See the registration process for private candidates below:

Step 1: Complete your registration form

My examination board is Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

You can fill in your registration form at the British Council office in Addis Ababa. Our team is always ready to help you with the application process and we will take you through every step.

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for Cambridge International Exams (CIE) exams. 

Do I need to make any special arrangements? 

Find out about special arrangements.

My examination board is Pearson Edexcel

You can fill in your registration form at the British Council office in Addis Ababa. Our team is always ready to help you with the application process and we will take you through every step.

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for Pearson Edexcel exams.

Do I need to make any special arrangements? 

Find out about special arrangements. 

Step 2: Pay for your exams

You will find the fees for all exams listed on the registration form. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams.

All payment greater than ETB 500 should be made by cash payment order (CPO) payable to British Council from any Commercial Bank of Ethiopia branch.

Penalty fees 

Each examination board has a normal registration stage 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 on your exam registration form.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

You have now filled in your registration form and paid for your exams.

The final step is to submit your application to the British Council. 

To do this, you will need:

  1. Your completed and signed registration form. Please make and keep a photocopy of this form for your records. 
  2. Three colour passport-size photographs. These must be identical and taken within the past three months. 
  3. A clear photocopy of your valid National ID Card or passport 
  4. Your payment slip (receipt). Please keep this slip for your records.

Step 4: Registration complete

You have successfully registered for school exams with the British Council.

You will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately three weeks before your exams.

Need to amend your entry? 

If you need to change your registration information, please contact us and we will let you know what the standard procedures are.