IELTS - Al Faisal University


IDP Education, a proud co-owner of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and a global leader in student services, signed a partnership agreement with Al Faisal University, one of the highly reputable educational institutions in Saudi Arabia, to offer IELTS testing on its premises.

The agreement comes as part of IDP Education plan to expand its IELTS test offering in the Saudi market and aligns with Al Faisal University’s continuous efforts to support students seeking to pursue higher education overseas and in local institutions where English language proficiency is a key requirement.

The IELTS management team of IDP Education in the Middle East, Dr. Maher El Bakry, Middle East Regional Director, Mr. Darrin Vardon, IELTS Operations Regional Manager, and Dr. Sabry Shehata, IDP Education Country Director in Saudi, has engaged in a structured process with Al Faisal University to ensure IELTS testing requirements are met by the university’s facilities and human resources.

“Al Faisal University is a highly professional institution, we are pleased with the facilities and infrastructure and confident about staff capabilities to run IELTS testing at the highest standards” said Mr. Vardon

“IDP IELTS welcomes the partnership with Al Faisal University, a prestigious educational institution of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This initiative will bring IELTS closer to the students in Riyadh” said Dr. El Bakry.

“As part of our initiative to offer KSA students with more IELTS testing venues, I am also pleased to announce that IDP Education will be launching our third IELTS official test centre in KSA at Jeddah in addition to Riyadh and Al Khobar. IDP Education is interested to work with other institutions to provide KSA students with more IELTS testing venues. We will be soon launching an IDP Education KSA new partner initiatives with universities and colleges, and interested institutions should contact me in the first instance” said Dr. Shehata.

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. It is currently accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide, including more than 3,000 U.S. institutions.

IELTS is jointly owned by the IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

About IDP: IELTS Australia

IDP: IELTS Australia is a subsidiary of IDP Education, one of the world’s leading international education organisations offering student placement in Australia, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. IDP Education has 45 years’ experience in international higher education, placing more than 400,000 students. IDP: IELTS Australia offers IELTS testing in 200 locations across 45 countries worldwide.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Sabry Shehata

IDP Education Country Director

Saudi Arabia

[email protected]