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Changes are taking place in our world every day as a result of the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation. During this challenging time, our hearts and thoughts are with all who have been impacted by this unprecedented global event. We salute all who are doing their part and working hard to ensure that our lives and loved ones are kept safe and sound. 

At the British Council, the health, safety, and well-being of all our staff, customers, partners, and the communities in which we operate is a top priority. We support and cooperate with all local government agencies by putting all necessary measures in place to ensure the continued well-being of all with whom we engage at work, and as responsible corporate citizens of the world.

Additionally, we are doing our best to maximise the learning journeys and cultural connections for all through online resources that are available 24/7 and accessible to all. We remain connected to all our stakeholders through timely communication and technology. Our corporate website is regularly updated and information on the following topics may be found here:

Teaching Centre 
Join our live online classes focusing on English for everyday life. Find out more:

  1.  English Online for Kids and Teens: Please click here
  2.  English Online for Adults: Please click here
  3.  Online IELTS preparation: Please click here

In line with UAE government announcements on Covid-19 regulation, all IELTS test sessions until at least 29 May 2020 are suspended.   

  1. IELTS Tests: Please click here  
  2. IELTS Advantage: Please click here 
  3. Test Date Transfer form: Please click here

We have opened booking now for future test dates from 30 May 2020 onwards. We will restart testing as soon as UAE Government regulations allow.

Study UK 
This page is dedicated to Covid-19 update for international students 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and stand ready to take actions that put human health and safety at the front and foremost. The situation may place us apart for now but we remain deeply committed to our vision of a more connected world of which everyone is a part.

If you would like to reach us for more information, please email information@ae.britishcouncil.org

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these extraordinary times.

The British Council United Arab Emirates.