As advised by national authorities, our centres will be closed to the public until 18 April.

Exams update: 

  • After the Portuguese Government announcement extending the state of emergency and public confinement, we are also extending our suspension of all examination activity until 30 April 2020 (inclusive).
  • All Aptis, Cambridge English, IELTS and university/professional exams programmed by the British Council in Portugal are postponed and rescheduled until after that date.
  • Our suspension of exams activity will be reviewed, where necessary, in accordance with governmental guidelines and British Council corporate recommendations.


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