Student registering for an English course
How to register for a course ©

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To register for a General English or IELTS preparation course:

If you are a new student, you will need to take a placement test so that we can check your current English level. 

You will be charged ETB 300 for a placement test.

To register for a professional development course:

Please contact us to discuss your needs and register for your chosen course.

Payment and Refund Policy


All payments over 500 ETB must be made by Cash Payment Order (CPO), payable to the British Council, from the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. You must pay for your course in full in order to reserve your place.  Please note that from Monday to Friday after 5.00 pm and on Saturdays, we will not conduct any financial transactions such as issuing receipts, cheques and receiving payments. Current price is 5850 ETB for 60 hour course and 1150 ETB for course Book. 

Class Cancellations

Occasionally, the British Council may have to cancel a class before it starts due to unforeseen circumstances.  If this happens we will transfer your payment to an alternative course. If this is not possible we will provide a full refund and no administrative fee will be charged.

Refunds and transfers

You can apply for a full refund or transfer before the start date of your course, minus an administrative fee of 585 ETB.  No refunds or transfers are available after the course start date, apart from in exceptional circumstances as agreed by Teaching Management e.g a medical emergency.

Special Requirements

If you have specific requirements, please let us know and we will accommodate you wherever possible.