Closure of the Cambridge English Examinations Centre, Bern

The current disruption resulting from the Coronavirus has caused enormous personal, professional and economic difficulties for us all. We at the Cambridge English Examinations Centre, Bern have done our utmost to fulfil obligations to candidates and schools during these past weeks and have carried out all written and oral examinations up to and including Saturday, 14 March 2020.

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that the Cambridge English Examinations Centre, Bern is ceasing business with immediate effect and will no longer be able to accept any registrations for future examinations.

Over many years we have valued working together with you, your staff and your students. All our efforts have been focussed on providing professional support and services towards the achievement of a successful outcome for candidates in the examinations. We hope you will agree that we have fulfilled these commitments.

We would like to refer you to our partner Centres for Summer registrations.

We will be sending you information regarding refunds for your fees in a separate email during the next few days.

I am enormously grateful for your personal and business collaboration and wish you and your students the very best for the future.

Anne Gruaz


To all schools and candidates wishing to register for Cambridge exams.

We have received offers of help for our clients from the following centres:

Basel – cambridgeenglish-basel.ch

Geneva – cambridgeenglish-geneva.ch

St. Gallen - cambridgetesting.ch

Valais & Vaud East - cambridgeenglishvalais.ch

Vaud West – Lausanne - cambridgeenglish-vaudwest.ch

We have accepted their offer of help for you and would ask you to contact one of the above centres for any future registrations.


All candidates and schools that have paid Cambridge English Exams Centre Bern for exams scheduled between 15.03.2020 and 31.12.2020 will receive a full refund.

To claim your refund please fill out one of the forms below and return it to help@cambridgeenglish-bern.ch immediately.

It is not possible for us to transfer your fee to another exams centre.

Thank you for your patience while we process the refunds.

AARGAU-REFUND-FORM.pdf

BERN-REFUND-FORM.pdf

LUZERN-REFUND-FORM.pdf

help@cambridgeenglish-bern.ch

Our exam centres

For over 35 years the Cambridge English Exams Centre centralised office in Bern has been organising exams to take place within the 11 cantons of the 3 Centres, for which it is responsible. Dedicated teams for each Centre, reinforced by local contacts, provide better communication and response to meet regional needs.

The Centres are divided as follows:

Centre Bern in Aargau

the canton of

  1. Aargau
    1. Aarau
    2. Baden
    3. Wohlen
    4. Zofingen

Centre Bern

the cantons of

  1. Bern
  2. Neuchâtel
  3. Solothurn
  4. Fribourg

Centre Bern in Central Switzerland

the cantons of

  1. Luzern
  2. Nidwalden
  3. Obwalden
  4. Schwyz
  5. Uri
  6. Zug

We believe that one of our greatest plus factors is our willingness to listen to our clients, to consider special requests from our schools and individual candidates - in other words our flexibility. We think we have been able to fulfil all wishes and expectations of our client schools and have been delighted to receive testimonials to this effect.

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Cambridge English Examinations Centre Bern is one of several local and independent exams centres authorised by Cambridge Assessment English to deliver its exams in Switzerland. Schools, teachers and learners may choose freely with which centre they would like to collaborate.

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