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 Myanmar.

Following government directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Myanmar, all our centres in Myanmar will not open for face-to-face consultation. 

Please click in the expandable section below for further details on each exam.

IELTS updates (NEW)

Resumption notice

We are planning to resume testing for IELTS on Computer in Yangon from 01 October 2021 for those candidates who have an urgent need to obtain a test result. For those who are currently registered for IELTS on Paper tests, we are offering the free option to transfer to IELTS on Computer. Please complete the transfer form and we will contact you shortly. If you have any questions or enquiries please contact us at mmieltsadmin@britishcouncil.org or 09776077770 Ext: 1 or 09777001365 (for Yangon candidates) and 09777001823 (for Mandalay candidates) from Monday to Friday (09:00am – 04:00pm).

Re-scheduling and refunds

IELTS test takers who have registered for a test up to 30 April can request to re-schedule their test date by end of the year or take a refund through our standard processes.

We have made the following exceptions for test takers who can request to re-schedule their test date by up to six months (2021 test dates will be available soon) or take a full refund without a deduction:

  • are currently in a country or place that would face quarantine on arrival in Myanmar, and are therefore are unable to travel to Myanmar for the test
  • are under 14-day compulsory quarantine order, 14-day medical surveillance or other self-quarantine order, as required by the Myanmar government
  • have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

If any of the above apply to you, please make a request by completing Test Date Transfer or Refund Form.

On the form, select ‘Other’ and indicate ‘Covid-19’ in the ‘Grounds for Application’ section. Note that you do not need to attach supporting documents to your request. E-mail the form to enquiries@mm.britishcouncil.org. We will send a confirmation within five working days. However, we will not be able to process any refunds until our office re-opens, in line with Myanmar government policies.

Cambridge Assessment International Education CAIE exams updates

  • Cambridge Oct/Nov 2021 series school exams will run in countries as planned and where permitted by national or regional authorities.
  • Affected test takers are contacted in regards the exams cancellation.
  • See full update history by clicking here.

Re-scheduling and refunds

The British Council is currently awaiting further information from the exams boards on how the cancellations will affect international candidates, including  deferral of exams to later sessions and issuing of credit notes or refunds. For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at enquiries@mm.britishcouncil.org.

Pearson Edexcel exams updates

  • Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level IAL exams (October 2021 series) will run in countries as planned and where permitted by national or regional authorities.
  • Affected test takers are contacted in regards the exams cancellation.
  • See full update history by clicking here.

Re-scheduling and refunds

The British Council is currently awaiting further information from the exams boards on how the cancellations will affect international candidates, including  deferral of exams to later sessions and issuing of credit notes or refunds. For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at enquiries@mm.britishcouncil.org.

For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at enquiries@mm.britishcouncil.org.