Below you will find instructions on how to register for your IGCSE/International GCSE and school exams if you are a private candidate.

Register for your exam

You can register online. The registrations close on 1 March 2021.

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.

Pay Online

We accept Visa and Mastercard credit and Debit cards only for payment. You will be directed to a secure payment page.

Please note that our payment portal will only be available from 4 February 2021. However, this should not prevent you from completing your online application

Once you have made the payment, please submit the proof of payment and a copy of your identity document to info@britishcouncil.org.mw. 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
Account Number 9100001576213
Beneficiary Bank Name Standard Bank Malawi
Branch Code 101015
Swift Code SBICMWMX
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 info@britishcouncil.org.mw. You must include your Registration Reference Number in all communications.

Payment in full must be received by the registration deadline of 15 February 2021.

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 info@britishcouncil.org.mw 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.