IELTS Test Centers in Tanzania

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Tanzania

In total, there are 3 test locations in Tanzania 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.

Arusha, Tanzania

British Council IELTS test centre – Braeburn International School

Street Address: Braeburn International School, Arusha, Tanzania

Telephone Number: +255 22 2165300

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IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam Registration Fee (TZS)
2020/09/12 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 555000
2020/11/21 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 602000

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

British Council – Dar es Salaam

Street Address: Samora Ave, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Telephone Number: +255 22 2165300

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IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam Registration Fee (TZS)
2020/09/5 IELTS Academic 587000
2020/09/26 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 587000
2020/10/15 IELTS Academic 587000
2020/10/31 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 587000
2020/11/12 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 587000
2020/11/28 IELTS Academic 587000

Mwanza, Tanzania

British Council IELTS test centre – Isamilo International School

Street Address: Isamilo International School, Balewa Rd, Mwanza, Tanzania

Telephone Number: +255 22 2165300

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IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam Registration Fee (TZS)
2020/10/24 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 587000

IELTS Exam Fee in Tanzania

According to the test maker – British Council, the current cost to take IELTS test in Tanzania ranges from 555000 TZS to 587000 TZS.

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

  • Arusha
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Mwanza

More about Tanzania

  • COUNTRYVV: Overview of labor market in Tanzania, including latest unemployment rate and youth unemployment. Also covers job distribution by economic sectors, such as public sector, finance and hotels and restaurants.

IELTS Test Centers in Tanzania


The history of Tanzania goes back a long way. During excavations, skeletons and tools that are several million years old have been found. They are among the oldest traces of the first humans. The coast of Tanzania was already known to the European and Asian seafarers of antiquity. Merchants later came from the Arabian Peninsula, India and Indonesia. They founded several coastal towns and traded ivory, cloves and slaves. By mixing the local cultures with the influences of the traders, the Islamic Swahili culture arose in the coastal area in the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the Portuguese established trading posts, and in 1698 Arabs took over. The mainland Tanganyika became a so-called German protected area in 1885 and formed the main part of German East Africa.

After long disputes, Tanganyika became independent in 1961. Zanzibar (now Unguja Island), which has been Arabic since the Middle Ages, gained independence in 1963. In 1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanzania. The country was long ruled by President Julius Nyerere ( * 1922, † 1999 ) and the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), the only authorized party. Nyerere created a form of African socialism that was based on mutual respect, shared property and the obligation to work with the aim of meeting the basic needs of each individual. In the 1990s, Tanzania transformed into a democracy, for example by allowing other parties. The CCM, however, retained its strong position.

In 2015 John Magufuli ( * 1959 ) took over the presidency. He took massive action against corruption and other abuses in the state leadership. He has been criticized by human rights organizations for his tough crackdown on those who think differently and critical journalists as well as against minorities such as homosexuals. Magufuli also, as a COVID-19 denier, refused to put in place protective measures to contain the pandemic. According to official information, he died of heart failure in March 2021. Rumors of the president’s serious COVID-19 illness, which emerged in the weeks before his death, have been officially denied.


The rock paintings near Kondoa in the center of the country are among the oldest works of art in Tanzania. Their age is estimated to be around 1500 years. Traditional works of art include masks, jewelry, and musical instruments. They are mostly closely related to customs and religious rituals.

Clay pottery, popular centuries ago, and ebony carving are still practiced today. One of the modern forms of art is the brightly colored Tinga Tinga square painting, which was coined by Eduardo Tinga Tinga in the 1970s. The cheerful motifs mostly depict scenes from everyday life. They are applied to square pressboard with bicycle paint. Check justinshoes to see Tanzania As a Destination Country.

Music has always played a major role in Tanzania’s cultural life. At festivals and ceremonies, the drum is mainly used, which encourages people to dance with its clear rhythm. The most popular music played is bongo flava, a combination of traditional musical elements and rap, which is sung in Swahili.

The most popular sports include soccer, basketball and volleyball. Netball is also widespread among girls and young women. Running is also popular. Many runners train over long distances such as the marathon distance of 42.2 kilometers. Every year in March, the spectacular Kilimanjaro marathon takes place at the foot of the mountain giant. Athletes from all over the world come together for this event.