1.1 We accept payment in online payments, credit card, cheque, bank draft or cash in Sri Lankan Rupee. Cheques and bank drafts should be made payable to the ‘British Council’. Your full name and student number should be written on the back of the cheque.
1.2 We do not accept payment of course fees in instalments. All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
1.3 You can visit our website to check for easy payment promotions. These promotions are advertised by third-party financial institutions and British Council does not endorse or have any liability for the services provided by the said financial institutions.
Collection of Certificates
If you would like to request for a pending certificate, please submit your details by filling in the following form here
*Please note that this form is to be used only when:
- Certificates are not issued before the end of the course
- You fail to collect due to following an online course or absenteeism.
Refunds and credits
2.1 British Council teaching Centres in Colombo/Kandy/Jaffna/Matara will give credits and refunds only under the following circumstances:
- Serious illness. We will require you to produce a medical certificate as evidence.
- Transfer to a new location, which is not conducive for travel to British Council, Colombo/Kandy/Jaffna. We will require written evidence of this.
- Change of academic timetable. We will require a letter from your school/university/college principal.
- Compassionate reasons such as bereavement or serious illness of a family member. We will require a copy of the death certificate or documentation from the hospital/doctor.
- All the evidence should reach British Council within 7 working days.
2.2 Where classes are cancelled by the British Council and a make-up lesson is not possible, we will provide refunds except where classes are cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).
2.3 British Council does not offer replacement classes for classes missed due to absence for any reason (eg school replacement, sick leave).
2.4 Young Learners registering for more than 1 term who wishes to apply for credits or refunds will forfeit guaranteed places. An administrative fee of LKR4,000.00 is applicable (Colombo/Kandy/Jaffna).
2.5 Credits and refunds are not given under any circumstances other than those mentioned above (2.1). All requests for refunds and transfers must be made in writing. Such requests must reach us 3-days before the start of the class and an administrative fee of LKR4,000.00 (Colombo/Kandy/Jaffna) is applicable.
2.6 No refunds or credits will be granted once classes have started. Approved credits are valid for 6 months. Approved refunds will take a minimum of 4 weeks to process.
The British Council will use the personal information that you provide to carry out teaching activities which may include:
- sharing personal data (student image and voice) during the real time broadcasting of online classes through the British Council learning hub;
- using student audio or video recordings as academic support;
- sharing student work (documents, images or recordings) in class for collaborative activities within the British Council Teaching network;
- use of the learning hub;
(Personal data collected and shared through and for the purpose of the learning activities described above will only be retained for the length of the course on which a student is enrolled)
Applying for a course fee refund
Please click here and complete the application, You will receive an e-mail with the next steps.
*Manual / hard copies will not be accepted.
Please note that all refund requests coming through after 14 December 2022 will only be processed after 9 January 2023.
3.1 If a student wishes to transfer to another level, this must be agreed by the British Council management.
3.2 Any transfer is subject to the availability of places in the class.
myClass and IELTS Coach
4.1 myClass/IELTS Coach students are required to book their own lessons online via the Online Booking System (OBS).
4.2 Cancellations or changes to bookings must be made 24 hours before the lesson start time.
4.3 Lesson credit is forfeited if cancellations or changes to bookings are made less than 24 hours before the lesson start time.
4.4 myClass/IELTS Coach Credits are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
4.5 There will be no refunds upon expiration of credits.
4.6 Where classes are cancelled by the British Council this will not reduce your available class credits except where classes are cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).
4.7 Extension of expiration date can only be done under the circumstances as stated in point 2.1
4.8 Withdrawal from myClass is subject to clauses stated in point 2.1; the British Council’s ‘Credit/Refund Request Form’ is to be completed and submitted to the British Council within 7 days. As follow:
|Withdrawal/ Deferment notification||Fee Chargeable|
|First 15 days of the myClass start date as per OBS system||50% of credit package fee + classes attended*|
|Between15 to 30 days of the myClass start date as per OBS system||75% of credit package fee + classes attended*|
|After 30 days of the myClass start date as per OBS system||100% of credit package fee|
* Not exceeding the total credit package fee
British Council reserves its right to change, amend, add or delete any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice to our existing customers. Any changes made in the terms and conditions will be updated in our website
As an enrolled student of the British Council, you have certain duties and obligations.