Sunday 25 September 2016

The British Council offices in Bangladesh will open on 26 September 2016. All public-facing operations and services will resume across the country.

After the temporary closure to carry out necessary renovation works, the British Council is now ready to welcome everyone back to their premises in Chittagong, Sylhet and Dhaka.

Registration for the Pearson Edexcel Examinations in January 2017 session has started from 22 September and ends on 13 October 2016.  School candidates are requested to contact their school for a unique school candidate registration link. Private candidates can apply through British Council website This is for all candidates in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Rajshahi and Khulna.

IELTS registration dates are open for October and November 2016. IELTS candidates can register online at

The British Council’s English language classes for term 4 will start from 12 October. Students can book a level test online and register for an English course at one of their Dhaka Teaching Centres in Dhaka University campus and Uttara – and in Agrabad in Chittagong. They will also be running all of their Business Training courses and workshops as usual.

The British Council is grateful to the Government of Bangladesh, all students, parents, and partners for standing beside them during their temporary closure. 

Notes to Editor

For further information please contact: Arshia Aziz, Head of Marketing and Communications,


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. We work in more than 110 countries and our 8000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.

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