Following recent directives from the Ugandan Government, the British Council has limited our operations with several restrictions in place until 02 June 2020. 

However, the British Council staff will continue to perform duties that do not require contact with the public. More information below:

Examination services


In compliance with the latest directive from the Government of Uganda, the following IELTS tests scheduled to be delivered by the British Council in Uganda have been cancelled. We shall provide further updates after 02 June 2020 .

  • IELTS: 04,18 April 2020
  • IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration: 04,18 April 2020
  • IELTS Life Skills A1/B1: 04, 25 April 2020
  • Computer-delivered IELTS: 09, 23, 30 April 2020

To transfer your test to an alternate date or cancel your test and request a refund, contact us via email  

School exams

Following announcements made by Cambridge and Pearson on the cancellation of the May/June 2020 examination sessions, the examination boards will provide an update for both school and private candidates. You can access the latest information from exam boards on their respective websites using the links below:

Professional and university exams

The following exams will not take place as planned. Please contact the relevant exam board or your university for more information. 

  •  Arden University: 09 April 2020
  • Open University: 20 April 2020
  • CIPS - Computer Based Exams: 11, 15 May 2020
  • CIPS - Paper Based Exams: 18, 20 May 2020
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries: 15 April 2020

Programmes in arts, education and society

All previously open calls for applications are now temporarily closed. You can, however, access free online content from our programmes


Visit for more information on our evolving arts programme

Education and society

Update on COVID-19 from the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning team; visit 

For school resources to help your children learn while at home, visit  

Find out more about the latest British Council MOOC courses and the schedule for upcoming courses here 

Customer care contact  

Our offices are temporarily closed to the public for the time being, but you can contact us via;

Telephone: +256 783 751736

WhatsApp: +256 790 243070




During this uncertain time, our students, customers and partners’ health is our priority. 

Please stay up to date on current welfare guidelines, available here: