overseas resit

Overseas Resit Exams

Newcastle University allows those students who have a permanent home address outside of the UK to take resit exams in a British Council, or equivalent office, in their home country during January, May/June and August exam periods. Students should complete the online application form, which will be available via this page at appropriate times of the year, before the given deadline. Full policy details are available.

It is important that you check the list of exams which are exempt from this procedure, as you will have to sit these exams on campus in Newcastle.

Semester Two 2016

The exam period runs from Monday 23 May to Friday 10 June 2016.

Applications to take resit exams in May/June have now closed.  No further applications can be accepted. 

Those students who have already applied will receive an email confirming their exam details in the week following the publication of the final timetable.

August 2016

Students wishing to apply to take resit exams overseas during August will be able to do so between Tuesday 5 and Monday 18 July 2016.

Where can I take my resit exams?

Exams must be taken in British Council offices which are established and reliable exam centres. The British Council have offices in many cities around the world, addresses and contact information can be found in their Worldwide Address Book.

How much will it cost?

An administration charge of £50 per exam will be payable to the University. You will receive instructions on how to pay this fee when your timetable is emailed to you. The British Council will also charge a fee for invigilation and use of their premises. Fees differ between offices. Contact your chosen British Council office for information on local charges. You must pay both University and British Council fees before your exam takes place. If payment is not received, the exam(s) will be cancelled.

What happens if I don’t take my resit exam?

If you do not take an overseas resit exam which has been arranged for you, you will receive a mark of ‘0’. The same rules apply to all exams whether they are held on or off campus.