of the infrastructure. That Gross national income (GNI) per resident is (2017) US $ 720. External debt, which was reduced to less than $ 500 million in 2006 through debt relief, rose again to $ 2.97 billion in 2017.

Foreign trade: Despite rising exports, the foreign trade balance has been in deficit for years (2016 import value: 1.78 billion US $, export value: 622 million US $). In addition to the traditional export goods, coffee and tea, the mining products kasserite and coltan are also exported. Mainly capital goods, machines and vehicles, food, chemical products and electronic products are imported. The main trading partners are Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and China.


Agriculture, which employs around 67% of the labor force, generates 31.5% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Around 57% of the land area is used for agriculture, 17% as pasture land. Subsistence farming is of the greatest importance. Mainly potatoes, cassava, millet, beans and plantains are grown, but the yields are insufficient to supply the population. Rwanda therefore remains dependent on food imports (around 10% of total imports) and international aid. Coffee, tea, pyrethrumand cinchona bark are important export products. In order to diversify exports, the cultivation of flowers and fruit is to be promoted. Livestock farming (cattle, goats) is relatively insignificant.

Forestry: War damage and increasing deforestation led to a sharp decline in forest areas (19.5% of the land area). 80.5% of the logging (2014: 6.2 million m 3) is used as firewood.

Fishing: Fishing in the Kiwu Lake and small inland lakes is practiced almost exclusively for personal use.

Natural resources

Mining products are mainly tin ore (kasserite), coltan (raw material for cell phone production), tungsten ore and gold. The significant methane deposits in Lake Kiwu have so far been little used.

Energy industry

Most of the energy demand is covered by the traditional fuels wood and charcoal. Only 21% of the population have access to electricity (67% in cities). The country’s electricity generation is mainly carried out by its own hydropower and imported oil.


Manufacturing (including mining and construction) accounts for 17.6% of GDP. The sector almost completely collapsed during the civil war due to a lack of energy, looting and refugee workers. The few industrial companies mainly process agricultural and mining products, are often small and regionally not very competitive. The largest industrial enterprise is a brewery in Gisenyi.


As an inland country with difficult topographical conditions away from the major land and waterways, Rwanda is in an unfavorable location in terms of traffic. In addition, the roads, especially the bridges, were badly damaged during the civil war. The transit routes to the Indian Ocean via Kampala (Uganda) to Mombasa (Kenya) and the southern route via Bujumbura in Burundi to the Tanzanian port city of Dar es Salaam are of great importance for foreign trade. Check rctoysadvice to see Rwanda the Land of a Thousand Hills.

There are no railways, but the government is interested in establishing a connection to the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam. Inland shipping is operated on Lake Kiwu. Ports are Cyangugu, Gisenyi and Kibuye. The ports of Mombasa (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) are primarily used for foreign trade. The country’s international airport is located near the capital Kigali, and several smaller airports and runways are used for domestic traffic.