See the registration process for private candidates below:

Step1: Complete your registration online

Complete the Cambridge school exams registration application online by clicking here.

Please ensure that your contact details and subject codes are correct.

Step 2: Pay for your exams

Once you complete your application online, you will receive a reference number that you will quote while making payment. 

Please make your registration payment to:

Standard Chartered Bank any branch using the bank details provided after registration. You can also call us on +255 (0)686888000 or email us on for bank account details.

We accept payments into our bank account from the following:

  • Electronic bank transfer from your internet banking.
  • Direct deposit (using bank deposit slip) into the above named British Council bank account. 

To make any of the above payments you must quote your registration Reference Number in all reference fields that are available.

For candidates making payments via bank transfer, it is prudent to plan for an extra day or two for processing payments.

Failure to quote a reference number may delay your application process.

Please ensure you keep a copy of your receipt as proof of payment.


Each examination board has a normal registration stage for each exam session (see registration dates and deadlines). You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

After completing your application and making payment, you will be required to submit the following documents via email at

  • A clear passport sized photograph (not older than 6 months from the date of registration).
  • A scanned copy of your payment slip.
  • A scanned copy of your identification document that you registered with (Passport, National ID, Driving Licence, Valid Student ID or Birth Certificate for children under 18 years and dont hold passports)

Please note you will not be allowed to attend an exam if you have paid but have not completed the application and submitted this along with all required documents to the British Council for confirmation of your registration. All documents must be received before the registration deadline of 12 August 2022. 

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.

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