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.

Some exams cannot be sat overseas, and must be taken on campus in Newcastle - it is important that you check the list of exams which are exempt from the overseas exam procedure before submitting an application.

Semester One 2017/18

The exam period runs from Monday 15 to Friday 26 January 2018.

The application form to take resit exams in January 2018 is now open. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 17.00 (GMT), no more applications will be accepted after this date.

Where can I take my resit exams?

Exams must be taken in British Council offices or in an established and reliable exam centre. 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.

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 overseas resit application form using the webstore, the deadline for submission is Wednesday 15 November 2017. 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 15 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 2017/18 - the application form to take resit exams in May/June 2018 will be available between 5 February and 2 March 2018.

August Resits 2017/18 - the application form to take resit exams in August 2018 will be available between 3 July and 16 July 2018.

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.