Qualifications that are accepted around the world
IGCSEs are the world’s most popular international qualifications for 14 to 16 year olds. They are your gateway to higher education or professional studies in your home country or overseas. They can help you:
- get a place at college or university at home or abroad
- find better career opportunities
- pass the language tests for emigrating or studying in another country*
- develop skills that help you lead a more exciting and successful life
The British Council helps more than two million people take international exams every year. We can offer you support and guidance – from choosing subjects to exam registration.
*For example, achieving a Grade C in IGCSE English is often enough to satisfy the language requirements for some universities in English-speaking nations.
Find out how to register for IGCSEs and International GCSEs.