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English for IELTS and RATEr

Are you a student who is planning to study abroad or participate in an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s programme? Are you a PhD candidate and do you have to pass your IELTS test? Or do you want to improve your academic English skills in general? Then the English for IELTS and RATEr course might just be the course for you!

What is IELTS?

Read more about IELTS.

What is RATEr

Read more about RATEr.

Course content

During the English for IELTS and RATEr course, you will develop all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course focuses on academic language skills as well as skills needed during the IELTS and RATEr exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare yourself for either the IELTS or the RATEr exam.


The course meets once a week for 12 weeks. You should expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

The English for IELTS and RATEr course is offered every year in January and September.

Course materials

  • Complete IELTS (Bands 6.5-7.5) Student’s Book with Answers (with CD-ROM).
  • ISBN: 9781107625082


The official IELTS exam is optional. Those who only take the course receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate of attendance, provided they have attended 80% of the classes and have received a pass mark for their writing assignments. If you take and pass the IELTS exam in Amsterdam, you will receive an official IELTS certificate.

Entry requirement

For English for IELTS and RATEr an OOPT score of at least 60 is required. You can apply for the online OOPT by emailing us at You will then receive an email containing a login code and an explanation of the test. You can take the test when it suits you. We advise you, however, to do so at your earliest opportunity. Tip: Make sure you are able to take the test without being disturbed. The test lasts a maximum of 80 minutes. It is not possible to pause the test and finish it at a later time. The test contains a listening component. Please use good headphones or speakers to listen to the audio fragments.


Test completed? Please send an email to so we can share your results with you. If you have any questions about this test, you can reach us via + 31 (0) 317 48 25 52 or


Fee for WUR: € 423,-
Regular fee: € 470,-

  • We only accept payment by debit or credit card.