The British Council in Zimbabwe is aware of cases of scammers offering to make payments by credit card on behalf of IELTS candidates sometimes at reduced rates. (The rates for IELTS are published on our website and no discounts are available).
The British Council in Zimbabwe accepts online payments done via the registration portal on our website using a Visa or Mastercard and we encourage test takers to visit local banks to obtain these cards for payments. 
We will not be held liable for any financial losses incurred through fraudulent payments done via external parties. Test takers will be expected to settle any payments for fraudulent refund requests in cases where the exam has been taken. Failure to make correct payment for an IELTS exam may lead to results being withheld.
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Where can you take IELTS in Zimbabwe 

We offer a range of convenient test dates at our official IELTS test centres in Harare and Bulawayo. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you will need to come to a test centre to sit your test. Find out more

Test centres offering IELTS on paper

Harare and Bulawayo

Test centres offering IELTS on computer 

Harare and Bulawayo

IELTS test fees

The test fee includes free exclusive preparation materials, practice tests and much more.

Test schedule / timings

Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. During the pandemic, we are running tests in the morning and in the afternoon. All sessions allow social distancing. Morning sessions are usually between 9.00 and 12.00. Afternoon sessions are usually between 13.00 and 16.00. 

If you take IELTS on paper, your Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance. 

Choose your Speaking test slot 

You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot due to the pandemic, we will notify you by email or phone.

Looking to work, study, or live in the UK? 

If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.