Overseas Resit Exams

Overseas Resit Exams

For students who would like to resit exams in their home country.

If you have a permanent home address outside of the UK you may be able to take exams in your home country during the three exam periods.

Check the list of exams which you cannot take overseas (PDF: 44kb) before submitting an application.


SemesterExam DatesApplication OpensApplication Closes
Semester One 13 January to 24 January 2020 Monday 14 October 2019 Wednesday 13 November 2019 (5pm GMT)
Semester Two 18 May to 5 June 2020 Monday 3 February 2020 Friday 28 February 2020 (5pm GMT)
Resits 17 August to 28 August 2020 Tuesday 30 June 2020 Monday 13 July 2020 (5pm GMT)

You must sit your exams in British Council offices which are established and reliable exam centres. Check the British Council website for addresses and contact information.

If your country does not have a British Council office, you may be able to sit at an alternative venue. Check our List of Permitted Overseas Exam Venues (Excel: 17kb) for your nearest options. If your preferred venue is not on this list, contact the Exams Office to enquire further.

Exam Rules

The same rules apply to all exams whether they are held on or off campus. Full Off-Campus Assessment Policy details (PDF: 315kb) are available.