At the British Council, the health and safety of our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate is our top priority. Thank you for working with us as we follow the advice of the health authorities and government in our response to the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore.

Following the extension of the circuit breaker measures by the Singapore government on 21 April 2020, the British Council has cancelled all tests and exams until 1 June 2020 (inclusive) and our offices are closed. Please click in the expandable section below for more details.

IELTS update

The current situation for IELTS in Singapore is that tests up to 1 June 2020 (inclusive) are cancelled and will resume from 2 June onwards. Affected test takers will be contacted by our team in order to reschedule their test free-of-charge by up to six months.

  1. All test takers may now reschedule their test free-of-charge by up to six months, with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice 
  2. Refunds can be taken through our standard processes with an administration fee deducted 
  3. Full refunds will be given where tests have been cancelled due to the circuit breaker 
  4. Full refunds may also be given in exceptional cases such as Covid-19 illness, stay-at-home orders or equivalent 

Please complete a test date rescheduling and refund form and e-mail it to sgexamteam@britishcouncil.org.sg. We will send a confirmation within five working days. Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process in the current situation.

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Assessments update

Testing schedule – WPLN tests up to 1 June 2020 (inclusive) are cancelled and will resume from 2 June onwards. Affected test takers will be contacted by our team in order to reschedule their test to a later date.

Cambridge International Examinations update

Cambridge International announced on 23 March the global cancellation of the May/June 2020 exams including Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.

The final date to defer your test or withdraw your entries was 1 May 2020. The session system has now been closed by Cambridge International and no further amendments for May/June 2020 exams can be made.

Pearson Edexcel Examinations update

The final date to defer your test, withdraw your application or apply for grading was 12 May 2020. The session system has now been closed and no further amendments can be made.

Professional and other exams updates

The list below shows the status of our professional and other exams. Where exams are still running, test takers should read the special measures (see the expandable section below) and be fully prepared to comply.

Please do not attend your test if:  

  • you are under a quarantine, self-quarantine, stay-at-home or medical surveillance order, as specified by the Singapore government
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms

Re-scheduling and refunds

If your exam is cancelled or you are unable to attend your exam, please contact your exam board and university directly, so that they can manage any refunds or re-scheduling with you.

Exam board / type Scheduled dates Current status Status update expected
ACCA Jun 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
ACT Apr 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
Heriot Watt Jun 2020 Cancelled TBA
ICAEW  Jun 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
ICAEW  Jul 2020 Postponed Click for update from the exam board
IFoA (Institute & Faculty of Actuaries)  Apr 2020 Cancelled TBA
MRCP/MRCS Mar/Apr 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
NEBOSH June/July 2020 Tentative TBA
Pearson LCCI  Apr 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)  Jun 2020 Tentative Click for update from the exam board

For general information on Covid-19 in respect to studying in the UK and UK qualifications please see: https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/moving-uk/coronavirus 

For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at sgexamteam@britishcouncil.org.sg. Note that due to a high volume of enquiries, we may take several days to reply.