If you want to take exams at a UK university, institute or college, finish your studies or further improve your knowledge, we offer the perfect opportunity for you to achieve this. As the official and authorised body in North Macedonia, the British Council is an educational link between North Macedonia and the United Kingdom.
Distance learning programmes
We administer educational examinations for a wide range of British universities and colleges.
The University of London is one of the world’s leading academic institutions, recognised internationally as a centre of excellence. It is a federation of 20 world-class Colleges and a number of acclaimed Institutes. Among the members of staff and alumni are over 55 Nobel prize winners and over 35 past or present Heads of State.
University of London degrees have been accessible to students worldwide through the International Programmes since 1858. Today, the University of London has over 40,000 students in more than 180 countries studying for 100 different programmes.
With an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading edge but practical research, Heriot-Watt`s Edinburgh Business School is one of the leading UK institutions for business and industry.
The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom’s only university dedicated to distance learning.
Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching for innovation and for links with business and industry.
Since 1994, the LSE has worked in partnership with the University of London External Programme to offer undergraduate degrees in economics, management finance and the social sciences to students worldwide. These programmes are developed and assessed by LSE academics. Today, more than 10,000 students are enrolled in the programme.
Durham Business School is part of the University of Durham, England's third oldest university. The University founded a business school in 1965 and has one of the longest established business schools in the UK.
The College of Estate Management is the leading international body providing distance learning education and training to the property professions and construction industry. Students from over 70 countries are currently registered on courses there.
The University of Wolverhampton is a dynamic, supportive university at the heart of England with four campuses covering the West Midlands and Shropshire. Its courses range from the traditional subjects to the ultra-modern such as Virtual Reality Design, Digital Product Modelling and E-Commerce and even an online degree in Business Administration.
The University of Portsmouth was inaugurated in 1992. The former Portsmouth Polytechnic, one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK, itself grew from the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and Arts, founded in 1869.
The University was founded in 1900 by the citizens of Birmingham who wanted their own university to train and educate the people who would create and manage the burgeoning businesses and industries of the midlands. Today, it is one of the five most successful universities in the UK for research excellence.
You will need to register with the institutions in the UK directly requesting their examinations that are administered by the British Council North Macedonia. The institution will then contact the British Council on your behalf and will provide the necessary examinations materials.
The British Council charges a local fee of 4500 Macedonian Denars for administration of your examination. In addition, depending on the arrangement with your course provider, you may be required to pay the courier costs incurred at return of exams materials.
In order to be able to sit examinations with us you will need to produce a proof of payment of any fees related to your examinations administration.
You can pay the fee via bank transfer:
• Bank name: Komercijalna banka
• Bank account: 300000001838574
• Purpose: Candidate name / exam name
If the payment is done from abroad in Euros, use the following bank details:
Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje
Kej "Dimitar Vlahov" 4, 1000 Skopje , North Macedonia
Britanski sovet KOBSMK2X
Important note: Bank charges are candidate’s responsibility.
If you want to cancel your registration, you will only receive a refund if you can prove to the administrator that your ability to sit the test has been affected by illness or a serious incident. In those instances only courier charges will apply.
Serious incidents include:
• Serious illness – e.g. hospital admission or serious injury (does not include minor illness such as a mild cold)
• Loss or bereavement (death of a close family member)
• Hardship / trauma (victim of crime, victim of traffic accident)
• Military service
Evidence of illness or a serious incident must be provided within 5 days of the test date. Please use the form at the end of this page to ask for refund (if the payment was done directly to the British Council) or test day transfer. Send us the filled form to us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).