We have recently been informed that unfortunately the Cambridge Exams Centre Berne is closing. We want to inform affected test takers and schools about alternatives at the British Council in Switzerland.

If you were planning to take a Cambridge exam in order to study abroad or in Switzerland, or to have a formal proof of English for other purposes – we can offer you IELTS. This is the most popular English test for higher education, and you can take it quickly, without a complicated additional preparation. You just need to familiarise yourself with the exam techniques, but everything you have learned already will help you on the exam day.

Reasons to choose IELTS with the British Council:

  • Accepted by more than 10,000 institutions worldwide, as well as all major Swiss Universities and Technical Universities (e.g. ETH, UZ, UniL, UniGe, FHNW, UniBe, EHL, most of the Teacher Colleges)
  • Results are available in 13 days for paper-based and just 5-7 days for computer-delivered
  • Registration up to 3 days prior the test
  • Offered in five locations (including Berne) in Switzerland: Berne, Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Lausanne
  • A great choice of dates and places each month
  • Free online preparation courses and resources

For test takers - register here for IELTS!

For teachers and schools – find out more about IELTS and how to prepare for it here! Get in touch with us for special services we offer to schools ielts@britishcouncil.ch 

Please note: The earliest sessions that we offer are at the end of April. We keep our candidates updated continuously in the current special situation in the country.