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 One 2016/17

The exam period runs from Monday 16 to Friday 27 January. The application form to take resit exams in January 2017 is now open. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 17.00 (GMT).

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, please check their web site for addresses and contact information.

How much will it cost?

An administration charge of £50 per exam will be payable to the University. 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.

How do I apply?

Step 1. Check your resit information. If you are required to sit a formal exam in the Semester One exam period proceed to steps 2 and 3.

Step 2. Identify your nearest British Council office and contact them to confirm they can act as an exam host.

Step 3. Complete the off-campus resit exam application form using the webstore, the deadline for submission is Wednesday 16 November 2016. The application facility will be disabled at 17.00 (GMT) on this date.

All applications are subject to approval by the University and the British Council office. You should not make definite arrangements until you have received confirmation your application has been approved; this will be after the deadline of 16 November when all applications have been received.

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.

Future Dates

Semester Two 2016/17 - the application form to take resit exams in May/June 2017 will be available between 6 February and 3 March 2017.

August Resits 2016/17 - the application form to take resit exams in August 2017 will be available between 4 July and 17 July 2017.

It is the responsibility of the student to know which exam period their resit exam(s) falls in, please check with your School Office before applying if you are unsure.