The British Council in Switzerland offers IELTS Academic, General Training  - both paper-based and computer-delivered - and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) tests. 

You can now also book computer-delivered IELTS with our new partner Swiss Exams.

When you book with us, you can be certain that you will be taking your test at an official IELTS test centre.

Tests we offer

Test type Fee Book
IELTS Academic and General Training - paper-based and computer-delivered test

CHF 370 (British Council paper-based, Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Lugano) 

CHF 390 (British Council computer-delivered, Bern)

CHF 410 (Swiss Exams computer-delivered, Lausanne and Winterthur)

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IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) CHF 414  (next test date: 10 April, 29 May 2021) Book now 
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) CHF 178 Book now 

To book your test you will need to: 

  1. Make sure you have your passport or national ID card (we accept ID cards for Swiss or EU citizens only) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear photocopy of it when you book your test. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age must be registered in the system by a parent or guardian.
  2. Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 
  3. Pay for your test. You can pay for your test either through our online registration system or via bank transfer. See your confirmation email or contact us for our bank details.
  4. Once you have made the payment, please keep the payment receipt in case there are any issues with the transaction.

IELTS test date confirmation

Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive a confirmation.

Your Speaking test will be scheduled on the same day as the other sections.

After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.

You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.