Below you will find instructions on how to register for your IGCSE/International GCSE and school exams if you are a private candidate. Please note that we do NOT offer practical exams to private candidates.
Register for your exam
You can register online.
If you have any special requirements, you can find out here how we can help you.
Pay for your exam
You will find the fees for all exams listed on the registration system. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams in full.
Similarly, you will not be allowed to attend an exam if you have paid but have not completed the application and submitted this along with all required documents to the British Council for confirmation of your registration.
We accept Visa and Mastercard credit and Debit cards only for payment. You will be directed to a secure payment page.
Once you have made the payment, please submit the proof of payment and a copy of your identity document to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your Registration Reference Number in all communications.
Cash Deposit through the bank:
All cash deposit payments should be made at Standard Chartered Bank - any branch. Please pay the required fee via bank deposit into the British Council account using the details below:
|Account Name||BRITISH COUNCIL|
|Beneficiary Bank Name||Standard Bank Malawi|
|Payment Reference*||Name, Surname and Reference Number. Example: PeterSmit-03|
Once you have made the payment, please submit the proof of payment (bank transfer or deposit slip) and a copy of your identity document to email@example.com. You must include your Registration Reference Number in all communications.
If you have submitted your online application and full payment and haven’t received a confirmation message after two working days, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +265 (0) 1 774 470 (Lilongwe), +265 (0) 1 831 981 (Blantyre).
Late registration - penalty fees
There is a normal registration period for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees from your British Council office.
Your registration is now complete
You have successfully registered for your exam with the British Council. You will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately three weeks before your exams.
If you need to make any changes to your registration, please contact your local British Council office.