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Test dates, fees and locations
IELTS test fees

The IELTS test fee is K175,000

Please note that online payments will only work for international cards.


We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.

To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website. 

Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly. 

If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test

Test dates and locations

The British Council offers IELTS tests in Lilongwe. All registrations are handled by the British Council in Lilongwe and Blantyre.

Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so we strongly recommend that you register online at least two months prior to the test date. Please note, once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, the test will no longer appear on our online registration system. 

Registration deadlines are subject to availability. Please check for availability when you register online.

You will receive an email four to five weeks before the test date confirming the venue for your test and the timetable.

Venue details

The IELTS test usually takes place at The British Council old office near National Library. Any venue changes will be communicated to candidates.

For all applications and information requests, please contact the British Council Malawi directly.

The exact information will be confirmed in the timetable you will receive by email approximately two weeks before the test.

Available tests

Select a location below


Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
20/01/2018 IELTS Academic 06/01/2018 Apply now
20/01/2018 IELTS General Training 06/01/2018 Apply now
01/02/2018 IELTS Academic 18/01/2018 Apply now
01/02/2018 IELTS General Training 18/01/2018 Apply now
24/05/2018 IELTS Academic 10/05/2018 Apply now
24/05/2018 IELTS General Training 10/05/2018 Apply now


Venue: British Council Lilongwe

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
18/01/2018 IELTS Academic 04/01/2018 Apply now
24/03/2018 IELTS Academic 10/03/2018 Apply now
24/03/2018 IELTS General Training 10/03/2018 Apply now
21/04/2018 IELTS Academic 07/04/2018 Apply now
21/04/2018 IELTS General Training 07/04/2018 Apply now
30/06/2018 IELTS Academic 16/06/2018 Apply now
30/06/2018 IELTS General Training 16/06/2018 Apply now
19/07/2018 IELTS Academic 05/07/2018 Apply now
28/07/2018 IELTS Academic 14/07/2018 Apply now
28/07/2018 IELTS General Training 14/07/2018 Apply now
02/08/2018 IELTS Academic 19/07/2018 Apply now
02/08/2018 IELTS General Training 19/07/2018 Apply now
29/09/2018 IELTS Academic 15/09/2018 Apply now
29/09/2018 IELTS General Training 15/09/2018 Apply now
13/10/2018 IELTS Academic 29/09/2018 Apply now
13/10/2018 IELTS General Training 29/09/2018 Apply now
01/11/2018 IELTS Academic 18/10/2018 Apply now
01/11/2018 IELTS General Training 18/10/2018 Apply now
15/12/2018 IELTS Academic 01/12/2018 Apply now
15/12/2018 IELTS General Training 01/12/2018 Apply now

We recommend that candidates register five weeks before their chosen test date but places may be available after this date.  Check live information on test place availability.

Please note that you can also pay the IELTS fee directly into the British Council Standard Bank account.

Our account details are:

Account name: British Council

Account number: 9100001576213