How to register for IGCSE as a private candidate?

How to register for IGCSE as a private candidate?
  • July 19 2021
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IA – If currently you aren’t studying in an international school and want to register for the IGCSE exam as a private candidate but don’t know where to start, then Intertu Academy will show you how to register for IGCSE as a private candidate?

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How to register for IGCSE as a private candidate?

If you do not attend a school that offers the Cambridge program, you can still take the IGCSE exams as a private candidate.

So how to register for IGCSE as a private candidate?

  • Find an international school in your area that teaches the Cambridge curriculum that accepts private candidates and registers with them to take the IGCSE exam. 
  • You can register for the IGCSE exam at the British Council.

If you do not know how many international schools in Vietnam offer IGCSE programs and accept private candidates, you can refer here.

Note: Schools have the sole discretion to decide if they are willing to accept private applicants.

For more: Can IGCSE take the resit exam?

Examination Board examination venue in Vietnam

When studying in the IGCSE program, the official examination board in Vietnam is Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The Exam Board is an organization responsible for exam preparation, grading, awarding, and rewarding international certificates. 

The CIE Exam Board grants internationally recognized degrees and is recognized by all UK universities as well as universities in the US (Stanford and all Ivy League universities), Canada, the European Union, Middle East, West Asia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kazakhstan and in other countries.

In British Council Vietnam, each year there will be 2 exam seasons: May-June and October-November.


You can complete your payment by one of the following methods:

  • Pay at a British Council office

You can pay by credit card or cash at the British Council offices at:

  • Hanoi: 20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho
  • HCMC: 1st Floor, Viettel Complex Building, 285 Cach Mang Thang Tam, Ward 12, District 10.

Hours of Operation:

  • Hanoi: 08.30–19.00 (Monday – Friday); 08.30-12.00 and 13.30-16.30 (Saturday)
  • HCMC: 08.30–19.00 (Monday – Friday); 08.30-12.00 and 13.30-16.30 (Saturday)
For more: What is the international program?
  • Pay via bank transfer

Make a bank transfer to the following account and submit your paid invoice to the British Council’s online registration system or email the British Council via:

  • for candidates in Hanoi
  • for candidates in HCMC

Your booking will be processed within three days of the British Council receiving your test application and test fee.

Please note that Citibank does not have an instant money transfer service.

  • Account number (VND): 0201912008
  • Bank: Citibank, N.A Hanoi branch
  • Address: Horison Tower, 40 Cat Linh street, Cat Linh Ward, Dong Da district, Hanoi.
  • Bank code: 01605001
  • Swift code: CITIVNVX
  • Instruction:


For Hanoi registration

For HCMC registration
HNX <School name> <candidate name><Mobile number>

HCMX <School name> <candidate name><Mobile number>


Notes: Candidates are responsible for the payment of transfer or any other bank fees in addition to test fees that may be charged.

If you are unable to email evidence of payment approval (file exceeds 10MB), please call British Council’s hotline (1800 1299) for support.

For more: ACT exam fees

Intertu Academy is enrolling potential students for Math in English, Science in English, English in Key Stage 1-2-3, Cambridge Checkpoint, IGCSE, A-level, IB, SAT… For inquiries, please contact us directly or via email or hotline.