International English Language Testing System is normally known as IELTS which is administered by University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) British Council and IDP Education Australia.
The score of IELTS is valid for 2 years. The test fee is country specific. In China, the British Council works in partnership with NEEA (the National Education & Examination Authority) and the test fee is RMB 1,960.
UK student visa applications ,have to be made on IM2A forms, which are available, free of cost at the British Embassies. Along with Visa application fee and the required documents the application has to be submitted to the embassy.