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.

Semester One 2015

The application form to take resit exams in January 2015 is now open. 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.

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. 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.

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, the deadline for submission is Monday 17 November 2014. The application facility will be disabled at 9am (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.

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.